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Does anyone else feel like the natural order of the world has been flipped upside down? I do, and I know why. It's because Instagram switched its feed from photos appearing in chronological order to photos being sorted by an algorithm. You may have noticed the change roll out in the past few days, and you may have noticed how it is totally messing with your head.

An Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) investigation just revealed an awfully Orwellian fact: the FBI is working with government researchers to develop advanced tattoo recognition technology. This would allow law enforcement to sort and identify people based on their tattoos to determine "affiliation to gangs, sub-cultures, religious or ritualistic beliefs, or political ideology".

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.