Here are the top 9 tech predictions made by Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos. most of which became true before the turn of the century. The legendary minds of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos are well known to all. They have a huge direct influence in changing the tech world.
Here are the 9 tech predictions made by Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos
Steve Jobs’ tech prediction made in 1984
Jobs said to Newsweek’s Access Magazine that, the next stage is going to be computers as agents. and added that it would be as if there’s a little person inside that box who starts to anticipate what you want.
He had always thought, it would be wonderful to have a little box, a sort of slate that you could carry along with you, Jobs told that to Newsweek.
The prediction came true today
Steve Jobs released the iPhone in 2007, furthermore, Apple launched the iOS assistant Siri in 2010.
Steve Jobs’ other tech prediction made in 1996
In an interview, jobs said to Take auto dealerships. So much money is spent on inventory, billions of dollars. Inventory was not a good thing. Inventory ties up a lot of cash which is open to vandalism, it becomes obsolete. Besides, it takes a tremendous amount of time to manage. Furthermore, the car you want, in the color you want, isn’t there anyway, so they’ve got to horse-trade around. It would be nice to get rid of all that inventory. Just have one white car to drive and maybe a laserdisc, so that you can look at the other colors. Then you order your car and you get it in one week.
The prediction came true again
Elon Musk’s Tesla opened its first showroom in 2008 in Los Angeles. However, it stores very few cars on-site. Consequently, Buyers can order their custom vehicles with a salesperson or online.
Jobs’ another tech prediction in 1996
Steve said he doesn’t store anything anymore. he uses a lot of e-mail and the Web, and with both of those, he doesn’t have to ever manage storage. His favorite way of reminding himself to do something is to send himself an e-mail. That’s his storage.
Apple launched iCloud in 2011. Now, it automatically saves our files on the internet through cloud services, like Google Drive & Dropbox. Thus most of the tech predictions of Jobs were right.
Bill Gates’ tech prediction about the online home monitoring system.
Gates’ prediction in 1999
According to him, constant video feeds of your house would become common, which would inform you when somebody visits while you were not home. Gates had written this in his book “Business @ the Speed of Thought.”
Ring doorbell security cameras of Amazon are being widely used in the US. Furthermore, local police departments even have access to the resulting footage. Consequently creating something of unofficial surveillance network of video doorbells.
Gates’ another tech prediction in 1999
He said devices would have smart advertising. They would know your purchasing trends and will display advertisements that are tailored to your preferences. Bill Gates wrote the same in his book, “Business @ the Speed of Thought.”
The prediction also came true
Google itself does it. you will see advertisements on any websites based on the recent searches in other e-shopping sites.
Bill Gates also predicted
He said that people looking for work would be able to find employment opportunities online by declaring their interest, needs, and specialized skills. he wrote the same in his book, “Business @ the Speed of Thought.”
Today, it has also come true
LinkedIn was launch just four years after Gates’ prediction, in 2003. The no. of American workers with LinkedIn profiles was quite huge. it’s 154 million in February 2019.
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Jeff Bezos’ tech predictions which have come true today
Bezos’ tech prediction of 1999
He said that he bet you a year from now they will not consider us direct competitors. He also added that they do today, but they are on different paths. they are trying to invent the future of e-commerce, and they’re just defending their turf.
And see today
Amazon is the biggest e-marketplace with offerings well beyond books, hardware, video, and music streaming, and logistics are just a few pieces of Amazon’s vast empire.
Jeff Bezos made another prediction in 1999
He said, the vast bulk of store-bought goods, food staples, paper products, cleaning supplies, and the like, you would order electronically. he predicted about the year 2020.
And here’s now
Amazon Prime Pantry launched in 2014, which offers low-priced grocery & household essentials from shampoo to laundry detergent.
Bezos also predicted about the appliances connected through the internet
He said in 1999 that, he is a big believer in this notion of the sort of appliances, that there would be lots of little things that are connected to the internet. There would be a whole bunch of things sort of connection to the network.
All we see today
Homes are now serviced by Alexa-enabled devices. Furthermore, speakers & home security systems are connected to it.
To conclude, the great visionary tech prediction made by Steve, Jobs Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos was very much reasonable at that time and we see the result now. Maybe if there were no such vision, then we wouldn’t get what technology we have today.