Posts Tagged ‘predictions’

2016 Will Be the Year of the Random Prediction Generator

January 4, 2016

2016 Will Be the Year of the Random Prediction Generator

What’s ahead in this new year? 2016 will be the year of Boris Johnson and J Lo, of the Fed boomerang and the videogame movie. It will be the year of eSports, lawsuits, ’80s throwbacks, 2-in-1 laptopsmarijuanatelemedicine and ACOs, the un-diet, and virtual reality.

Generate your own 2016 forecast with the Guardian’s random prediction generator. Hit the “new prediction” button to see the future, based on media stories to date.


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NY Times, 1985: Laptops Are Dead

March 19, 2015

NY Times, 1985: Laptops Are Dead
“Whatever happened to the laptop computer?” asked Erik Sandberg-Diment in the New York Times of December 8, 1985. It was just a passing fad, he wrote:

“Was the laptop dream an illusion, then? Or was the problem merely that the right combination of features for such lightweight computers had not yet materialized? The answer probably is a combination of both views. For the most part, the portable computer is a dream machine for the few.


Kill The Groundhog!

March 23, 2013

Kill the Groundhog!

Remember February 2nd? This cute This little This hairy creature in Pennsylvania promised us an early spring. Well it didn’t happen, and Prosecutor Mike Gmoser of Butler County, Ohio has indicted the critter. Mr. Gmoser thinks this is a capital offense and wants that groundhog’s hide.


2013: The Year Ahead

January 2, 2013

2013: The Year Ahead

“2013 calendar: key events for the year ahead,” The Guardian

“Predictions for 2013 don’t include the apocalypse, for once,” Kevin Modesti, Los Angeles Daily News

“TIME’s Fearless Sports Predictions for 2013,” Sean Gregory, Time

“Economy will limp along in 2013,” James K. Galbraith, CNN

“5 disturbing trends you should pay attention to in 2013,” Paul Brandus, The Week

“10 Tech Industry Predictions for 2013,” Tim and Ben Bajarin, Time

“Health reform: What’s coming in 2013,” Denise Mann, WebMD via Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“After Crispy Pig Ears, 10 Trends for 2013,” Julia Moskin, New York Times

“Climate change, fracking to take center stage in 2013,” Scott Tong, Marketplace

“Ahead for 2013: Tea party, gay marriage, guns,” Timothy Stanley, CNN

“Food price outlook: Will Buffalo wings break your budget in 2013?” Schuyler Velasco, Christian Science Monitor

“The Year Ahead: 132 Eerily Prescient, Stupefyingly Accurate Predictions for 2013!” New York Observer


What’s Ahead for 2012

January 2, 2012

What's Ahead for 2012

It’s 2012. While Baby Boomers and other geezers keep asking for their jetpacks and flying cars, most pundits try to keep their 2012 predictions more down-to-earth:

“2012 predictions worth discussing,” Jon Tarlton, Seattle Times

“NBA Predictions for 2012,” Patrick Buscone, Bleacher Report

“A Quick Look At The Year Ahead,” NPR

“Ten 2012 Predictions,” James Poulos, Daily Caller

“Tech Predictions for 2012,” Meredith Popolo,

“15 faith-based predictions for 2012,” CNN