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Speaking at a science conference in Ottawa yesterday, Canada's newly appointed governor general, Julie Payette, directed some harsh comments towards climate sceptics, astrologists, and believers of "divine intervention". Critics complained that it isn't the governor general's place to get involved in such matters, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the speech.

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.

Speaking at a science conference in Ottawa yesterday, Canada's newly appointed governor general, Julie Payette, directed some harsh comments towards climate sceptics, astrologists, and believers of "divine intervention". Critics complained that it isn't the governor general's place to get involved in such matters, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the speech.