4. DRAGON SPEECH RECOGNITION
Similar to modern day speech recognition software, this technology had potential, but it simply didn’t have the practical drive to work back in 1997, at a time when advanced software was still practically in its infancy.
The Dragon speech recognition software needed to learn how to recognize your voice, and even once it did, it still didn’t work too well.
5. THE PALM PILOT
If you wanted a smartphone or tablet back in the 90s, this was probably the closest you could get.
The Palm Pilot was able to store addresses, calendars and numbers, and it even came with a stylus and handwriting recognition to make your job easier.
Although at the time there was little funding for launching this kind of project, the Palm Pilot will be remembered for paving the way for the gadgets of the future.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE