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January 16, 2013 / becca shayne

The future

Working in the tech industry is about coming up with something better, more efficient, with more advanced technology. At the same time, as designers, we strive to think outside the box, push the boundaries further, create something unexpected. Where this really comes into effect is in future planning. These videos look so silly now, but all of what we have and experience today is based on someones unfathomable or outlandish idea. Our CTO at Lookout, Kevin Mahaffey, often says, “If it’s not impossible, it’s not worth doing.” And, as Henry Ford said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster Horse.'”

You can watch more vintage news clips about future predictions here
old phones

“In 1981, long before the Internet as we know it had come of age, early adopters of the home computer were reading their morning newspapers online — kind of. This story by journalist Steve Newman, originally broadcast on San Francisco’s KRON network, expolores what the then-future of digital publishing and electronic journalism could hold.” (read more)

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