Predicting the Future of Computing: The New York Times

Curator: Diana Hong
date: December 13, 2011
Categories: Entertainment Design, Experience Design

The New York Times has launched a fun, new interactive crowd-sourced feature that asks its readers to help predict the future of computing

How it works is readers collaboratively edit a timeline with predictions categorized into computing, artificial intelligence, transportation and lifestyle, and communication. The timeline is then divided into three main sections: past advances, future predictions that you can push forward or backward in time and a voting mechanism for each prediction submitted.

My favorite and most-wanted prediction: In 2297 Teletransportation will make it possible for people to move instantaneously between locations by changing form—disappearing on one end and materializing at the other.

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