Friday, September 30, 2011

Knowledge navigator, 1987

For some reason I had never seen this very interesting Apple promo video from 1987.
It seems this kind of AI (artificial intelligence) is still many years away, sadly. I'm sure that from a mid-eighties perspective, 25 years probably seemed quite enough to accomplish it.

But then I heard a comment from a scientist, that when somebody was talking about some really futuristic technology still in an embryonic stage, they usually predicted it would be in use in about twenty years. I guess to a normal busy contemporary human mind, twenty years is on the outskirts of the time horizon we can deal with. Heck, five years for many tasks and people.

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