The Contrafabulists – Kin 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:
“McDonalds to accept Bitcoin by 2018,” CryptoDaily predicts.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz believes that the price of Bitcoin will “easily reach” the $40,000 mark by 2018. “James Altucher predicts bitcoin will reach $1 million by 2020,” says CNBC.
Via The 74: “By 2022, America Will Need 1 Million More College Grads With STEM Training Than We Are on Track to Produce.”
“800 million workers worldwide will lose their jobs to robots by 2030,” says Fast Company. “Robots Could Force 375 Million People to Switch Occupations by 2030,” says The MIT Technology Review. Both of these are based on predictions from the McKinsey Global Institute.