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You can't predict the future.

Anyone who's read a Nate Silver book will be reaching for their 'angry email' keyboards right now to delineate predictions from forecasts for me, but we're speaking generally.

Trends can inform likely outcomes, you can try to estimate, with a reasonable degree of accuracy, a likely outcome given certain events.

However, you cannot predict future complex events with much certainty at all. There are usually too many variables.

So, ignoring all statistical wisdom, we've had a go at it using the wisdom of the mob and the

Here's a few common predictions around the web for the likely events in the next 12 months:

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