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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.


Telstra has upgraded its Whereis maps site, and it's no surprise that it now resembles Google Maps more closely. Added information in this version includes more about speed limits, traffic lights, and expanded rural coverage. While the new site looks good, the real test comes with how well the maps work in transit. If you've had experience of the new Whereis, share it in the comments.



Telstra's Whereis map service has added information on 300 Australian beaches from Surf Life Saving Australia, including whether the beach is patrolled and an overall safety rating. The data can be accessed via Whereis-based GPS systems, or on the Whereis site -- though the navigation to find individual beaches from the master list is pretty awkward. Despite that minor glitch, it's potentially useful information when you're planning summer beach trips.