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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.

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<img src="http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/02/Mondrianum1.png" alt="" />Mac only: Colour picker application Mondrianum adds Adobe Kuler colour schemes in a plug-in for OS X—choosing killer colour schemes has never been easier. Once installed, using the application is as simple as opening the colour picker in any application that supports choosing colours with the built-in picker, and then clicking the Mondrianum icon on the right. You can search for colour schemes on the Kuler web site, though accessing the colour scheme data requires an internet connection, so you'll need to be online for it to work—but colour schemes can be saved as Apple colour lists for offline use, making this a great application for anybody trying to find the right colours for their projects.Mondrianum is a free download for Mac, works in most Cocoa apps. If you'd rather create a colour scheme from a picture, check out previously mentioned Colours Pallete Generator, or get colour codes in Firefox with ColorZilla.

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Colors Palette Generator turns a picture with a pleasing look into a palette of equally pleasing colours for your web site or design project. You can upload any PNG, GIF or JPEG that is less than 1MB in size and Colours Palette Generator will extract colours from it. The application creates three basic palettes of the light, medium, and dark colours, as well as a grid of 49 shades from the image if you're not satisfied with the palettes it has created. Once you've got the look you like, you can export it as either a Photoshop swatches file or as a CSS stylesheet. Free to use, no sign-up required.

Colors Palette Generator