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When you think of St Patrick's Day, you probably think of green beer, shot glass necklaces that say "Kiss Me I'm Irish", and everybody talking about how Irish they suddenly are. That's all well and good, but I bet you don't know much about the holiday's origins, or the saint it celebrates. Well, now that you've taken off that stupid hat and stopped talking like a leprechaun for a second, it's time to educate yourself a smidge.

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.