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In the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, Ethan Hawke struggles to compete in life and work as a biologically inferior human born without the aid of genetic selection. In Gattaca's vision of the future, selectively breeding desirable traits into humans is common. And while genetic discrimination is technically illegal, genetic profiling is still used for things like identifying the most qualified job applicants, resulting in a two-tiered society of genetic haves and have-nots.

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.

In the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, Ethan Hawke struggles to compete in life and work as a biologically inferior human born without the aid of genetic selection. In Gattaca's vision of the future, selectively breeding desirable traits into humans is common. And while genetic discrimination is technically illegal, genetic profiling is still used for things like identifying the most qualified job applicants, resulting in a two-tiered society of genetic haves and have-nots.