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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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Chrome/Firefox with Greasemonkey: If you like to watch YouTube videos without all the clutter of the side bars, userscript Resize YouTube Player can help by automatically stretching the video you're watching to fill the entire browser window. This script also automatically changes the video's resolution (where available) to a higher quality, depending on how large your window is.

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Chrome/Firefox/Safari (User Script): If you're like me, you probably avoid most YouTube links because you don't know what's on the other end, and you don't want to waste time finding out. User script YouTube Link Title saves you from NSFW videos, rickrolls and things that just aren't worth your time by warning you what's on the other side.

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Dear Lifehacker, I finally got invited to Google+, but now that I'm in everyone's talking about extensions and scripts and other tools I can use to change the way it looks and works. What are some of the best ones to help me get in and start using it?

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We all have a few favourite websites, even when they're not perfect. You don't necessarily have to live with those imperfections, however, as userscripts and userstyles provide you with the option to customise just about anything. Here's a look at how they work, how to use them, and even how to get started on making your own.