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About 1.8 billion people worldwide have an active Facebook account; about a third of employers search online for information about job candidates; and about half of adults who are searching for a relationship have used online dating.

But with all of this collective experience, we suck at choosing our own profile pictures. Despite what logic would suggest, science says we are far more likely to choose an unflattering shot of ourselves than a total stranger.

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.

About 1.8 billion people worldwide have an active Facebook account; about a third of employers search online for information about job candidates; and about half of adults who are searching for a relationship have used online dating.

But with all of this collective experience, we suck at choosing our own profile pictures. Despite what logic would suggest, science says we are far more likely to choose an unflattering shot of ourselves than a total stranger.