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Ride-hailing apps such as Uber, Lyft and countless smaller startups are afforded access to information you might prefer other people didn't know. In most cases, you're providing explicit details concerning your whereabouts, as well as your destination. As long as that data stays private, it's all gravy: You safely get home from the bar, the driver and service get paid, and no-one needs to talk about why you were out at 2AM on school night. But what if anyone - strangers, exes, coworkers, your boss - could find out where you've been? What if they knew your routine? Would you care?

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.

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber, Lyft and countless smaller startups are afforded access to information you might prefer other people didn't know. In most cases, you're providing explicit details concerning your whereabouts, as well as your destination. As long as that data stays private, it's all gravy: You safely get home from the bar, the driver and service get paid, and no-one needs to talk about why you were out at 2AM on school night. But what if anyone - strangers, exes, coworkers, your boss - could find out where you've been? What if they knew your routine? Would you care?