Scientists at the University of Bristol are claiming to have created a form of music analysis tool, which calculates the chances of a pop song being a smash. Today's chart music? Entirely predictable? You don't say.
This just blew my mind. Back in 1987 Apple made a video about a future computer that would have a touchscreen with a computerize assistant you could talk to. They were off in their prediction by only 18 days. Wow.
Apple's original iPod came out ten years ago this month. It will likely die tomorrow (at least its Classic form). Yet the original iPod begat the iPhone and iOS. It changed computing. Almost nobody realised that at the time.