Predicting the Future of Computing

Have you ever tried to predict the future? Well, as you may know this is a tough one and famous people already tried… and most of them failed. Especially when it comes to computing. Technology is evolving so fast – it is hard to predict.
To give you a impression of what i mean I would like to quote Ken Olson, president/founder of Digital Equipment Corp.

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” (1977)

Well anyhow, the NY Times had a great idea to predict the future of computing. They let the collective intelligence of their readers decide. On https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/06/science/20111206-technology-timeline.html you can make predictions for the future or you can help determinate when a technology was introduced to our world…

What a great idea. It is not only fun to read and watch how the timeline evolves. As a interaction designer i can say, there are so many possible projects laying within that timeline i don´t know where to start…

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