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At least there's one not-entirely-terrible side effect of last week's US presidential election. Over the weekend, the Obama administration conceded that with the incoming Republican president-elect an avowed enemy of globalisation, it would effectively abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a free trade agreement between the US, Australia and 10 other Pacific Rim countries with a wide range of implications including making Aussie ISPs liable for the copyright infringement of their users, enforcing geo-blocking, and potentially raising the price of tech in this country.

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.