09 Jan '14, 8pm

Postmortem on Last Year's Predictions

Postmortem on Last Year's Predictions

One way to win the predictions game is to make a lot of guesses and remember just the winners. Here at IEEE Spectrum , we play a harder game. We told you what to expect in 2013, and now we are 'fessing up to our misses, as well as bragging about our hits. Truth be told, we're a bit proud of the misses as well. After all, it's not our fault if reality fails to meet our high standards! Hit: We said that Google Glass would be big, that it would spawn a lot of associated business, and maybe even some copycatting. We were right on all counts. Woo-hoo! Japan's Telepathy One is bringing out a kind of augmented-reality visor; Epson just announced at CES it was doing the same. Innovega is going even further with a contact-lens and glasses combo. Hit: We said China would start pouring water from the south to the north in 2013, and just a few weeks ago , it did. That you haven't hear...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/geek-life/history/post...

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