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:
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.