Chapter 24

The Future

“Pretty soon, computers will be fast.”

—Billy Zelsnack

“Prediction is difficult, especially of the future.”

—Niels Bohr or Yogi Berra

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

—Alan Kay

There are two parts to the future: you and everything else. This chapter is about both. First, we will make some predictions, a few of which may even come true. More important is the second part, about where you could go next. It is something of an extended Further Reading and Resources section, but it also discusses ways to proceed from here—general sources of information, conferences, code, and more. But first, an image: See Figure 24.1.

Figure 24.1 A glimpse of one future, through the game Destiny 2. (Image ...

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