Predicting the Present

Bryan Cantrill

31 minutesFebruary 9, 2022

As technologists, we live partially in the future. We are always making implicit bets based on our predictions of what the future will bring. To better understand our powers of prediction, it can be helpful to look back into the past, to review our biases and best guesses in retrospect. As we seek to understand this next tech cycle, Bryan Cantrill takes us through a series of predictions made over the past two decades to see what actually came to pass, what was stunningly wrong, and what may still be emerging in the industry in 2022 and beyond.
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