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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.

Do you remember that short film from 1967 titled 1999 AD? The film, produced by Philco-Ford, shows off the house of the future, complete with videophones and push-button kitchens. It was doing the rounds back in 2007, when I first posted a clip of it. Well, one of the stars of that obscure futurist film has officially endorsed a candidate. And it's the candidate who wants to destroy the future.

The first and only vice presidential debate of this US election season is today at 12:00PM AEST. And there are plenty of different ways to watch Trump's running mate Mike Pence and Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine square off. Kaine, of course, is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the band Future Islands. And you can't convince me that it's not the same guy.