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On a snowy day in New York City, 1902, Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper.

The path between light-bulb moment and everyday driving essential was a rocky one however - that saw Anderson wait 109 years to be awarded any credit for her idea.

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.

On a snowy day in New York City, 1902, Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper.

The path between light-bulb moment and everyday driving essential was a rocky one however - that saw Anderson wait 109 years to be awarded any credit for her idea.