Category Archives: Yesterday’s Futures

Fumbling the Future, Inventing the Present, Understanding the Past

Moshe Vardi, the Editor-in-Chief of Communications of the ACM (CACM), has done a great public service by asking IBM to declassify and publish online an IBM report originally published in 1989. It summarized the work of 20 IBM Research Division … Continue reading

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The Future is Not What it Used to Be

Many predictions are what the forecasters want the future to be or simply an extension of what they are familiar and comfortable with. It is particularly illuminating to look at predictions of our past that we can assess with the … Continue reading

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