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In the capitalistic nightmare we live in, everything has to be a transaction. So, when Pact launched its fitness app that let you make money for working out -- or else pay a fee for failing to do so -- it seemed to be the perfect motivational tool. There was just one problem: The company apparently wasn't that great at paying up, and was it too good at collecting fees.

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.

In the capitalistic nightmare we live in, everything has to be a transaction. So, when Pact launched its fitness app that let you make money for working out -- or else pay a fee for failing to do so -- it seemed to be the perfect motivational tool. There was just one problem: The company apparently wasn't that great at paying up, and was it too good at collecting fees.