There was an article today in my local paper (link) that says there's going to be an earthquake in my area in the next several months. Although I'm not especially worried, since we've had bad ones here in the last 10 years that weren't really all that serious (I live on the edge of the affected region, not near any major faults, and therefore far enough from the epicenters of earthquakes past to have not suffered any major consequences), I am interested to see if this guy's algorithms successfully predict an earthquake here, even though scientists have long said short-term earthquake forecasting isn't possible. Somehow I've always believed that we would probably develop the means to forecast earthquakes better. So I think this is really interesting. Makes you wonder what other scientific barriers we will someday cross that no one said we would be able to do, like the speed of light or time travel. Or even better tornado and hurricane forecasting.