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The Social Network was a fantastic movie for many reasons: The direction of David Fincher, the music by Trent Reznor, the acting of mostly everyone involved and, of course, the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. It's trademark Sorkin, with dialogue stacked on top of more dialogue and characters expressing so many different things at once, and that all makes it good. But what makes it great is the screenplay's structure and how Fincher dialled down some of that trademark Sorkin-ness, too.

Video: Who gets the credit for a great movie? The director, obviously. It was his vision that came to life. The lead actors and the rest of the cast too. Their performances left an impact. The cinematographer even gets some love for how the movie was shot. And, of course, we have to give credit to the story.

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.