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:

We’re into February now, but that’s not stopping people from making predictions about what will happen in the rest of the year. From Edsurge: “On Blockchain, Money and Empathy: EdSurge Talks Trends and 2018 Predictions.” From the Futures Forum: “Providentia’s Prospectus: 18 Trends Futuristas Are Watching in 2018.” “Futuristas.” Why?!

Predicting the future of cars: “An Autonomous Vehicle Project Sets Its Sights On a 200-Mile Test Drive in 2019,” says Also from “Technology for the Cars of 2118 Is Already in Development.”

“We Could See an Indian Universal Basic Income by 2020,” says

From CCN: “Bitcoin at $1 Million by 2020: McAfee Doubles Down on Bullish Bet.”

“Three million homes to get ultrafast broadband by 2020,” says the BBC.

“The French will be able to fill out 100 percent of official forms online by 2022,” according to Reuters.

From Bleacher Report: “Manchester United to Be ‘Contenders for Everything’ by 2020, Says Jose Mourinho.” Everything.

Audrey Watters


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