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There's a new selfie app in town. It's called Meitu, and it's all about turning your profile photos into over-the-top anime cels.

On the surface, Meitu is all about smoothing your skin and making your hair look silky, brightening the dark circles under your eyes and making you look a little less haggard. But that's a facade for the app's real purpose, which is to collect your data to sell to advertisers.

Last week, a Chinese photo-editing app called Meitu blessed the world with its "Hand-Drawn" feature, which allows users to transform anyone they'd like into a soft, rosy-cheeked sweetie. It's the perfect tool to undermine your worst enemies, turning them into soft puddles of cuteness, or elevate your idols to a level of beauty previously unknown to mankind.

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.