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Opinion: The government's NBN roll-out is running behind schedule. At least, that's according to leaked documents quoted by The Project and Waleed Aly, in last night's "Something We Need To Talk About" segment. Who to blame? Tony Abbott, Aly says, and "the guy who he says invented the internet", Malcolm Turnbull.

Waleed Aly is right, inasmuch as he's saying that the NBN -- in whatever form it has taken since the Rudd government created NBN Co -- has always been just as much about politics as it has been about connecting Australia to the world with universal high-speed broadband wherever possible.

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.

Waleed Aly presented a scathing review of the current state of the NBN on last night's The Project, calling out the hypocrisy of Turnbull's 'age of innovation' relying on a backbone of outdated copper.

"If you had to wait even a second for this video to buffer, you know who to blame: Tony Abbott, and the guy he says invented the internet."