Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

April 5, 2012

Is science fiction preparing us for the future?

Mineral Wells Index

By Gerald Warfield | Special to the Index

Remember Dick Tracy’s two-way wrist radio? What a great idea, and when the real thing came along we knew exactly what it was and we were ready for it.

That hasn’t always been so. In the early 20th century one of the grande dames of New York City was asked why she was the last person on Fifth Avenue not to have a telephone. Her answer was that she didn’t need one. When she wanted a servant she had only to pull the bell cord. The idea of personal long-distance communication was completely beyond her.

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