A tech fan’s prediction from 10 years ago about what the world will look like in 2022 has come true in a surprising way.
Tom Scott shared his thoughts on what 2022 will look like on his YouTube channel in 2012 – and he’s been closely following developments since.
The YouTuber predicts that the borders on Apple’s phone screens will be smaller – and the tech company will change their font text over the next decade.
He also correctly predicted that 5G would have “national coverage” for internet access – but he admitted that this is not necessarily a difficult prediction.
Scott also omitted several aspects of the advancement of technology – including prioritizing the use of mobile over desktop.
In deep awareness, he said, “I totally missed that. That transition was starting, and I didn’t notice it.”
The YouTuber, who has nearly 5 million subscribers, envisioned that Apple would come up with a headset equipped with a camera and microphone that could continuously record our lives.
“So far, people don’t like the idea of remembering everything and sharing that information with corporations,” he admits.
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Scott also says that one thing he doesn’t realize about the tech trends he should be in 2012 is the slow decline of “blogging”.
In the late 2000s, it became common for people to start writing their own blogs, which are forums for writing ideas and spreading information online.
But in the mid-2010s, this was overtaken by Twitter, where users could share their beliefs with a single click, all in one place.
And now Scott has a prediction in the next 10 years – that short-form content will prevail over longer videos on platforms like YouTube.
“I think short-form video will help YouTube as much as Twitter has done with blogs,” he said.
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“People will still create long-form video content, it will still be linked and viewed, but short-form is a lot simpler so there’s going to be a lot of it.”
“It’s not a perfect comparison, but I have a sinking feeling that short-form video will win just through the sheer weight of the numbers.”
He said that the “boom age” of platforms like YouTube will end in 2032 – and Google may even decide to shut down the system altogether.
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