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A two-year study from the US National Bureau of Economic Research recently found that Uber and Lyft riders with "black-sounding" names waited longer to have trip requests approved than riders with "White-sounding" names. Now, Lyft has announced a new measure it's taking to curb racism: A hidden score measuring driver discrimination.

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.

A two-year study from the US National Bureau of Economic Research recently found that Uber and Lyft riders with "black-sounding" names waited longer to have trip requests approved than riders with "White-sounding" names. Now, Lyft has announced a new measure it's taking to curb racism: A hidden score measuring driver discrimination.