Licklider’s article was very prophetic of the way our world is today. The predictions he made in his 1968 article “The Computer as a Communication Device” reflects a lot of how we run our businesses and personal life in 2012. He made mention that communication with a computer could be used to contact people across the globe, and that business meetings would not have to be made face to face. He is most certainly accurate in this prediction as many corporations contact their contractors or fellow business colleagues by video conferencing. Though, I do not believe he was absolutely accurate in affordability or completely accurate on our usage. Computers have been decreasing in price as availability increases. Also, Licklider almost asserts that our entire life will be taken over by computers. He is correct in that we will interact socially using them (internet has made a profound impact on our social life) but I do not believe we completely rely on them for all of our idiosyncrasies of daily life. LSE Sherry Turkle would most likely say that Licklider was not accurate enough in his predictions. In her lecture, “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other” she makes the argument that technology, and the social impact it is making on younger generations, is drastically changing the way we interact and psychological process our own situations. She gave an example that young people text each other while they are alone for the fear of being alone. By doing so, it is only creating a larger gap in their social interaction. Both her lecture and Licklider’s article make the connection that as our computing technology increases, our reliance on it will subsequently increase.