Each week since we’ve launched this project chronicling technology predictions, Audrey has typed up a list of the predictions she’s seen – something that typically happens as she scours news and analysis for updates about robots or education technology.

Kin, on the other hand, is taking a more programmatic approach to this project. He’s been scraping various technology publications and looking for phrases that articles contain some sort of prediction: “by the year…” or “within the next [number] years…”

You can see the data he’s collected – warning, it hasn’t really been cleaned up yet – in this GitHub repository: Contrafabulists/tech-predictions. A sample of predictions from the tech blog Techcrunch, for example, can be found here.

Audrey Watters


Predictions: The History of the Future

A Contrafabulists Production

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