The start of a new year always brings out all the prognosticators attempting to predict what the future will bring. For the past few years I've attempted to do the same, only I prefer to call them "Bold Predictions Sure to Go Wrong." Here are a few highlights from this year's crop of bold predictions:
- Classrooms will become automated: With the increase of the "Internet of Things", wearables, and beacon technology,it's only a matter of time before the classroom becomes truly "smart." While this has a wealth of possibilities, I'm just hoping we can cut some low-hanging fruit (like taking attendance) through automation.
- Pearson loses its half a billion dollar contract: The U.K.-based company is under investigationfor its role in the LA iPad fiasco and now the contract that accounts for more than half of its US revenue is set for renewal in Texas. Wouldn't it be great if someone else grabbed that contract, if for nothing else, to diversify the field it currently monopolizes? (These are "bold" remember)
- Wearables will take over the world....and then regress: Between the upcoming launch of theApple Watch (opens in new tab)nd this gadget known as the “Ring” unveiled this week at CES 2015, we’ve become smitten with wearable technology. I predict we’ll reach critical mass by mid-July, at which point someone will have vision problems from their Google Glasses (ala Naven Johnson’sOptiGrab invention), thus resulting in the creation of the “People Against Wearables” (P.A.W.) activist group.
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