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Social feeds are getting cluttered with posts no one asked for, and unfortunately, Instagram is following suit. No one I've spoken to about Instagram's recently announced feature of "recommended" posts from complete strangers appearing in feeds is excited about the change. Admittedly, that group of people is a relatively small sample size, composed largely of other tech journalists. I don't love it. But I can't quite put my finger on why.

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.

Social feeds are getting cluttered with posts no one asked for, and unfortunately, Instagram is following suit. No one I've spoken to about Instagram's recently announced feature of "recommended" posts from complete strangers appearing in feeds is excited about the change. Admittedly, that group of people is a relatively small sample size, composed largely of other tech journalists. I don't love it. But I can't quite put my finger on why.