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Horses are the one inescapable fact of Lexington, Kentucky -- home to BreyerFest, the model horse Comic-Con, an annual convention for one of the last hobbies nearly untouched by culture at large.

Two pages from one of Herge's Tintin comics sold at auction at Artcurial yesterday for €1.05 million ($2 million). While not a record, the price demonstrates the robust nature of original comic book art, even outside of the superhero comics.

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.