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How predictive text took over the internet

How predictive text took over the internet

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The origins of predictive text

  • Some scholars see mid-20th century Chinese typewriters as a basis for predictive text.
  • Today, predictive text lives in the liminal space between what you will type and what you mean to type.
  • It's a step beyond auto-correct.

  • Predictive text reinforces certain speech and serves as a reminder that no one is that original.
  • The future of typing may involve fewer misspellings and slightly less work.
  • In a few years, computers could play an even more active role in how ...

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