Category Archives: Predictions

What About The Future

It seems to me… “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”  ~ Bertrand Russell. With the start of every New Year, pundits are … Continue reading

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Predicting Technological Development

It seems to me… “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”  ~ Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962). Pundit’s predictions that supposedly forecast what will occur in the near future (rather than what might only be possible) are quite popular … Continue reading

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End of Computers

It seems to me… “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”  ~ Popular Mechanics, 1949. Computers are following a similar development trajectory to many other preceding devices.  The first clocks were sufficiently large to necessitate installation … Continue reading

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Predicting The Future

“The trouble with the future is that it isn’t what it used to be.” – Paul Varney, abt 1900. Toward the end of each year, the pundits emerge with their predictions of the future. This year, being the end of … Continue reading

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