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Yahoo released its latest earnings report today, and while there were some bright nuggets for the beleaguered company -- its reported revenue for the second quarter of this year beat analyst estimates -- there was one distinct black mark. Yahoo recorded a total goodwill impairment charge of $US482 million ($635.8 million) related to its purchase of Tumblr. Whoops!

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.