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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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At its Build 2014 developer conference today, Microsoft announced the concept of "Universal Windows Apps": code that can run both as a desktop Windows app and on Windows phone devices. It sounds appealing for both developers and consumers, but the reality is a little messier than the vision.