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On 12 October 1983, Bill Landreth called his friend Chris in Detroit to chat. Chris frantically explained that the FBI had raided his house. "Don't call me any more," Chris said in what would be a very short conversation. Bill didn't know exactly what was happening, but he did know this: If the FBI had come for Chris, then he might be next.

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.

On 12 October 1983, Bill Landreth called his friend Chris in Detroit to chat. Chris frantically explained that the FBI had raided his house. "Don't call me any more," Chris said in what would be a very short conversation. Bill didn't know exactly what was happening, but he did know this: If the FBI had come for Chris, then he might be next.