Yes, he did see the future. Or maybe he imagined it into being… in which case I hope some of the grimmer bits of his stories never come about! Many things which Cordwainer Smith wrote about are happening now– animal cloning, for one.
So I have started a category of this blog called “It’s Happening Now,” and when you come across news items that remind you of something in a CS story, do come by and post a comment on this post with links if it was something online you found. Please comment on what bit of what story it reminds you of!
Comments do have to be moderated by me, but unless I am traveling, I am pretty good at keeping up with that, so your comment should appear within a few hours normally. (Normally? Nothing is normal here.)