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You've seen Fingerlings. They're the colourful monkey, sloth, or unicorn clinging to all those prepubescent fingers. Their sensors and AI allow them to react to gestures and sounds, so they can chat, kiss, snore, and even fart. They're a hell of a lot cooler than a fidget spinner and they're about the same price. But if you want to buy one now you're probably shit-out-of-luck. Fingerlings are out of stock at almost all stores, and they're selling on eBay with prices ranging from double the original to as much as $US5,000.

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly recap of the most delightful toys we've seen on the web. This week, a Grand Moff Tarkin figure that could give the Rogue One recreation a run for its money, some very cool (and very weird) robot monkeys, and even more Bat-mania with a slick new ride for the Dark Knight.

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.