“Talking presciently about the future was seemingly a unique skill of [Steve] Jobs. Indeed, if you go back and look through the vast number of interviews Jobs gave throughout his career, it’s apparent that he possessed a rare ability to look at current technologies from a distance and anticipate how the technological landscape was destined to shift in the years ahead,” Yoni Heisler reports for TUAW.
“Incredibly, Jobs’ uncanny ability to look into the future goes back all the way to the early 80’s,” Heisler reports. “In late 2012, a rare audio tape featuring Steve Jobs speaking at the 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen surfaced. Fittingly, the theme of the conference was, ‘The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be.'”
Heisler reports, “Just 28 years old at the time, Jobs spoke rapidly and enthusiastically for 54 minutes on a wide range of topics. The talk, I think, is proof positive that Jobs was one of the great visionary minds of our time.”
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