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Ever been tempted to buy the latest shiny thing just because it has more features than its competitor? We call this "checkbox syndrome". It involves jumping at a new product just because it's an "upgrade", not because it's better. Before you fall for a list of tech specs designed to impress an audience during a big flashy announcement, stop and think about whether it's really an upgrade for you.

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I haven't seen La La Land yet, but I want to. Trouble is, the word of mouth, glowing reviews and endless awards have placed it on a pedestal so high I feel the actual experience won't be able to reach it. The hype is strong with this one. But maybe there's a way to go in with a clean slate. Maybe there's a way to slay the hype monster before it can strike.

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.