Bill Gates at the Ninth Annual Variety/Schroders Media Conference in New York City on March 24, 1999.
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In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled Business @ the Speed of Thought.

In the book, Gates makes 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.

But as business student Markus Kirjonen pointed out on his blog, Gates’ forecasts turned out to be “eerily prescient.”

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