Future Learning and the Personal Ecosystem

During my more youthful years there were two predictions for the future that excited me. Partly due to the exciting future they offered. Partly due to the fact I thought they were actually achievable.

One was hoverboards.

The other was living our life online. A virtual existence where anything was possible. An cyber life so satisfying that we didn’t have to go out into the harsh realities of the real and unforgiving world. Except to use our hoverboards.

Well, hoverboards haven’t happened. But intriguing new tests by NASA and others suggest they may be on their way. And when they do get here, creaking bones permitting, I will be wheeshing all over town like I’m Marty McFly.

But what about the online life? Where is the digital diaspora?

The technology has certainly arrived. It just turns out we weren’t too keen to spend our entire existence in an online utopia after all. It seems we quite like the world we live in, despite all of its quirks and its flaws.

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