Crowsourced Fortune-Telling / by Katie Edmonds

This interactive piece on the New York Times website invites readers to review a comparative historical timeline of computation, artificial intelligence, transportation&lifestyle, and communication, then add their predictions of what is to come.

From 1617 when John Napier produced a system for computation using "bones" and "rods", to Watson the AI quiz master, the chart presents the past in a way that's intended to spur creative thinking about the future.

If you sit back and watch this list update itself, you can see predictions being revised and refined. Electronic ink by 2013, no red lights by 2037, and a telepathic society by 2372 are all on the list.