Fifty Years Hence
A. L. Humphrey. Excerpt
from Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Spirit, Chamber of Commerce
of Pittsburgh, 1927.
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did he go right? Where did he go wrong?
What did Mr. Humphrey predict for 1977?
Which predictions came true?
missed the mark?
Which of his predictions surprised you the most?
Where do you
think he was furthest off the mark?
What events and trends did he fail to consider in his predictions?
What kinds of
things happened that he never could have predicted in 1927?
What changes have taken place in Pittsburgh since 1977?
Let's fast forward to 50 past 1977 -- we're almost half way there
-- to 2027. What predictions do you make for Pittsburgh in 2027?