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:

Futurism says “The First Driverless Uber Could Hit the Road as Soon as Next Year.” And Futurism cites Uber with another driving car prediction with a slightly different timeline: “Uber CEO Says Flying Cars Are Only a Decade Away.”

Jeff Selingo has “3 Predictions for HigherEd in 2018.”

Via Futurism: “We Could Have an In-Orbit Satellite Repair Service by 2020.”

“Trump Administration May End Funding for the International Space Station by 2025,” says Fortune.

Here’s Newsweek with a handful of predictions: “By 2020, We’ll Have Flying Cars and Robot Bellboys – Along With Crippling Depression and Unemployment.”

Via Futurism: “Michio Kaku’s Biggest Predictions About the Future.”

Other predictions (and stories about predictions) published recently: “The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018.”

Audrey Watters


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