Sci-fi author, John Brunner, wrote a novel in 1968 called “Stand on Zanzibar”
He writes about life in 2010 where he describes the following:
- Wearable technology
- Pharmaceuticals to improve sexual performance advertised on TV
- The most powerful U.S. rival no longer being the Soviet Union, but rather China.
- Video calls and Virtual Avatars
- Bisexual and gay relationships have become mainstream.
- Documents form laser printers
- The legalization of cannabis
- Global news and TV on demand
- Tabaco declining and marijuana rising
- Detroit has become a ghost town and incubator of a new kind of music oddly similar to the actual Detroit techno movement of the 1990s.
- Terrorists attack buildings within the country and pose an increasing threat to US interests.
- School and mass shootings happen all over the place.
- Cars are powered by rechargeable electric fuel cells.
- Blacks have moved into positions of power as a result of affirmative action.
- Aeroplanes offer inflight entertainment with news and video programs on screens at each individual seat.
Where this gets stranger
The US having a leader named President Obomi, who was dealing with a lot instability and violence.
He talks about a European union of nations to improve their economic prospects and influence on world affairs. Keep in mind that The EU and European citizenship were established when the Maastricht Treaty came into force in 1993
The novel centers on two New York City roommates
“A possible refrence to Donald Trump and the normal man (common man)”