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Last week, after raging for two months over an area larger than Perth, the Fort McMurray fire was finally declared "under control" This was the costliest fire in Canadian history, forcing the relocation of 90,000 people -- the largest evacuation in Alberta's history -- and over $US2.9 billion ($3.7 billion) in losses. Although the fire is finally manageable, parts of the forest will likely burn for another year. Think about that: An entire year.

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.

Last week, after raging for two months over an area larger than Perth, the Fort McMurray fire was finally declared "under control" This was the costliest fire in Canadian history, forcing the relocation of 90,000 people -- the largest evacuation in Alberta's history -- and over $US2.9 billion ($3.7 billion) in losses. Although the fire is finally manageable, parts of the forest will likely burn for another year. Think about that: An entire year.