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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:

Entrepreneur Magazine has an infographic that details “The Future According to Elon Musk.” It includes his predictions about humans on reusable rockets (by 2018), AI threatening humanity (by 2024), and humans on Mars (by 2025).

Global Gasoline Demand Could Peak by 2030,” MIT Technology Review predicts.

Technavio predicts the global market for “competency-based education” will grow by 18% between 2017 and 2021.

Cloud Computing Market Projected To Reach $411B By 2020,” says Forbes.

Toyota Says They Will Have Intelligent Talking Cars by 2020,” says Futurism.com.

Via Business Insider: “A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022.”

And an evergreen headline from Paleofuture’s Matt Novak: “Bullshit Article About Bullshit Automation Promises Bullshit Life of Leisure.”

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