Opening Cross: ‘Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads’

Even with the best tools, predicting the future can still be hit-or-miss.


The film nailed some things about the future: mobile payments, biometrics and video conferencing—yet inexplicably thought we’d have a fax machine in every room—and was on track to correctly call the Cubs World Series winners before the team’s elimination last week. However, it was overly optimistic about flying cars, pizza hydrators, and inflation. So take note: Just because some of your predictions pan out, don’t assume they all will.

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