A History of the Future by MIT Media Lab Founder Nicholas Negroponte

The architect, investor and author "takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech," highlighting interfaces and innovations he predicted three decades ago.

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MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte is an angel investor who’s funded more than 40 startups, including Wired. He is the author of the book Being Digital, and his latest project, One Laptop per Child, designs, manufactures and distributes low-cost, wireless Internet-enabled computers to children in the developing world.

In this TED talk, Negroponte “takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech,” highlighting interfaces and innovations he predicted three decades ago “that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today.” He ends his talk with a fascinating 30-year outlook.