dor tal forecasts the future with wearable predictables app
dor tal forecasts the future with wearable predictables app dor tal forecasts the future with wearable predictables app
mar 03, 2014

dor tal forecasts the future with wearable predictables app

dor tal forecasts the future with wearable predictables app
all images courtesy of dor tal




interpreting human nature’s desire to understand what’s ahead of us in the future, tel-aviv-based designer dor tal has created ‘predictables’, an interactive watch that displays prospective events. functioning as a type of contemporary fortune teller, the wearable device forecasts developments in different areas of life such as career, romantic relationships and friendships. the app uses an algorithm that searches for patterns, frameworks and links within information that is generated through everyday communication with the surrounding digital world.


‘when the device upon which the app is installed identifies a prospective event, it calculates and presents a recommended action for the user to take in order to cope with the said future event in the best possible manner.’ says dor tal.



‘predictables – contemporary fortune tellers’
video courtesy of dor tal



users are able to control the app with specially designed projectors that can be viewed on everyday platforms – from flat walls to the palm of the hand – connecting the present with the future.

the desktop projector displays the user’s upcoming events and predicts future outcomes


the interactive device can also be used as a wearable projector


the two projectors


prototype of the attachable device





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  • kinda like a digital ouji board

    dbkii says:
  • Finally a trully innovative idea for a new phone…

    what? says:
  • I say every meteorologist should have one and that way they can all be wrong at the same time…;)

    Kevin M. says:
  • This is just another promise which cannot be fulfilled…

    Justin C says:
  • why would anyone want to dream of this- it is literally going in the wrong direction- the future. Haven’t we leaned yet that technology makes our lives more complicated? Just read the warnings of sci-fi films back in the 60’s until now. We need something that will help us stay focused on the present not the future. We have enough distractions and are becoming increasingly fragmented. Algorithms? More speculative nonsense, because it has helped us so well in other fields like finance. Not to mention being able to see a projection on your hand in broad daylight.

    markjamesdesign says:

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