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It's still flu season, but a preliminary report by the US Centres for Disease Control suggests this year's flu shot is nearly 50 per cent effective at reducing a person's chance of getting sick. This is actually pretty good considering that, just two years ago, the flu shot's effectiveness was down at a paltry 19 per cent. Here's why the flu shot varies so widely from year to year -- and why you should get a shot this year if you haven't already.

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.

It's still flu season, but a preliminary report by the US Centres for Disease Control suggests this year's flu shot is nearly 50 per cent effective at reducing a person's chance of getting sick. This is actually pretty good considering that, just two years ago, the flu shot's effectiveness was down at a paltry 19 per cent. Here's why the flu shot varies so widely from year to year -- and why you should get a shot this year if you haven't already.