From Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, circa 1980:
"... the B Ark would hold everyone else, such as hairdressers and telephone sanitisers. They sent the B ship off first, but of course, the other two-thirds of the population stayed on the planet and lived full, rich and happy lives until they were all wiped out by a virulent disease contracted from a dirty telephone..."
He also predicted digital watches would go out of fashion and computer viruses (spread by a depressed robot)
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