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Predicting the Present -- FastForward Radio

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Last week we talked about fallible vs. infallible futurism. We demonstrated how predictions can be phrased in such a way that they are never wrong.  

That can be an important skill, what with the future being so difficult to predict. But it isn't just the future -- sometimes we can't even predict the present.

To demonstrate, host Phil Bowermaster has put together five groups of headlines taken from recent news stories about science and technology. All of these headlines have to do with some scientific or technological breakthrough. Each of the five groups contain three headlines, two of which are real and one of which is fake.

Co-host Stephen Gordon will attempt to identify the fake. 

Sound easy? Well listen along and see how well you do!