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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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It may not have an iTunes-like aura, but Nokia's Ovi applications store for its mobile phones appears to be doing alright down under. According to Nokia, Australia is one of the top 15 markets for the service, which attracts 1.5 million downloads a day wordwide, and number three in terms of revenue, suggesting that (unusually) we're not just in it for the free stuff.

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Nokia has just updated the Ovi Maps application used on its higher-end phones, but for information seekers the real potential treat is in the standard web version, which now includes free traffic information for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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Nokia phone owners, you've finally got your own place to find useful, creative, productive, useless, and just plain silly apps for your device, as the Ovi Store launches with compatibility for more than 50 phones.