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    The best way to predict the future

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    Welcome to 2021, and all the clean-slate, fresh-start, corners-turned positivity that a new year represents. After the grueling economic, social, and political tumult of 2020, the inclination toward optimism feels both dangerous and unavoidable — much like our inclination toward prediction. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that attempting to predict the future can be a very hazardous business indeed.

    With these hazards very much in mind, allow me to introduce Photonics Spectra’s annual trends issue.

    Rather than relying on hubris, our coverage of trends borrows from the wisdom of computer scientist Alan Kay, who said, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

    The seven feature…

    Jan, 05 2021 |

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