The true potential of the information superhighway: making everyday life for most people somewhat easier and less irritating.
Predictor: Gelernter, DavidPrediction, in context:
In a 1995 article for Time, reporter Barrett Seaman writes about future technologies. He quotes David Gerlernter. He writes:”The ATM’s great convenience and relatively humble workings should not obscure the fact that it is in the vanguard of the information age, no less than the Internet, interactive TV or video teleconferencing. By applying technology to people’s everyday needs, it epitomizes what Yale University computer scientist David Gelernter calls ‘the true potential of the information superhighway: making everyday life for most people somewhat easier and less irritating.'”Biography:
David Gelernter, a Yale University scientist, was the author of “Mirror Worlds,” “1939: The Lost World of the Fair” and “The Muse in the Machine.” (Research Scientist/Illuminator.)
Date of prediction: January 1, 1995
Topic of prediction: Getting, Sharing Information
Name of publication: Time
Title, headline, chapter name: The Future is Already Here
Quote Type: Direct quote
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