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Remembrance of Futurists Past

I just got around to reading
As We May Think
, Vannevar Bush’s famous 1945 article where he lays out a vision for the Internet, high level programming languages, Wikipedia, CCD-based cameras, and more.

What a contrast to the popular futurist vision of flying cars and humanoid robots…

So: how can you tell which of today’s Futurists are describing future realities, as Bush did, and which are Kurzweil types? And in which camp does Ramez Naam belong?

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