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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.
Despite a phenomenally gutsy performance and arguably the best goal of the tournament thus far, Australia went down to the Netherlands 2-3 this morning. Our chances of advancing beyond the group stage of the 2014 World Cup have now been dashed. Sniff. Ah well, let's see if McDonald's World Cup burgers are capable of delivering a better endgame.
The offside position is one of those hard-to-explain soccer rules that tends to flummox casual fans. One moment, your team is storming towards the net and about to score a surefire goal -- the next, they've been forced to hand over the ball to their opponents. What gives? In the following video, the Allure Media team attempts to explain offside as it relates to soccer -- with varying levels of success.
Over the next fortnight, Aussie football fanatics will be able to watch the entire 2014 World Cup via SBS' On-Demand app. Not just the main matches, or the ones that Australia is taking part in -- but every single game. All you need is an internet connection and one of the following devices.
The soccer World Cup starts next week and like most major sporting events that are televised during inconvenient times, odds are you won't be watching every match live. For the next month, you'll find yourself in the unenviable position of avoiding spoilers, which is easy enough... if you swear off the entire internet for 4-5 weeks. Instead, you can significantly reduce the chances of seeing a result you shouldn't with Fetch TV's "Spoiler Spoiler" browser extension.