The Weekly Stripe – 20.12.19
As the year draws to a close and a new decade beckons, our attention turns to the future. This week we dive into the fickle and fascinating world of predictions, with a particular focus on technology.
What technological innovations can we expect to see over the next 35 years? Futurism’s infographic makes an educated guess.
David Karpf read every issue of Wired magazine back-to-back. Find out what he learned about the challenges of making predictions in the digital age.
How can we explain the increasing popularity of psychics? Nick Squires draws a direct link between economic uncertainty and a boom in business for fortune-tellers in Italy.
What did futurologists get right about the past decade, and where did they miss the mark? Richard Godwin reflects on a growing profession and it’s successes and failures in predicting the 2010s.
The Simpsons has an uncanny ability to foreshadow future events. Enjoy this collection of the show’s most prescient moments.