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Boasting 9 million weekly users, troves of information flow through workplace chat app Slack from inside tens of thousands of companies. And for employees of those companies who spend 8 or more hours on Slack most days, the only way not to use the service is to find a new job. So what's Slack doing with all the information we send through it?

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.

Boasting 9 million weekly users, troves of information flow through workplace chat app Slack from inside tens of thousands of companies. And for employees of those companies who spend 8 or more hours on Slack most days, the only way not to use the service is to find a new job. So what's Slack doing with all the information we send through it?