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:

From Paleofuture: “Predictions for the Year 2018 From the 20th Century.”

“Some 2018 Predictions” from Washington State University’s Mike Caulfield.

Via eSchool News: “25 education trends for 2018.”

According to Edsurge, “Measuring Learning Will Be Key to Improving It in 2018.”

Folks really really really want AR and VR to be a thing – this year as in the past. According to MIT Technology Review, these are “Five of the Coolest-Looking VR and AR Headsets, Apps, and More Coming in 2018.”

Via Futurism: “California Is Officially Planning to Ban Polluting Cars by 2040.”

Via Fortune: “Amazon Will Buy Target in 2018, Tech Analyst Predicts.” From Business Insider: “There is a 40% chance Apple will acquire Netflix, according to Citi.”

“Does Life In 2018 Live up to What We Predicted a Century Ago?” asks Futurism.

Audrey Watters


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