On July 12th, a member from a popular boating message board posted a photo of some boats he didn't recognise near Dana Point, a small city on the California coast halfway between LA and San Diego. Someone responded to the post with speculation that it might be the Mexican Navy. And then the internet's game of Telephone did its magic before a reputable news outlet discovered they were actually Navy SEALS.
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This week the city of Dana Point, California opened up a time capsule that the community sealed back in 1966. The metal tube, safely tucked inside a boulder in 1968, contained a lot of things you'd expect in your average 20th century capsule -- like photos and newspapers. But the most interesting thing inside might be the questions that the people of the 1960s had for 2016.
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.