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A familiar tale has emerged from the bowels of Silicon Valley of late. A startup -- usually based on some fancy, technology-heavy concept -- woos investors and customers, raises a ton of money and seems poised to take over the world. But then someone does some digging and uncovers a bunch of crooked numbers and shoddy business practices, and it all comes crashing down.

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.

A familiar tale has emerged from the bowels of Silicon Valley of late. A startup -- usually based on some fancy, technology-heavy concept -- woos investors and customers, raises a ton of money and seems poised to take over the world. But then someone does some digging and uncovers a bunch of crooked numbers and shoddy business practices, and it all comes crashing down.