The ContrafabulistsKin Lane and Audrey Watters – monitor predictions that technologists and marketers make about the future of technology. No surprise, most of the predictions are made about AI, a development whose future folks have been predicting incorrectly since the 1950s. Here are the predictions made this week:

The latest K–12 Horizon Report is out. This annual report predicts which education technologies will be adopted over the next few years. Among the predictions: artificial intelligence will have widespread adoption in schools in the next four to five years.

Campus Technology rewrites the latest Gartner press release about the future of wearables: “‘Smartwatches are on pace to achieve the greatest revenue potential among all wearables through 2021, reaching $17.4 billion,’ said Angela McIntyre, research director at Gartner, in a prepared statement.”

HackerOne aims to pay bug bounty hunters $100 million by 2020,” says ZDNet.

Vietnam Plans To Legalize Bitcoin By 2018,” according to ZeroHedge.

Look for Military Drones to Begin Replacing Police Helicopters by 2025,” says The Global Business Brief, with one of this week’s most horrifying predictions.

Via Interesting Engineering: “New Report Says Robots Will Take Over Construction Industry by 2020.”

Magic Mushrooms Could Be Legal By 2018,” says CBS.

China to be world’s largest film market by 2020,” China Daily predicts.

Jared and Ivanka reportedly plan to be out of the White House by 2018,” says The Week. Predictions on whether or not her father will be too?

Audrey Watters


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