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I was a guest of honour at a large convention when a drunk con-goer grabbed my arse as I exited the elevator. By the time my brain got past "Wait, did that just happen?" the elevator had closed. I told myself it wasn't a big deal. It's not like I'd been in real physical danger. This was just one brief interaction… but it soured what should have been a wonderful event. I kept looking around to try to spot my harasser so I might be able to identify them. I spent the rest of the weekend feeling angry and on edge.

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.

I was a guest of honour at a large convention when a drunk con-goer grabbed my arse as I exited the elevator. By the time my brain got past "Wait, did that just happen?" the elevator had closed. I told myself it wasn't a big deal. It's not like I'd been in real physical danger. This was just one brief interaction… but it soured what should have been a wonderful event. I kept looking around to try to spot my harasser so I might be able to identify them. I spent the rest of the weekend feeling angry and on edge.