Predictions

Steve Faktor’s prescriptions and predictions for the future.

Prediction: Profit From The Maker Wave

Prediction: The maker wave can generate real revenues Status: Not Happening “Very quietly, Make magazine is helping replace the science fair with the Maker Fair. It’s a celebration of hackers, tinkerers, and do-it-yourselfers. Individuals and companies like Google and GE show off inventions from androids to medical monitors to hacked Guitar Hero instruments that can …

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Prediction: Google Will Know All

Status: Occurring Prediction: Google will know all “Google knows your dark, ugly, dirty truths.  Your transcribed Google Voice messages reveal you argued nonstop on that island vacation as your kids yelled, “I hate you!” in the background.  Your search history shows all your liposuction research, as your Photoshop bills skyrocket.  Several of your eHarmony dates …

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Prediction: Say Goodbye to the Manly Man

Status: Occurring Prediction: Death of masculinity “Like the Woolly Mammoth and that other guy from Wham!, masculinity is nearing extinction.” “While evolution takes thousands of years, physical labor faded in the last 150. Now technology changes so fast, evolution stands no chance. That businessman is still bigger and stronger, but society couldn’t care less. His primal, …

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