We monitor predictions that technologists and marketers make about the future of technology. No surprise, many of the predictions are made about AI, a development whose future folks have been predicting incorrectly since the 1950s. And a lot of predictions are made about cars. Because nothing says “the future” like an automobile.

Starting in May 2018, we will post updates here once a month. So here are the predictions that rounded out the rest of the month of April:

“Gender parity in computer science could take 280 years,” says Computerworld.

“In-screen fingerprint sensors coming to 100 million phones by 2019?” Cnet wonders.

Via Ars Technica: “Say goodbye to nearly all of Ford’s car lineup: Sales end by 2020.”

Forbes repeats the Gartner party line: “Gartner Estimates AI Business Value To Reach Nearly $4 Trillion By 2022.”

“Studio Ghibli plans to open new theme park near Nagoya by 2022,” says Japan Times.

Audrey Watters


Predictions: The History of the Future

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