Psychics predict the future as year 2000 approaches
The CBC rang in the new millennium across all six Canadian time zones with star-studded performances, fantastic fireworks and multiple renditions of Auld Lang Syne. CBC Television's marathon 26-hour New Year's worldwide special, 2000 Today, was the most ambitious live project in the corporation's history. CBC Radio ushered in the 21st century with its 20-hour live broadcast, "Champagne, Moose and Maple Syrup."
• A 1950 Popular Mechanics article predicted that future homes would have plastic furniture, rugs and floors that could be cleaned with a garden hose.
• Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, published in 1932, foresaw a world where everyone takes mood-enhancing drugs and babies are created in laboratories.
• "By the turn of this century, we will live in a paperless society."
— Roger Smith, chairman of General Motors, 1986.
Program: CBC Radio Special
Broadcast Date: Dec. 31, 1999
Guest(s): Clair Brickus, Julie Simmons
Host: Bernie McNamee, Shelagh Rogers
Last updated: March 19, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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