Foldable Smartphones

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Date of prediction: 2016-12-17

“Apple, the American Multinational is reportedly launching foldable iPhones by the end of next year. Though Apple hasn’t yet announced a single word regarding this matter, rumours about Apple manufacturing high-end foldable iPhones with the collaboration of LG are hitting the market with a faster pace. If such gossips and unofficial rumours are to be believed, we can expect foldable iPhones from Apple by the end of 2017.”

Source: Apple to introduce foldable iPhones in 2017, followed by Google and Microsoft

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New warmest year on record

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Date of prediction: 2010-02-04

Gabrielle Hegerl bets that the event defined es follows will occur:

-one of the years Y=2010,2011,2012,2013,2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 is reported to have the highest mean annual global temperature of the period between 1880 and year Y (in other words, the year Y is the warmest on record) in the data set HadCRUTv. or successor data set. Successor data set is the data set used by the Hadley Centre to compare hottest years to the media at that time.

(Die Klimazwiebel: Climate bet)

[Meta] 10 Year Futures (vs. What’s Happening Now)

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Euro devaluation

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Date of prediction: 2016-11-15

Deutsche Bank expects that the Euro will reach parity with the US Dollar in early 2017 and continue to fall to 0.95 $ until the end of 2017.

Human head transplant

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Date of prediction: 2015-02-25

CNET and Slashdot report on a prediction of surgeon Sergio Canavero from Turin. Canavero thinks that the problem of transplanting a human head from one a dead body to a living one is a probem soon to be solved. He outlines his proposed technique in an article that appeared in an open access journal: The “Gemini” spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded.

[DE, META] Propheten und Moneten – Wie wir mit Statistiken manipuliert werden

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Amazon to accept Bitcoin

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Date of prediction: 2017-10-24

This short-term prediction has just come in. Amidst the current Bitcoin craze – Blockchain is the next Internet! – German newspaper Die Welt believes that Amazon might announce today that it will accept the alleged cryptocurrency as a form of payment:

“In an article Tuesday, Die Welt reported that fintech sources in Silicon Valley were echoing previous hints from investor James Altucher that the global giant could soon integrate Bitcoin as a payment option. Altucher made the comments in a report last month, citing Thursday’s conference call as a D-Day moment for Amazon and Bitcoin. Ahead of the call, which anyone can listen to, momentum that the rumors actually hold substance are mounting.”

(Cointelegraph: More Rumors Amazon Could Accept Bitcoin as All Eyes on Conference Call, Die Welt: Steckt Amazon hinter dem Bitcoin-Boom?)

They hedge their prediction with admitted uncertainty about the exact date.

If I were Amazon I would sell Bitcoin rather than accept it.

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