Can You Spot the Difference Between 1966 and 2011?

Here’s a fantastic video in the “what the future will look like” vein: a 1966 prediction of home computing in 1999. Despite the kitsch-quality, it’s pretty remarkable how some of the points have come to pass: home security, online banking, stylus computing, email, multiple displays. My favorite part (beyond the wife happily buying and husband begrudgingly paying the bills bit) is the depiction of the consoles themselves. All the screwy dials and buttons…no real keyboard. The husband’s office looks like NORAD. And the self-repairing circuits that report themselves to the “communal service agency.” Were we supposed to all be living in communal hives by now?

Enjoy.


Quests for Quantum

One technology quietly sliding from the realm of science fiction to science fact is quantum computing. This article from Singularity Hub speculates on the fields that stand to be most profoundly impacted by the rise of this powerful new way to process our world.

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Interstellar Travel by 2037?

Think about how dramatically different the world is today from 20 years ago. Consider the incredible pace of evolution of the technologies around us. Do that and you may realize that interstellar travel in the next 20 years may not be such a longshot. (It may just look different than you’re envisioning.)

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Video To Go

According to The Ooyala Global Video Index Report, more than 50% of all video plays were on mobile in 2016 for the first time; that number is expected to rise to 60% in 2017.

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