Dear Lifehacker, if a program I have legitimately purchased is a pain to activate (for example, it's a few years old and the licence key is no longer supported), can I find an "alternative" way to make the program work? Can a business do the same thing?
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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.