Sure, the world around us is slowly crumbling, human interaction has never felt less genuine, no one I've talked to in years seems particularly happy and everything feels utterly, inescapably hopeless -- but 190 years ago curly fries were considered an "edible garnish." Are you kidding me? Our malnourished and misguided ancestors couldn't even order a side order of these delicious grease spirals. Their lives must have been poorer for it.
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The unfortunate truth of peering into our collective past is that eventually, something intolerant rears its head. For example, this pancake recipe found and cooked by 18th century cooking aficionado Jonathan Townsend doesn't call the griddle treats pancakes at all -- they're "Indian slapjacks."
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.