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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.


Google has announced that despite Wave's demise as a Google App, its open source code will continue to be developed into a fully functional application available to anyone with the desire to host it.


Google Wave has added the ability to remove participants from any wave. It's a somewhat complex feature (you wouldn't want someone to be able to, say, delete your email or shared documents), but Google came up with an elegant solution.


Google just turned on email notifications in Wave. That's great news if you've gotten your hands on an invite but haven't kept up with the going-ons inside — easy to do when you're not in the habit of visiting the site.


Besides a killer algorithm and brand-name recognition, Google's greatest strength is its speed at releasing new products. We get to play with new, cool and ever-improving tools for free. Recently, though, we've seen that being unwitting lab subjects can kind of stink.


One of the most-needed missing features in the Google Wave preview rolls out this week: user access permissions. Now, rather than everyone being able to edit everyone else's blips in a total free-for-all, the creator of a wave can add users and groups and give them either full access to edit everything or read-only access. The binary choice is still too limiting, but GOOG says that "Reply only" access is on its way.