Predicting the Future of Computing
Since no supercomputer can yet predict the future, we need your help. Readers are
invited to make predictions and collaboratively edit this timeline, which is divided
into three sections: a sampling of past advances, future predictions that you can push
forward or backward in time (but not, of course, into the past), and a form for making
and voting on predictions. The most prescient prophet might receive an iPad 2 in 2050.
But if the past is any guide, this prediction will almost surely be wrong.
I can't really see any reason to mention them at all unless there's a bit of back-scratchin' going on...
[Moreover, given the generally random nature of the other "predictions" (some are just stupid, and are no way going to happen, and others are just repeating common wisdom) and I wonder if the purpose of the entire list is to push those companies....]
Wonder how you'd be able to create a space like that on purpose?
Now I used to think that we the humanity grown out of that hubris. That our kids will never be able to mock us because of the old technology we once perceived as cutting edge, simply because we gotten more distanced to our self no longer perceiving our self as being on the forefront in a world that's always changing.
But right now I feel like we're back in the hubris of the 80's. We will tell our kids about the time when every one was supposed to have a 3d printer at home. The material was super expensive, the material didn't hold up to anything, and who is going to have time to manufacture stuff at home when we don't even make our own food any more? And our kids will laugh at us for ever getting so out of touch with reality.