Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it (AAPL)

David Paul Morris/Getty In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made predictions about how technology and the internet would impact daily life that turned out to be surprisingly accurate. He predicted virtual assistants like Siri and e-commerce giants like Amazon long before these services existed.  Among his biggest predictions of all was that the web…

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  • In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made predictions about how technology and the internet would impact daily life that turned out to be surprisingly accurate.
  • He predicted virtual assistants like Siri and e-commerce giants like Amazon long before these services existed. 
  • Among his biggest predictions of all was that the web would be everywhere.

Today, you wouldn’t leave the house without your smartphone. But back in the mid-1980s and 1990s, a device like the iPhone was still far out of the purview of most tech companies and the average consumer. Modern online media giants like Facebook and YouTube were still at least 20 years away, and Google first became a company in 1998.

To say the tech landscape was a much different place would be an understatement.

Yet Steve Jobs made several assessments about the impact that computers and the internet would have on our lives in speeches and interviews from the 1980s and 1990s. His remarks, particularly the ones he made in this Wired interview from 1996, were remarkably on-point.

Here’s what Jobs got right:

In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made…

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

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Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

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In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made predictions about how technology and the internet would impact daily life that turned out to be surprisingly accurate.
He predicted virtual assistants like Siri and e-commerce giants like Amazon long before these services existed. 
Among his biggest predictions of all was that the web would be everywhere.

Today, you wouldn’t leave the house without your smartphone. But back in the mid-1980s and 1990s, a device like the iPhone was still far out of the purview of most tech companies and the average consumer. Modern online media giants like Facebook and YouTube were still at least 20 years away, and Google first became a company in 1998.
To say the tech landscape was a much different place would be an understatement.
Yet Steve Jobs made several assessments about the impact that computers and the internet would have on our lives in speeches and interviews from the 1980s and 1990s. His remarks, particularly the ones he made in this Wired interview from 1996, were remarkably on-point.
Here’s what Jobs got right:

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In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made…

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

Features,Steve Jobs,Apple,iPhone,Internet,E-Commerce,Publishing

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

2019-03-15T15:56:00+01:00

2019-03-15T15:56:52+01:00

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In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made predictions about how technology and the internet would impact daily life that turned out to be surprisingly accurate.
He predicted virtual assistants like Siri and e-commerce giants like Amazon long before these services existed. 
Among his biggest predictions of all was that the web would be everywhere.

Today, you wouldn’t leave the house without your smartphone. But back in the mid-1980s and 1990s, a device like the iPhone was still far out of the purview of most tech companies and the average consumer. Modern online media giants like Facebook and YouTube were still at least 20 years away, and Google first became a company in 1998.
To say the tech landscape was a much different place would be an understatement.
Yet Steve Jobs made several assessments about the impact that computers and the internet would have on our lives in speeches and interviews from the 1980s and 1990s. His remarks, particularly the ones he made in this Wired interview from 1996, were remarkably on-point.
Here’s what Jobs got right:

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