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For the past 12 years, the anti-whaling organisation Sea Shepherd has doggedly tracked and harassed Japanese whalers who it claims are working illegally in the Southern Ocean. Now, the group made famous by the documentary-style TV series Whale Wars says it's halting its sea-based patrols, claiming it cannot compete with the whalers and their "military grade technology".

The Sea Shepherd has spent the last 12 years fighting off Japanese whaling vessels in the Southern Ocean, saving thousands of whales in the process.

This year, however, it will not be making an appearance. Captain Paul Watson says Japan's military-grade technology and new anti-terrorism laws specifically designed to condemn Sea Shepherd tactics is something the activists cannot compete with, and a new plan will need to be formulated.

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.