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Rich people have had a good 2017, with the stock market and the accumulated net wealth of the top ten per cent of earners skyrocketing and the passage of a radical US tax bill designed to inflate their wallets further. So in yet another infuriating sign of how they're planning to blow all that money on things like hideous Koch-branded shirts, hydrofoils, and ways to impale birds, our aristocratic overlords have apparently discovered you can drink unfiltered water and are busy convincing themselves it's worth at least six bucks a gallon.

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.