© 2021 WYPR
Header Background.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

2020 Forecast: Smartphones Out, Smart Wearables In

j_krempel.jpg
Jamyla Krempel
/

How did the events of 2019--political, financial or technological -- affect how we conduct our daily lives? What will 2020 and the dawn of a new decade bring? We ask Amy Webb, who founded the Future Today Institute. Each year she compiles an inventory of events, mergers, policy decisions and other developments that affect business and technology. This year, she claims, is the beginning of the end … of the smartphone. Plus, we’ll take a look at that future … through extended-reality eyeglasses! To sign up for The Future Today Institute newsletter, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'