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Polygraph machines, better known as lie detectors, are crap. They can't tell whether you're lying, just whether your body is doing some of the things that bodies do when we're nervous: Sweating, for example. But there are a few tricks that, according to rumour, can let you mess with the results.

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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Polygraph machines, better known as lie detectors, are crap. They can't tell whether you're lying, just whether your body is doing some of the things that bodies do when we're nervous: Sweating, for example. But there are a few tricks that, according to rumour, can let you mess with the results.