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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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One of the hassles of putting together your own furniture is keeping track of the assortment of tiny screws. In the unlikely event that none of them do a disappearing act, you still have to remember which screws go where -- easier said than done. Lifehaacker reader Lee McGurren has a simple solution that will stop you crawling around while squinting at the carpet...

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Each January, IKEA Hackers invites its readers to vote for the best furniture/technology hacks of the year. Here are the winning creations from 2007 to 2012 along with the instructions on how to make them.

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What a cool concept - you can furnish a bedroom/study with the furniture shrunk and packed into a container the size of a filing cabinet. Watch the video - it's like watching how many clowns can fit into a telephone booth, but in reverse. The container includes:

1 wardrobe1 large desk/table 1 desk cabinet with locking drawers1 revolving, height-adjustable desk chair2 stools1 single bed 1 mattress1 tall set of shelves

The kit, called CASULO, is a demo but will be on the market in Europe soon - an interesting idea for globetrotters and students.