Predicting the future - seems we all do it all the time

This fascinating article in News Monster, Have Scientists Discovered a Way of Peering Into the Future?, blew my mind. I especially like the way they are quite open around the stuff they don't know ...

Here's a wee snippette to get you interested in reading the full article:
Deep in the basement of a dusty old library in Edinburgh lies a small black box that churns out random numbers. At first glance the box looks profoundly dull, but it is, in fact, the ‘eye' of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future.

The machine apparently sensed the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre four hours before they happened, and appeared to forewarn of the Asian Tsunami. "It's Earth shattering stuff," says Dr Roger Nelson, Emeritus researcher at Princeton University in the USA. "But unfortunately we don't have a box for predicting the future that we can sell to the CIA. We're very early on in the process of trying to figure out what's going on here. At the moment we're stabbing in the dark.

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Read the full article and be astounded.

And if that doesn't get you there's always the finger growing 'Pixie Dust' or you could just read what the 'luminaries' are saying about the future web

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