Friday, July 29, 2011

1982 study predicted the future very accurately

Fascinating article from the New York Times in 1982 discussing a study by the US National Science Foundation on how technology could transform society.

'Teletext and Videotex' became the world wide web and an impressive amount of what they predicted has come true.

I love the prediction that: "Home-based shopping will permit consumers to control manufacturing directly, ordering exactly what they need for production on demand." Mass customisation anyone?!

Via Carmen Magar

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