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This blog is the final post of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis. So much has changed in the last twenty years – cloud services, data privacy, mobile devices, Microsoft 365’s pre-eminence. So much remains the same – folders, metadata, difficult to use systems. And finally, what transcends all this – the information itself. We’ll always need to manage it – somehow.

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

Virtual reality and augmented reality will become mainstream for accessing information (think Minority Report). This will be part of the rise of wearable tech (funky glasses all round). Why modern gaming interfaces have not yet been used to access information has always surprised me. But given that people still use network drives, maybe not so surprising

This blog is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

Using personal, wearable devices to access information will be common and for newer generations the norm. We will still have PCs but with the (partial) death of the office comes the (partial) death of the standard desk and monitor. For some tasks the traditional desk/screen will remain. After all, many people still user paper…

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis. Let’s now look to the future…

Guessing what the future will hold is easy, guessing right is hard. What will IM look like twenty years from now? My first very unfashionable prediction is that whilst we will have fully AI-driven findability, metadata and folders will persist. They’ve been around for hundreds of years for good reason!