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The public plaza and bike lanes now found throughout New York City have affectionately become known to detractors as the "war on cars". But amazingly, a 1973 plan got very, very close to banning cars in Manhattan outright, thanks to a man known as "Gridlock Sam".

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

The public plaza and bike lanes now found throughout New York City have affectionately become known to detractors as the "war on cars". But amazingly, a 1973 plan got very, very close to banning cars in Manhattan outright, thanks to a man known as "Gridlock Sam".