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Donald Trump was excited about hosting the inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial. So excited, in fact, he bragged that he "didn't know if it has been done before". It has, of course -- both of his predecessors had an event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Trump is also excited about burning fossil fuels like coal and pumping greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

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.