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On Sunday, Gizmodo published a 10-page-long screed written by Google software engineer James Damore blasting the company's diversity policies. In the now-viral document entitled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", Damore asserts that women are biologically ill-equipped to handle the rigours of the tech industry. The encouraging news is that Damore has now been fired from Google, according to multiple news reports. Sadly, the ideas espoused in his letter echo the same pseudoscience peddled by eugenicists and white supremacists for decades -- and they're unlikely to disappear any time soon.

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.

On Sunday, Gizmodo published a 10-page-long screed written by Google software engineer James Damore blasting the company's diversity policies. In the now-viral document entitled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", Damore asserts that women are biologically ill-equipped to handle the rigours of the tech industry. The encouraging news is that Damore has now been fired from Google, according to multiple news reports. Sadly, the ideas espoused in his letter echo the same pseudoscience peddled by eugenicists and white supremacists for decades -- and they're unlikely to disappear any time soon.