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The Contrafabulists monitor predictions that technologists and marketers make each week about the future of technology:

  • Vala Afshar, Salesforce’s Chief Digital Evangelist, repeats the World Economic Forum’s prediction that “65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.”
  • The Wall Street Journal predicts “The End of Car Ownership”: “By 2022, 2023, the majority of transportation in urban cities with temperate weather will be on demand, shared and likely autonomous.”
  • According to the American Trucking Associations, the trucking industry will be short 175,000 truckers by 2024.
  • OpenStax predicts that during the 2017–2018 school year, students at the schools it’s partnered with will save $8.2 million by using open educational resources.
  • eCampus News repeats a bunch of ed-tech industry predictions. Among these, the LMS company Docebo predicts that “the size of the online learning market was estimated to be over USD 165 billion in 2015 and is likely to grow by 5 percent by 2023, exceeding USD 240 billion.”
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Predictions: The History of the Future

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