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Last month, I was driving down the interstate, somewhere near the southern corner of Virginia, when a thunderstorm opened up above me. Suddenly, a wall of water appeared 90m ahead. In a split second, I had zero visibility, a slick road, and a load of anxiety. So I let go of the wheel and felt the car find the lane. It was Volvo's semi-autonomous driving technology at work, and it scared me to death.

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.

Last month, I was driving down the interstate, somewhere near the southern corner of Virginia, when a thunderstorm opened up above me. Suddenly, a wall of water appeared 90m ahead. In a split second, I had zero visibility, a slick road, and a load of anxiety. So I let go of the wheel and felt the car find the lane. It was Volvo's semi-autonomous driving technology at work, and it scared me to death.