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Unexpected is the new normal

Unexpected is the new normal

This is a chapter of the "Histoire du Futur (Future's history) classe.
The full presentation is available here : https://speakerdeck.com/futurimmediat/histoire-du-futur-futures-history-in-en

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Futur Immédiat

July 15, 2020

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  4. $3 $6 $9 $12 million $0 1963 99th percentile $1,457,201

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  5. “Donnez moi 6 lignes écrites de la main du plus

    honnête homme, et j’y trouverai de quoi l’y faire pendre” Cardinal Richelieu "Give me 6 lines from the most honest man, I will find enough therein to hang him” POST-DEMOCRACY
  6. “This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered

    as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us” Western Union internal memo (1876)
  7. “I think there is a world market for maybe five

    computers” Thomas Watson, IBM Chairman (1943)
  8. “There is no reason why anyone would want a computer

    in their home” Ken Olsen Digital Equipement Corp. Founder (1977)
  9. “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get

    any significant market share.” Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO (April 2007)
  10. “Is Netflix a threat? Is the Albanian army going to

    take over the world?” Jeffery Bewkles CEO Time Warner, (2010)
  11. 107 SUCCESS “A Successful person isn’t necessarily better than her

    less successful peers at solving problems; Her pattern recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving.” Ray Kurzweil