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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.


Lonely Planet has announced a series of new country guide iOS app. Starting with Italy, Ireland, France, Spain, Australia and Costa Rica, Lonely Planet says that they are the first of their kind from an expert travel guide publisher.


Need a few key phrases in a European language for a forthcoming trip? Lonely Planet is offering free downloads of its QuickChat guides as PDFs this week, covering French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Filipino (which OK, isn't European). Handy.


Lonely Planet is offering its 25 Android Compass travel apps for 99 cents each between now and December 25. We liked them at full price ($4.99), so the 99 cent deal is definitely a good chance to grab a guide for any city you're thinking of visiting. The apps are available through the Android market.


We're always grateful when paid-for apps are suddenly made available for nothing, but just what's in it for the developers? The CEO of Lonely Planet explains why the travel guide developer is happy to run continuous giveaway promotions.