What to Expect in Tech in 2025
Augmented reality will be mainstream, digital assistants will guide our every move, everything will be translated on the fly, we'll use digital scrolls. What else will 2025 bring?
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Here's how John Brandon sees the future less than 15 years from now: augmented reality will be mainstream, digital assistants will guide our every move, everything will be translated on the fly, we’ll be using digital scrolls, and some of our employees will not be human but robots. The list follows questions to futurists and smart thinkers about what business tech will be like in 2025.
What's the Big Idea?
Future robots won't look like us but these smart machines will replace us on mundane tasks such as flipping hamburgers at a local eatery, diagnosing our illness at the doctor, and acting as our digital avatars at meetings. And like an advanced version of Siri, digital assistants will know our schedules, read our email, and store all of our photos and documents. More importantly, they'll know where we need to be and why.
- The minimum wage debate rages on
- The same study authors in 2017 famously argued that raising the wage to $15/hr. in Seattle and Tacoma actually cost jobs
- This study says something else, though study authors are quick to say they don't necessarily contradict each other. Ummm ...
Calling all big thinkers!
The 72-page report makes a case against modern policy proposals like "Medicare for All" and free college tuition.
- The report comes from the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), which is run by professional economists.
- It attempts to make direct connections between modern-day progressives and past socialist figures like Stalin and Mao.
- The report comes in the wake of other explicitly anti-socialist sentiments expressed by the Trump administration.
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