Lovely set of pieces in Slate on the Future of the Future. One article in particular caught my eye, which is an analysis of 81 technology articles and press releases going back to the 1990s in which things are said about what will be true in 5-10 years. As the article points out, one especially common mistake is to confuse the invention of something with its widespread adoption and use.
The full set of articles can be found here.
And let’s not talk about the Amazon algorithm recommending certain ‘ingredients’ terrorists may have missed!
The only country, I believe, that’s translated every single one of my books is China.
Discuss in not less than 200 words…
This is a first for me. PostIt notes and coloured pens delivered on a silver tray with a napkin. Then again, the workshop was at the Savoy Hotel. Bless them.
In the future we will insure our memories
Just found this. Not sure whether to laugh or cry. It reminds me slightly of Stephen Pile’s Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain (which was forced to close after the founder was shown to be far too competent to run such a club).
It’s funny. The moment someone declares something as dead, chances are that whatever it is (vinyl records, fountain pens, paper books, watches, dumb-phones, bespoke tailoring, cinema, polaroid cameras, postcards, beer, butter, cider, cycling, Russia …) it reappears, often with renewed vim and vigour. I think public libraries are a good example.
Excellent article on this subject from the Guardian newspaper (thanks Corrina over in Sydney).
I posted this a few months ago, but given the volume of articles in the papers recently about exam results (and artificial intelligence) I think it’s worth a re-post.
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