Something deep in our DNA leads us, at this time of year, to attempt to chart what the new year will bring. My long experience is that specific technology predictions are not only mostly wrong, but hugely wrong. Those caught up in technology development rarely comprehend the array of complementary capabilities that will support the technology development, and even less the social drivers that shape the space that a new technology can occupy. But thinking about potential confluences of human and social need, and technology capability can provide useful insights. The UK NESTA’s predictions for 2018 are worth contemplating – https://www.nesta.org.uk/2018-predictions?utm_source=Nesta+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=31fa1a8422-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d17364114d-31fa1a8422-181314229.

And happy New Year to all our readers.

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