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Predictions Registry  
  An organization that keeps track of predictions made by individuals.  

"Anyone who tries to predict the future is inevitably a fool. Present company included. A prophet without a sense of humor is just stupid."

That was how his grandmother had put it, once. And she ought to know. Everyone praised Jen Wolling for her brilliant foresight. But one day she had shown him her scorecard from the World Predictions Registry. After twenty-five years of filing prognostications with the group, her success rating was a mere sixteen percent. And that was better than three times the WPR average.

Technovelgy from Earth, by David Brin.
Published by Bantam in 1990
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I note that this is at least a partial prediction of this site - so hats off to Brin!

See also Accountability for Everyday Prophets: A Call for a Predictions Registry at Brin's site.

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