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To celebrate World Geographic Information Systems Day -- yep, that's a thing -- aerial imagery and data visualisation company Nearmap has put together before and after images, with accompanying transition GIFs, of five suburbs around Australia that have sprung up out of nowhere in the last five years. It's actually pretty cool to see communities grow from dusty, empty land.

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.

To celebrate World Geographic Information Systems Day -- yep, that's a thing -- aerial imagery and data visualisation company Nearmap has put together before and after images, with accompanying transition GIFs, of five suburbs around Australia that have sprung up out of nowhere in the last five years. It's actually pretty cool to see communities grow from dusty, empty land.