(NAPS)-A time capsule's predictions about life today may surprise you with its foresight.
The time capsule sealed 25 years ago was opened at the annual L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests ceremony in Los Angeles.
Back then, contest grand-prize winner and now international New York Times best-selling author Dave Wolverton predicted that countries with a "falsely inflated economy would be forced to export their technologies to third-world countries where people are willing to work for less money."
Famed best-selling author Orson Scott Card ("Ender's Game") forecast, "We must count ourselves lucky if anyone has leisure enough in 2012 to open this time capsule."
To see these and other predictions, visit www.writersofthefuture. com.
The contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide aspiring writers with a much-needed break, and the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
Past winners have published over 750 novels and 3,500 short stories, and illustrators have had their art published in more than 500 books and magazines.