Wired looks forward to 2004


— 2:08 AM on December 31, 2003

Rather than reflecting on the past year, Wired is looking forward to 2004. Wired asks a number of experts what they wish would happen in the fields of privacy, defense, spam, security, open source, technology development, life online, and human rights next year, and what they think will actually transpire. Craig Silverstein, Google's Director of Technology, has this to say:

"I wish computer search engines would become as intelligent as human searchers in 2004.

"What probably will actually happen is they'll just get better at faking it. Artificial intelligence is very, very hard. Luckily, sometimes faking it is good enough."

What do you wish would happen in the world of technology in 2004, and what do you think will actually happen?
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