Fighting the future
C|Net is running an interesting story where they have a bunch of scientists from MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Starlab, and Xerox PARC try to predict what the future holds for technology 5, 10, and 50 years from now.
Almost daily, we hear about the latest breakthroughs from technology gurus at Microsoft, Intel, and other big players in the tech sector. What we don't hear about is where their big ideas come from. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in Palo Alto, California; and Starlab in Brussels, Belgium, are among the top think tanks in tech research across the globe, and many technological innovations were born within their walls. According to these science soothsayers, technology is just beginning to change our lives, with plenty of advances to come.
Read their predictions here