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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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Managing the river of email you receive is a fact of life in the contemporary workplace, whether it's needless memos or unwanted newsletters filling your inbox. Do you strive to read and respond to everything? Or is "inbox zero" an unrealistic goal?

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iOS: Email apps for the iPhone that promise to help you hit Inbox Zero are everywhere, but SquareOne takes an interesting approach: It automatically organizes all of your mail so you can dive into details when you want, control who gets your attention, and overall boost your email signal to noise ratio.

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A new computer program is seeking to help us cope with the deluge of email that floods our desktops on a minute-by-minute basis. It's a sign of the times that we are adding on yet another service to cope with our own communications. We are truly in the age of too much information.

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My inbox has been out of control for a long, long time. But -- finally -- I am down to five emails in my inbox. I've taken a series of steps over the last year or so that have helped me get to this point.

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I recently enjoyed a week off work. Popular advice suggests that on such occasions you should set an appropriate out-of-office message, ignore your email and completely disconnect from work concerns. But that's not what I did. Every morning I took time to go through my email (and go through my RSS feeds). This is why.

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Inbox zero: it's the impossible dream that gets further and further away as you let your emails pile up, but you don't have to get stuck with the clutter. Thanks to an awesome web app called Mailstrom, I finally got my thousand-email inbox under control in an hour. Here's how to do it.