Michel de Nostredame (aka Nostradamus) was a 16th-century French philosopher who predicted many tragic events throughout history, including the Assassination of the Kennedy brothers, the rise of Hitler, the defeat of Napoleon, and the unfortunate 9/11 terrorist acts. We don’t have many seers these days who can really predict the future. Nostradamus studied astrology and various “occult” sciences and used those to predict the future. Here is a list of 10 tech predictions that he’s made for the year 2017.
Smartphones will drop to a third in price
Nostradamus predicted a change in the global economy. We also have noticed a change in the smartphone industry, as more and more consumers have decided to purchase their phones directly from China (as opposed to buying a product that’s simply manufactured in China) such as One Plus.
The Tesla Car will have fingerprint scanners
Nostradamus predicted that we will be living in a time of great uncertainty, as such extra protection needs to be provided. With the old fashioned key being breakable and fingerprint scanners increasing in popularity, we may see more modern devices going forward with the fingerprint scanner, such as the Tesla.
Newspapers will go out of business
Blogs will rule. Nostradamus predicted that information will be accessible to everyone immediately. Newspapers won’t meet this criteria, therefore it will go.
All forms will be touch-screen rather than by paper
Refer to points above.
The Postal Service will lay off 90% of its staff thanks to Email
This needs no further explanation.
India Will Take Over China as a World Economic Power
Nostradamus predicted a shift in global power in the east. This fits the bill.
Google will Crash
As part of the great uncertainty prediction, this will happen.
Facebook will sell most of its shares to a Chinese partner
Mark Zuckerberg has a Chinese wife, and Facebook is currently banned in China. It would make sense for Mark to partner with China so that his platform is accessible to 1.7 billion new people.
All Cloud Drive data will be compromised to the Feds
Nostradamus predicted a Big Brother society. With all information out on the internet, this is a very scary possibility
There will be a Digital Holocaust
This fits in with the Big Brother Watching Over You theory above.