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Technology Predictions from the Past



Directions: Read the technology predictions from the past. Choose the correct word below to complete each sentence.

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1. "There is no reason people would want ________________________ in their homes."

2. "A student body that once said 'I want my MTV' is about to be succeeded by one that demands 'I want my ____________________.' "

3. "This ____________________________ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."

4. "I believe that the ______________________ is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks."

5. "In five years, you will not be able to buy a _____________________ that is not Internet-enabled."

6. "I think there is a world market for maybe five ____________________."

7. "The _________________________ has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"

8. "There won't be schools in the future. The whole system is based on a set of structural concepts that are incompatible with the presence of __________________________."

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