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:

It’s the end of the year – a time to reflect on the predictions that were made (right or wrong) about 2017. And then time to make up a bunch of new shit about the future.

Magic Leap says its headset is coming next year. Riiiiiight.

Via Gizmodo: “The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017.”

’Tis The Season To Issue Wrong Predictions About 2018,” says Seeking Alpha.

Via “Bill Nye: ‘I Predict No One Is Going To Want To Settle on Mars’.”

According to Techcrunch, “Toyota will electrify entire vehicle lineup by 2025.”

According to Edsurge: “​Online Communication Will Open New Doors For Community in 2018.”

According to “After the Moon and Mars, NASA Wants to Head to Alpha Centauri in 2069.”

“Everything Is Terrible: 5 More Things to Worry About in 2018,” according (again) to Among the things it claims we’re supposed to fret about: the Bitcoin bubble bursting.

Motherboard on the end of the world: “An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried.”

Audrey Watters


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