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Modern data centres need a bunch of things to operate. They need a robust perimeter so they can be secured, plentiful low-cost power, easy access to communications infrastructure and an environment that makes cooling as easy as possible. That's why US-Norwegian company Kolos is putting thir 600,000 square metre facility in the Arctic Circle.

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The current incarnation of the NBN, which was meant to be better, faster and cheaper but seems to be less reliable, slower and more expensive to deploy has crossed a new threshold - more than half the population can now access Australia's "bleeding edge" mashup of copper, coaxial and fibre to connect to the Internet according to NBNCo.

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.