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Analyst firms IDC and Gartner have released their take on the PC market for the third quarter of 2017. Gartner said worldwide PC shipments totaled 67 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3.6 percent decline from the third quarter of 2016. In contrast, IDC reported shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter of 2017 - a slight year-over-year decline of 0.5%.

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Each quarter, IDC puts out data regarding various market sectors pertaining to enterprise technology. Yesterday, it was the PC market they turned their eye on. And, after several tough years where sales fell, the market has begun to bounce back. IDC expected a 1.8% decline in the market. Instead it grew by 0.6%. It might not be time for a parade, and one data point does not make a trend, but it's a positive sign.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.