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.

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Year 1999 AD

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Date of prediction: 1967

The year 1999 as imagined in 1967:

(youtube)

Trump not going to win

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Date of prediction: various (before election day)

Donald Trump elected President of the United States

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Date of prediction: 2015-08-13

Scott Adams, of Dilbert fame, predicts that Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States:

“Now that Trump owns FOX, and I see how well his anchor trick works with the public, I’m going to predict he will be our next president. I think he will move to the center on social issues (already happening) and win against Clinton in a tight election.”

(Scott Adams, Clown Genius, via Fefe)

Adams believes superior persuasion tactics on Trump’s part will do the job.

[DE] Datenpanne, das kann uns nie passieren

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So sah die Zukunft vor 30 Jahren aus:

(Direktdatenpanne)

Google+ Shares to Exceed Facebook’s

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Date of prediction: 2013-06-20

A study by Searchmetrics predicts:

»Google+ will outpace Facebook in sharing of online content among U.S. users by February 2016, according to a new study from search and social analytics firm Searchmetrics.

The study projected forward the average growth in shares on the competing social networks from November 2012 to April 2013. During this period, shares on Facebook shares by nearly 10 percent; +1′s on Google+ grew nearly twice as fast.«

(SocialTimes:
Google+ Shares to Exceed Facebook’s by 2016, Study Predicts,
second source:
Social sharing on Google+ to overtake Facebook by 2016 predicts new study)

To predict what the Internet will look like in 2.5 years still seems a bit daring – by 2016, users might as well be be flocking away from Google and Facebook toward something we can’t imagine yet.

BRA vs. GER prediction

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Date of prediction: 2014-07-08

FiveThirtyEight believe that the odds in BRA vs. GER favor the Seleção even after adjusting for the absence of Neymar and Silva. In a few hours we’ll know more.

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