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Predictions: The History of the Future

A Contrafabulists Production

The Contrafabulists – Kin Lane and Audrey Watters – monitor predictions that technologists and marketers make about the future of technology: Once again, the prediction (often credited to the World Economic Forum) – that “almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do...

The Contrafabulists monitor predictions that technologists and marketers make each week about the future of technology: Vala Afshar, Salesforce’s Chief Digital Evangelist, repeats the World Economic Forum’s prediction that “65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.”...

The Contrafabulists monitor predictions that technologists and marketers make each week about the future of technology: “I think in the next 30 years, people only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week,” the chairman of Alibaba Jack Ma predicted. EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin revisits the predictions...

Each week since we’ve launched this project chronicling technology predictions, Audrey has typed up a list of the predictions she’s seen – something that typically happens as she scours news and analysis for updates about robots or education technology. Kin, on the other hand, is taking a more programmatic approach...

The Contrafabulists monitor predictions that technologists and marketers make each week about the future of technology: “Robots will take over half of today’s jobs in 10–20 years,” according to MarketWatch. There’s even a graph, so it must be true.