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Next week, Apple will be running its annual developer shindig, the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). This is the event we get to see the next versions of Apple's operating systems.

Apple now has four distinct hardware platforms, each running its own OS. Traditional computers get macOS, phones and tablets get iOS, watches get watchOS and tvOS looks after the company's set-top box hobby. But what if this year's WWDC is the start of a consolidation, with iOS and macOS pulling back together?

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When Windows 8 came out, touch screen laptops became incredibly common, much to most tech nerds' annoyance. After all, they seem like a needless accessory: why touch the screen when you have a trackpad? But I took the tactile plunge and have slowly grown to love my touch screen.

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.