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:

Via The Verge: “Lexus says its new luxury barge will drive itself by 2020.”

Techcrunch reports thatToyota sees traditional gas engines phased out of its line by the 2040s.”

Coursera boasts aboutBuilding India’s Workforce for 2020.”

MIT Technology Review asks “What Does Work Look Like in 2026?” “Jobs for workers like electronics assemblers and word processers, which are highly susceptible to automation, are anticipated to drop by 45,300 and 25,000, respectively, by 2026.”

According to market research, “Education Data Security Market Size to Observe Steady Growth By 2025.”

Techcrunch saysU.S. iPhone users will spend an average of $88 per year on apps by 2020.”

PR* from Disruptor Daily: “AI in Education: 10 Companies to Watch in 2018.”

* This is all PR

Audrey Watters


Predictions: The History of the Future

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