If you want to see into the future, says inventor, futurist, and author Ray Kurzweil, keep your eye on the development of videogames.
Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the Game Developers' Conference, Kurzweil discussed that the world of technology was changing so drastically and so rapidly that it was difficult to predict what might happen just a few years from now.
Six or seven years ago, he said, people didn't use search engines. Just three or four years ago, people didn't use blogs or podcasts. The world is changing very dramatically very quickly, but videogames might give us a hint of what's to come.
"Games are the harbinger of everything," said Kurzweil.