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Facebook is on a quest to completely dominate the Internet. With around two billion active users, the social media juggernaut has a strong place when it comes to communications, through Messenger and WhatsApp, as well pretty much everything else in our lives as we share images, through status updates and Instagram, as well other posts we make.

Marketplace is another service they deliver, giving us a place to buy, swap and sell items. And, as Marketplace grows in popularity, Facebook is planning to open the service to retailers.

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I'm getting ready to move house and that means l'm spending time each day clearing cupboards and finding stuff I no longer want or need. The unicycle in the garage is testament to why I should never be allowed to impulse shop. In the past, I'd have jumped straight to eBay or Gumtree (in the old days it would have been the Trading Post paper) but I decided to give Facebook marketplace a go. Here's what I learned.

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.