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25 Years of WIRED Predictions: Why the Future Never Arrives
These early views of the sharing economy were accurate depictions of the moment, but poor visions of the future. Within a few short years, many of those Uber drivers would be stuck paying off their cars in sub-minimum-wage jobs with no benefits. What began as an earnest insight about bits and atoms quickly turned into an arbitrage opportunity for venture capitalists eager to undercut large, lucrative markets by skirting regulations. To meet the growth and monetization demands of investors, yesterday’s sharing economy became today’s gig economy.
advertising  future  technology  futurism  predictions  wired  web2.0  history  1990s  2000s 
11 weeks ago by jm
Keep predicting and you’ll be right eventually?
debunking Ken Ring, the kiwi “long term weather prediction” “scientist” who gets trundled out every year around this time
ken-ring  weather  predictions  ireland  rain 
january 2013 by jm

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