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BOSTON -- Days after the US presidential inauguration, many folks panicked on seeing immediate changes to US government websites. Others worried that scientists would be forced to have their work reviewed by the government first. One of the biggest worries: What would happen to the potentially petabytes of data (spreadsheets enough to fill thousands of external hard drives) collected on the environment, water quality, food supply or climate?

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.

BOSTON -- Days after the US presidential inauguration, many folks panicked on seeing immediate changes to US government websites. Others worried that scientists would be forced to have their work reviewed by the government first. One of the biggest worries: What would happen to the potentially petabytes of data (spreadsheets enough to fill thousands of external hard drives) collected on the environment, water quality, food supply or climate?