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Past future
I love reading old science fiction books. Books that have been written some time ago and make predictions on what the future will be like always have amusing things that seem horribly outdated now.

I just finished Cities in Flight by James Blish. A collection of novellas written in the late 60s, early 70s, chapter 1 contains this amusing sentence on the discovery of a tenth planet (called Proserpine in the book) and the fact that no one wants to go there despite excellent conditions for astronomy:
[T]here's no sun in the sky out there to louse up photograpic plates.

It also has computers built around 3000 AD and still in use 1000 years later. You have to love things like that.

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