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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's Raspberry Pi Week on Lifehacker, so who better to chat with than Eben Upton, cofounder and executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation? Eben and his team are the magicians behind this incredible device, a project that started as a way to spark kids' interest in computer science. Launched in early 2012, the demand for Pi was so great that it quickly sold out -- and a year later, it's estimated that more than 500,000 units have been sold. We caught up with Eben to find out his favourite apps, best life hacks and can't-live-without gadgets.

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The Raspberry Pi has very low power consumption, which makes it a great always-on virtual private network (VPN) server. With a VPN, you'll get secure access to your home network when you're on the go and can use it for secure web browsing when you're on public networks. Here's how to roll your own VPN with the Raspberry Pi.

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The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful little computer that fits in the palm of your hand, yet packs enough power to run your home media centre, a VPN, and much more besides. Before you can do all that cool stuff, however, you need to configure it and install an operating system. Here's how to do that.