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Thursday, December 31, 2015
The Future Is The Same As It Ever Was for 2016
Frogdesign has coughed up its first hairball of Tech Trends 2016. Given the Unbearable Stasis of Accelerating Change you will be unsurprised that our suave professional futurists predict 2016 will be the year of Big VR (again), Big AI (again), personalized medicine (again), crypto transcendence of nation state politics (again) .... What, no low earth orbit love hotels or cell-cultured celebrity burgers this year? Fear not, that bleeding edge future can still be regurgitated again for 2017! And you better believe that multi-century longevity meds, history-ending superintelligent AI, sexy sexbots, profitable geo-engineering eco-miracles, and another chapter of white imperialism mining Mars and the asteroids via space elevator all remain, as ever, Just! Twenty! Years! Away! In! The! Future! Exciting times, especially if you're into bank fraud.