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Security is a big deal at casinos, from the tuxedoed goons standing at the entrance to the gaming floor to the layers of IT protection for the data flowing to and from the site. Yet casinos still make mistakes, and one Australian gambling giant experienced a particularly spectacular stuff-up with its network.

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Microsoft manages physical security for all its facilities from three global security operations centres (GSOCs): one in Redmond, one in London, and one in Hyderabad. But reaching the stage where that was possible required some complex tactics to transform the traditional vision of of security as "guns, guards and gates" to something that actually helped Gates' business.

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.