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"I was only 10 when it happened," says Lane Murdock, a 15-year-old Year 10 student from Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her high school - suddenly ground zero for a national youth movement combating school gun violence - lies only 20 minutes south of Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was there, less than six years ago, that 20 children were gunned down, none more than seven years old.

The essence of virtual reality's appeal is immersing yourself in a role you normally wouldn't or couldn't in real life. Close your eyes and suddenly you're a viking or a detective dressed as a bat. But, in our somber reality, US teachers may soon find themselves forced into virtual roles they never chose for themselves: ballistic experts, first responders, crisis coordinators.

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.