Knowledge Navigator, Apple’s 1987 Computer Assistant Concept

“Knowledge Navigator” is a 1987 Apple video that predicted a future in which tablet computers would have voice activated assistants ready to help with any request. The video is supposed to take place 24 years in the future, in September of 2011.

Fast forwarding to the present, Apple’s voice activated assistant Siri was just announced yesterday, making the 24 year old prediction remarkably accurate (the coincidence was pointed out by the eagle-eyed Andy Baio of

For comparison see Apple’s demo video for Siri:

via Waxy

E.D.W. Lynch
E.D.W. Lynch

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