Its prediction accuracy wasn’t bad, given tech volatility, but perhaps there’s much yet to be revealed
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Forged by the Elves of Valinor, the Palantir is one of seven indestructible crystal balls used “to see events in other parts of world, whether past or future". J.R.R. Tolkien created them in The Lord of the Rings; Peter Theil and team created a Palantir in the modern world using data and algorithms to know what the future might bring. At the start of this year, I peered into a Palantir of my own to write down my seven predictions in technology for this pandemic-ridden year. Now that it has sped past, I thought it worthwhile to see how I rate my own clairvoyance.