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Bill Gates made these 3 predictions back in 1999. Here’s how accurate he was.

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Bill Gates was always an entrepreneur and innovator because he knew what the future of technology would hold.

Understanding what the future held of the tech industry, he created some of the most iconic pieces of technology and became a pioneer that drove the success of this industry forward.

Gates had incredible insights into what he saw for the future of technology, and using these predictions, he was able to direct the proliferation of the constantly evolving technologies seen everywhere today.

Gates had 3 specific predictions for the future that became reality, so this begs to ask the question, what does he think will happen 20 years from now?

Prediction #1

“People will carry around small devices that allow them to constantly stay in touch and do electronic business from wherever they are. They will be able to check the news, see flights they have booked, get information from financial markets, and do just about anything else on these devices.”

Frankly, this is a prediction most people are thankful became a reality. With the boom of smartphone use after the 2007 release of the first iPhone, Bill Gates hit the nail on the head with his prediction that mobile devices connected to the internet would take the world by storm.

Gates understood the immense potential of the early devices he was working on, and despite his own limitations at the time in terms of designing devices small enough to use portably, he knew this technology would slowly be incorporated into smaller and smaller designs until we could easily throw computers into our pockets.

Source: Esquire

Prediction #2

“Constant video feeds of your house will become common, which inform you when somebody visits while you are not home.”

Webcams and live streaming cameras have become such a giant industry that Google went as far as acquiring home-surveillance company Dropcam in 2014 for a whopping $555 million.

Following suite, many other companies such as Ring or Petcube have used video streaming technology to introduce amenities into households that were once unheard of.

Prediction #3

“Private websites for your friends and family will be common, allowing you to chat and plan for events.”

This prediction is another one that most people are all too familiar with today in 2017. After the 2004 juggernaut Facebook came into the scene, people have been trying left and right to produce the next big social media outlet.

Despite many other websites coming and going, some even gaining a lot of popularity, no social media website has come close to making the impact that Facebook has on the world of online communication.

 

Source: Business Insider

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