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On the surface, it makes sense. Healthy people generally cost insurers less, so why not encourage policyholders to live healthfully by doling out perks and discounts, and then track them to make sure they're sticking to their end of the bargain? This was the logic that spurred one the US's largest life insurance providers, John Hancock, to offer massively discounted Apple Watches to customers. But there's a major hitch: by tracking all that data, policy holders may be giving away a lot more than they realise.

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.