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Harriet Tubman is going to replace Andrew Jackson on the $US20 bill -- which is awesome. So naturally, people on social media are celebrating with a famous Harriet Tubman quote: "I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

The only problem? Tubman never said that.

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.

Harriet Tubman is going to replace Andrew Jackson on the $US20 bill -- which is awesome. So naturally, people on social media are celebrating with a famous Harriet Tubman quote: "I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

The only problem? Tubman never said that.