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:

“The number of Americans working for themselves could triple by 2020,” says Quartz.

According to Futurism, “Two Space Hotels Could Open as Early as 2021.”

From the press release: “Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker, Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.”

Via Nextgov: “Report: 80% of Experts Say ‘Catastrophic’ Data Breach Is Inevitable by 2021.”

According to Barron’s, “Apple Watch Powers a $29 Billion Wearables Market by 2022.”

The Daily Mail says that “Britain will be fully out [of the EU] by 2020,” so we know it must be true.

Finally a timeline for one of his dumb projects that actually makes sense: The Washington Post cautions that “Elon Musk’s space Tesla just might crash into Earth in the next million years.”

Audrey Watters


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