Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Atom Age Combat Predictions #2--Synchronize Watches!!

Today we are examining the predictions of what "atom age" warfare would be like, courtesy of Atom Age Combat #1 (1959).

This time: Time-keeping in war!!

Well, yes, synchronization will be more important.

Yes, watches will improve; yes, there will be watches without hands. Yes, there will be watches that can, via communication with time stations or satellites, will always have the correct time. Yes, there will be some watches that are absolutely silent.

No, they won't have nuclear batteries. No, they won't last longer than a man's lifetime.

And of course, there will be many an electronic device that will receive constant signals from GPS and other sources, so time will always be right.

So, while details may be off, it's still a pretty fair bit of forecasting, so I'm giving them a PASS!!

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