The gender pay gap is pretty striking in most parts of the world. In the US, women make 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. In Australia, it's 83 cents. And in Canada, it's 73 cents. But back in the early 1980s, some foresaw the complete disappearance of that gap, specifically by the year 2017.
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Many of us, owing to an intuitive sense of where technological and social progress are taking us, have a preconceived notion of what the future will look like. But as history has continually shown, the future doesn't always go according to plan. Here are 11 ways the world of tomorrow may not unfold the way we expect.
Brave New World used to be one of the most terrifying stories about a false utopia. It gave us the concept of "test tube babies," and its name became synonymous with technological progress run wild. But many of the things Aldous Huxley predicted are coming true, and it turns out they're not so scary.