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When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" tattooed onto the man's chest - with the word "NOT" underlined and with his signature beneath it. Confused and alarmed, the medical staff chose to ignore the apparent DNR request - but not without alerting the hospital's ethics team, who had a different take on the matter.

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.

When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" tattooed onto the man's chest - with the word "NOT" underlined and with his signature beneath it. Confused and alarmed, the medical staff chose to ignore the apparent DNR request - but not without alerting the hospital's ethics team, who had a different take on the matter.