This is as much a celebration of what the human mind can do as a rather mind-blowing history of one man's terrific ability to predict innovation and technological progress with astounding accuracy.
If in 1945, Vannevar Bush was imagining all of the (then uninvented) innovations identified in the fascinating attached article by Mukesh Gupta, doesn't it make you wonder just what today, those like Bush are busy imagining for tomorrow?
A thoroughly enjoyable, truly thought-provoking read.
...the ability to imagine is inherently human and we are all capable of letting our imagination soar, if we want to. So, the inability to imagine new or alternate realities is totally self-induced – and sometimes induced by our systems (e.g., education and even the culture of our organizations). This also means that it is in our very hands to set this right and start imagining alternate realities. The more we practice, the better we will get at it. The more important it is for us to innovate and create, the more critical the skill to imagine alternate realities. When Vannevar wrote this piece, it was a time where technological breakthroughs were imminent. We are again at the same crossroads & technological breakthroughs are imminent.