Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Seattle in 2020 (projection from 1992)

So, it can be disconcerting when we catch up with near-future predictions, when the future becomes the present. A good case of this I recently came across is in a CYBERPUNK adventure that had appeared in CHALLENGE magazine back in 1992. It includes the following map (by Rob Lazzaretti) depicting Seattle in 2020, predicting correctly that we'd still have the Space Needle but wrongly assuming the Kingdome stadium wd still be standing.

Here's the map, from the adventure "The Dank Pit" by 'Legion' (which I assume is a house name for in-house generated material for the magazine).

--John R.

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