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It's been a trying season of American Horror Story, overloaded with smugly on-the-nose commentary about the Trump era, gratuitous reenactments of cults throughout history, and characters you wish would just die already. This week's penultimate episode revealed the sketchy motivation of alt-right follower Kai Anderson (Evan Peters). But at this point, why should we care?

American Horror Story has long been one of the most in-your-face shows on TV, layering fantastical plots with cartoonish violence and knowingly over-the-top acting. Last season's Roanoke took aim at reality TV, with mixed but generally amusing results. This season's Cult takes aim at reality itself, and so far it's been horrifying in all the wrong ways.

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.