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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.


Need to cram some brain biology into your brain? Master 10 quick Japanese numbers? smart.fm offers a list-based learning system for anything its users want to learn and share their lessons for.


Online flash card web application Cramberry creates simple flash cards in an easy to use, clean interface—great for memorizing boring study terms. Using the web application requires creating a free account, after which you can build sets of cards in a single-lined, text-only, question-and-answer style. When using the cards in studying mode, Cramberry will repeat cards that you get wrong for extra practice. The sets can also be shared with other users, although there's no place to publish a public list of cards for others to browse, so you'll need to know a username to share with—but the clean and simple style makes this worth a look for anybody trying to memorise facts for class. Cramberry is a free web application, signup required.



Mac OS X only: Freeware flash card application Genius helps you memorise information by testing your knowledge using what it calls a "spaced repetition" method, which adjusts how often a card is repeated based on your performance over time. The application has a strong following, meaning you can download tonnes of user-submitted flash card sets covering everything from language to marine biology. Genius is freeware, Mac OS X only. If you plan on making your own flash cards for Genius, be sure you read about how to make effective flash cards first.