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Ever wonder how that latest season of Orange Is The New Black actually made its way across the planet from Netflix's little home in Los Gatos, California to your big-screen TV? Netflix engineers have talked in depth about how one copy of a new video is converted into dozens of different resolutions and bit-rates, uploaded to a storage service, and then distributed as smartly as possible to thousands of different Netflix nodes around the world -- including the one closest to your home.

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.

Ever wonder how that latest season of Orange Is The New Black actually made its way across the planet from Netflix's little home in Los Gatos, California to your big-screen TV? Netflix engineers have talked in depth about how one copy of a new video is converted into dozens of different resolutions and bit-rates, uploaded to a storage service, and then distributed as smartly as possible to thousands of different Netflix nodes around the world -- including the one closest to your home.