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Before he became a member of the PayPal Mafia or invested in Facebook, Silicon Valley billionaire and Donald Trump delegate Peter Thiel co-wrote a book called The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Tolerance on Campus. Published in 1995, the book is notorious for its rigorous defence of a Stanford law student's homophobic outbursts at a staff member. Just last week, Julie Carrie Wong of the Guardian unearthed another unsettling passage in which Thiel and his co-author, David O. Sacks, cast doubt on the believability of undergraduate women who claim their male peers have raped them. Now Thiel is backtracking.

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.

Before he became a member of the PayPal Mafia or invested in Facebook, Silicon Valley billionaire and Donald Trump delegate Peter Thiel co-wrote a book called The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Tolerance on Campus. Published in 1995, the book is notorious for its rigorous defence of a Stanford law student's homophobic outbursts at a staff member. Just last week, Julie Carrie Wong of the Guardian unearthed another unsettling passage in which Thiel and his co-author, David O. Sacks, cast doubt on the believability of undergraduate women who claim their male peers have raped them. Now Thiel is backtracking.