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:

According to Quartz, “Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.”

“Norway Is Aiming for All of Its Short Flights to be Electric by 2040,” says

According to education investor Tom Vander Ark, “Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018.”

The Detroit Auto Show was held this past week, so lots of predictions in the news this week about the future of cars: electric, self-driving, and so on. Like this one, in Axios, for example: “Ford plans 16 fully electric vehicle models by 2022.”

Audrey Watters


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