Facebook released its latest transparency report today, which covered account data requests from the first half of 2017 and revealed a 21 per cent increase in government requests for user data worldwide. Those requests rose from 64,279 in the second half of 2016 to 78,890.
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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.