Turning What-If’s Into When’s

Is it just a matter of time?  Forget your lack of a flying car for a moment and enjoy a speculative look at the future of technology between 2012 and 2040…

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Will 4K make today’s movies look like relics by the end of the decade?  Can the utility fog turn us all into Green Lanterns?  And cross your fingers for the 2020 arrival of the Reputation Economy, Ape Con Myth’s favorite, where in a post-scarcity state, “all the necessities (and most of the luxuries) of life are free for the taking,” leaving our reputations as the only guide to our worth.

Dare to dream.

[Chart by Michell Zappa via Visual Complexity]