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Regional Queenslanders have a whole lot of concerns about the impact of coal seam gas developments on their communities - and they aren't just environmental.

A recent study has revealed besides drilling noise and water supply concerns, the social impacts - like anti-social behaviour and an increased demand on public services - are at the forefront of Queenslander's minds.

It has been on hold via a moratorium since 2012, and now a new law to be introduced into Victorian State Parliament later this year will bring an end to fracking and coal seam gas exploration and development in the state.

The legislation covers "unconventional gas" -- natural gas obtained from difficult-to-reach areas requiring nontraditional drilling techniques criticised for being environmentally destructive.

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.