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Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Apple's Awkwardly Wrong Prediction of the Future From 1987

•, By Daniela Hernandez

In 1987, two years after founder Steve Jobs was run out of the company, Apple produced a video that predicted a phantasmagorically glorious future for the maker of the Macintosh. It may be the oddest, most brilliant, and horribly wrong prediction anyone has ever made. With the 7-minute clip, which you can enjoy above, CEO John Sculley, Apple II chief Del Yocam, Apple exec Mike Spindler, and that other cofounder?Steve "The Woz" Wozniak?envisioned what Apple would be like in the year 1997. And let's just say they didn't hit the bullseye.

In Cupertino's vision of a future 1997, Apple dominates the news, the markets, even stand-up comedy. Wall Street loves the company, and its growth is skyrocketing. The original Macs haven't changed all that much, and Apple computers are everywhere?in living rooms and kitchens, at the airport, on planes, in space, and, well, on your face.

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