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As 2017 wheezes to its merciful end and the social media titans reckon with growing backlash, Twitter's largely forgotten video streaming app Periscope has gained an insidious second life as a hub for seekers of child pornography. Gizmodo's search of the platform over the course of a single afternoon uncovered dozens of accounts - 50 in total - which appeared to be soliciting sexualised images of minors, or in the worst cases, depicting it themselves.

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.

As 2017 wheezes to its merciful end and the social media titans reckon with growing backlash, Twitter's largely forgotten video streaming app Periscope has gained an insidious second life as a hub for seekers of child pornography. Gizmodo's search of the platform over the course of a single afternoon uncovered dozens of accounts - 50 in total - which appeared to be soliciting sexualised images of minors, or in the worst cases, depicting it themselves.