Tagged With what we use 2012


This is the week every year where we Lifehacker writers share the systems, software and tricks that keep us glued to our keyboards pumping out content for you the reader. Like Thorin, last year I was merely a Lifehacker reader, so many of my computing choices have been guided by our current stable of writers. Unlike most of the team, I have two small kids and my wife has chosen to occasionally freelance from home and not work full time, so I work hard to make the most out of my tiny tech budget.

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.