Asold 2012 International Symposium "How technologies of the future have an effect on tendencies in the present"
A legend tells that once a famous Parisian fortune teller predicted Napoleon Bonaparte a great future. When young Napoleon appeared in her salon, the fortune teller stood up, pointed at Napoleon and declared to the other guests: "Stand up! The Emperor of France is here'". The fortune teller also told Napoleon the following : "Due to your genius and will power you will seize the throne, but be careful afterwards - otherwise you will suffer an awful fate.
No one knows if the fortune teller indeed foresaw his coming glory, or perhaps her prophecy merely encouraged Napoleon in his ambition and resolve, he nevertheless achieved a worldwide fame.