Apple Siri misses own Future Prediction from 1987 by one Month

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Gestern hat Apple seine Sprachsteuerung Siri für iOS vorgestellt. Fand ich so semi-interessant. Richtig spannend aber finde ich, dass Apple 1987 bereits einen Promospot für ihr Konzept des Knowledge Navigator am Start hatte, das Video stammt von „ex-CEO John Sculley's EDUCOM 1987 keynote“. Die Handlung des Spots findet am 16. September 2011 statt und Apple hatseine eigene, 24 Jahre alte Zukunftsvorhersage fast genau erfüllt. Whoa!

In 1987, Apple released this concept video for Knowledge Navigator, a voice-based assistant combined with a touchscreen tablet computer. Based on the dates mentioned in the Knowledge Navigator video, it takes place on September 16, 2011. The date on the professor's calendar is September 16, and he's looking for a 2006 paper written "about five years ago," setting the year as 2011.

And this morning, at the iPhone keynote, Apple announced Siri, a natural language-based voice assistant, would be built into iOS 5 and a core part of the new iPhone 4S. So, 24 years ago, Apple predicted a complex natural-language voice assistant built into a touchscreen Apple device, and was less than a month off.

Apple's 1987 Knowledge Navigator, Only One Month Late