The world will be a place for soulless state machines

Frantz Kafka : writer
Bureaucratic state and government institutions and processes will be indifferent to the destiny of an individual and extremely absurd and mechanised.
This prediction is considered prophetic by many experts for mechanization of government institutions in XX century in some countries and also very relevant for Russia.

Kafka, Franz. 1957. The trial. New York: Knopf.