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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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Thinking of voting for the Greens but don't want any preferences flowing to pro-cenosrship minister Senator Stephen Conroy? As part of its ongoing Fight The Filter campaign, Gizmodo has a comprehensive explanation of why voting for the Greens above the line in the Victorian senate won't see any of your preferences directed his way in practice. I'm personally still planning to fill out all the numbers on my own Senate voting form -- that's the only way to balance my views on a lot of issues -- but if that seems too much hassle, it's well worth a read.

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With an election looming, some readers have suggested that Lifehacker should run a -style guide to filling out ballot papers. Rather than diving outside our core areas of expertise, check out ABC election analyst Antony Green's comprehensive guide, which explains why you need to fill out every slot on the House of Reps paper and how you can make up to three mistakes if you vote below the line for the Senate.