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Pedestrian shaming has long been a way for cities to prioritise cars over people, from the invention of jaywalking to blaming walkers for their smartphone use. In Toronto an ad campaign telling pedestrians that their clothes make them more likely to get hit by cars is getting serious backlash -- and rightly so.

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.

Pedestrian shaming has long been a way for cities to prioritise cars over people, from the invention of jaywalking to blaming walkers for their smartphone use. In Toronto an ad campaign telling pedestrians that their clothes make them more likely to get hit by cars is getting serious backlash -- and rightly so.