US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Making predictions in the technological field is a difficult matter. Often, forecasts do not come true, and those projects that predicted a bright future turn out to be failures – and vice versa.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the forecasts that were made 10 years ago did not come true in the end. Nevertheless, in 2010, forecasts were made that could affect our daily lives and significantly change the world. Basically, these forecasts related to how widespread this or that technology is.
Below we will talk about 5 forecasts that did not come true.
1. Wearable devices and augmented reality glasses.
In 2009, futurist Ross Dawson predicted that in the next decade, augmented reality glasses, which will allow you to control cars, will be widely distributed. Nevertheless, his prediction did not come true, and devices such as Google Glass and Snap Spectacles were included in the list of the worst technologies of the decade, compiled by experts from Business Insider.
Something in these devices did not suit people, with the exception of rare fans of this technology.
So, Google stopped selling to Google Glass consumers in 2015.
Nevertheless, wearable devices, with the exception of augmented reality glasses, are very widespread.
2. Augmented reality technology
In general, the technology of augmented reality did not become as popular as it was predicted in the 2010s.
Yes, there were games using this technology that became real hits.
However, in general, it cannot be said that by 2020 the “era of augmented reality” had begun, as experts, in particular futurist Gerd Leonard, had suggested at the time. Even popular games did not change our usual life, but became only entertainment for individual fans.
3. Unmanned vehicles
Ten years ago, many experts predicted the development of unmanned vehicles, which, according to their forecasts, should become, if not the main, then at least a noticeable participant in road traffic in the world. Undoubtedly, over ten years, the technology of unmanned vehicles has improved significantly. Nevertheless, the time has not yet come when unmanned vehicles will take their rightful place among traditional vehicles.
So, recently a Tesla unmanned vehicle crashed into a police car, which suggests that the technology is far from perfect and needs to be improved. And the companies themselves, which work in the field of creating ethereal transport, say that such cars still require a fairly active participation of a person in the management and control.
Many predicted that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin would become the currency of the future and be widespread.
The past ten years have become challenging for cryptocurrencies. Their value then soared, then fell. However, if you invested in cryptocurrencies at the very beginning, then by now you could become quite a wealthy person. Nevertheless, many financial experts and economists consider cryptocurrencies a bubble.
Cryptocurrencies were subjected to hacker attacks, which led to losses for investors.
For many companies, cryptocurrency has caused big problems, such as for Facebook, which released the Libra cryptocurrency.
5. Artificial Intelligence
Some scientists have predicted that artificial intelligence will help people compensate for human deficiencies.
In particular, the introduction of artificial intelligence into the work of the policeman was predicted, which would avoid prejudice and prejudice. Nevertheless, even despite the fact that such technologies are being actively implemented, they also have their own shortcomings. Moreover, artificial intelligence may have the same shortcomings as humans.
In particular, we are talking about algorithms for hiring or receiving medical care, in which artificial intelligence, like a person, was prejudiced against black people.
Therefore, scientists note that artificial intelligence technologies have undoubtedly improved, but they are still far from mass use.
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