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Vannevar Bush invents the future

In July 1945, Atlantic Monthly magazine published an essay by Vannevar Bush titled ‘As We May Think’, in which he pictured “a future investigator in his laboratory. His hands are free, and he is not anchored. As he moves about and observes, he photographs and comments. Time is automatically recorded to tie the two records together. If he goes into the field, he may be connected by radio to his recorder. As he ponders over his notes in the evening, he again talks his comments into the record. His typed record, as well as his photographs, may both be in miniature, so that he projects them for examination.”
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