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:

Gartner predicts “IoT Security Spending to Hit $1.5 Billion This Year.”

Via MIT Technology Review: “Water scarcity could affect 5 billion people by 2050.”

Via The Motley Fool: “Starbucks Shoots for Recyclable, Compostable Cup by 2021.”

“Nissan Wants to Sell One Million Electric Vehicles a Year by 2022,” says Bloomberg.

According to InfoSecurity Group Magazine, which has zero stake in predicting this particular future, “Cyber-Terrorism Set to Be Top Threat by 2020.”

Techcrunch says that “Jack Dorsey believes bitcoin will be the world’s sole currency within 10 years.” Seriously?!

Audrey Watters


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