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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.

Josh Dickey, an editor at Mashable, just published a blog post about why he's keeping his Samsung Galaxy Note7. The smartphones have been exploding left and right, and Samsung is officially halting sales of the device and recalling all phones already in the wild. But Mr Dickey wants you to know that, actually, exploding phones are fine and good. And he has the Fight Club quotes to prove it.

This is probably going to terrify you, but you've got a ticking time bomb in your lap, or your purse, or nestled into your back pocket. If you have a consumer electronic device powered by a rechargeable battery there is a very good chance it is a lithium-based battery. Which means that when you toss your kid your phone, you're tossing them a firebomb too.

As of September 20, Samsung will issue an update to South Korean Note 7 users that will seriously hamstring their batteries, according to the AP. With this update, remaining, non-recalled Note 7s will only be able to charge to 60 per cent capacity, a move that will help save those recall holdouts from explosive consequences.