A short science fiction story by one of my collaborators :-)
Robert Scherrer Nature 485, 540 (24 May 2012)
... Vanessa set her drink down on the bar. “Eastern Southwest State's a perfectly good school, Anne. And if Larry doesn't get in, they have a northern branch campus that would certainly take him.” Vanessa glanced over at George. “Our Chester will be going to Harvard, just like his father.”
“But what if he doesn't get in?” asked Anne.
Vanessa shot Anne a poisonous look. “Oh, we've made alternate plans. Princeton is an excellent back-up choice.” Vanessa smoothed back her peroxide hair. “Now, George, it's almost time. Be a sweetheart and turn on the wall screen.”
... But back in the old days, you had to fill out an application for college — not like now, where you just send in a cheek swab. ...
How long before this comes true?