2013: Hello. Goodbye.

I’ve been collaborating with Ross Dawson to create a quick visual summary of some of the things that will be appearing and disappearing in our lives in 2013. The graphic is above and a text list is below.

Here is the full list in text form (in no particular order):

APPEARING

Augmented reality glasses

Thought control

3D printing in the home

Personal DNA testing

Digital butlers

Voice control TV

Customized medicine

Pay by fingerprint

Electric sports cars

Robot sex

Conversational computing

Empathic robots

Gesture interfaces

Flexible, foldable mobile phones

Robo-nannies

Infinite color at home

Personalized billboards

Networked professional services

Bio-Hacking

Pollution absorbing clothes

Biodegradable electronics

Automated instant translation

Memory implants

Video wallpaper

Retail delivery boxes

DISAPPEARING

Intimacy

Computer mouse

Spelling

Landline telephones

Coins

Privacy

Video rental stores

Public phones

Vacuuming

Retirement

Weekday newspapers

CDs/DVDs

Chain bookstores

e-Cards

Space tourism

8 hours sleep

Switching off

9-5 workdays

Dining rooms

Handwriting

Shop assistants

Biodiversity

Non-internet businesses

Printing photographs

Welfare state

Learning foreign languages

Paper medical records

Watches for under 25s

Focused attention

Maps

Shame

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5 Responses to 2013: Hello. Goodbye.

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  2. Richard says:

    Oooooooooooh. Yes!

    R.

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