In 1999 I was invited to speak at the
Art Academy of 21st Century. It was a gathering of artists, producers and arts and media folk. Everybody from Laurie Anderson to Timothy Garton Ash and was there. The initiative was created by the Dutch government for thinkers, writers, historians, cultural critics, scientists, economists and dramatists to discuss aspects and key concepts for the future of art in 21st Century. The publicity blurb said “invitees will let themselves be blown forward by the wind of curiosity on a stream of imagination and reality to discover unexpected horizons for 21st Century”.
I delivered a paper reflecting on the future, and one of the predictions I made was a computer headset which could be controlled by thought. I was interested to discover that eight years later the Telegraph corroborates my vision 9 years later.