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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.


It's been an exceedingly long time coming, but selected Sydney's train systems will have a tap-on card system, dubbed Opal, from 14 June, with the rest of the train network to be phased in by the end of next year.


For regular pedestrians, an iPod can be a useful tedium-buster. However, Victorian police have tied an increasing number of road deaths to walkers being distracted by MP3 players and text messaging.


Nice to see Google Maps being used to scare people away from using public transport. The SMH has published a story today about the rise in assaults occurring on trains, accompanied by a happy interactive map detailing just how dangerous YOUR station is. Does this mean we should all start walking to work?