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Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 — and it's scary how accurate he was

Business Insider Logo By Matt Weinberger of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 16: In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled "Business @ the Speed of Thought." In the book, Gates made 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous. But as Markus Kirjonen, a business student, once noted on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient. Here are the 15 predictions Gates made nearly 20 years ago - and how close they've come to being true.Eugene Kim and Biz Carson contributed to earlier versions of this slideshow.

In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled "Business @ the Speed of Thought."

In the book, Gates made 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.

But as Markus Kirjonen, a business student, once noted on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient.

Click through the slideshow to see the 15 predictions Gates made nearly 20 years ago - and how close they've come to being true.

Eugene Kim and Biz Carson contributed to earlier versions of this slideshow.

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