And so evolution continues, but in this era it’s more akin to grasping at the surfaces of a wide expanse of information and applying it towards one’s advantage more than anything else. These days nearly everyone knows a little about a lot. This is due to the information age we live in today.
Predictions are a mug’s game. If they come true, you likely didn’t push your thinking hard enough. If they don’t come true, you risk looking like an idiot. Nonetheless, many speakers at the annual TED conference have taken the plunge and proffered thoughts of what the future might look like. The video above takes a quick spin through just some of them, with thoughts from tech pioneers including Nicholas Negroponte, Rodney Brooks, Jeff Han and Pattie Maes.
Below, we asked many of the attendees and speakers at this year’s just-wrapped TED to riff off the conference’s theme (“The Next Chapter”) and tell us what they think might radically change society, life, technology and so on in the *next* 30 years. From funny and wry to deeply insightful, the answers will surprise you.
“One of the things about learning how to read — we have been doing a lot of consuming of…
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