Saturday, January 12, 2008
Roy Amara, president emeritus of the Institute for the Future, died on December 29. His most notable quote: " ... "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run .... ". He worked with us in the 70s and 80s to establish early forms of their ten year forecast. He was an early supporter of Doug Engelbart, inventor of the mouse. More about Amara.