Tablets dead by 2018

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Date of prediction: 2013-04-30

While others predict the end of the PC and its replacement with tables, Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry, expects the quick demise of the tablet market. He thinks that tablets will remain a novelty and may lose their appeal soon, becoming irrelevant as early as 2018.


Foldable Smartphones

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Date of prediction: 2016-12-17

“Apple, the American Multinational is reportedly launching foldable iPhones by the end of next year. Though Apple hasn’t yet announced a single word regarding this matter, rumours about Apple manufacturing high-end foldable iPhones with the collaboration of LG are hitting the market with a faster pace. If such gossips and unofficial rumours are to be believed, we can expect foldable iPhones from Apple by the end of 2017.”

Source: Apple to introduce foldable iPhones in 2017, followed by Google and Microsoft

New warmest year on record

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Date of prediction: 2010-02-04

Gabrielle Hegerl bets that the event defined es follows will occur:

-one of the years Y=2010,2011,2012,2013,2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 is reported to have the highest mean annual global temperature of the period between 1880 and year Y (in other words, the year Y is the warmest on record) in the data set HadCRUTv. or successor data set. Successor data set is the data set used by the Hadley Centre to compare hottest years to the media at that time.

(Die Klimazwiebel: Climate bet)

[Meta] 10 Year Futures (vs. What’s Happening Now)

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Euro devaluation

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Date of prediction: 2016-11-15

Deutsche Bank expects that the Euro will reach parity with the US Dollar in early 2017 and continue to fall to 0.95 $ until the end of 2017.

Human head transplant

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Date of prediction: 2015-02-25

CNET and Slashdot report on a prediction of surgeon Sergio Canavero from Turin. Canavero thinks that the problem of transplanting a human head from one a dead body to a living one is a probem soon to be solved. He outlines his proposed technique in an article that appeared in an open access journal: The “Gemini” spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded.

[DE, META] Propheten und Moneten – Wie wir mit Statistiken manipuliert werden

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