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It's the final Make Me Smart of 2017 and we got a few of our previous guests to give us predictions about what they think might happen in 2018.

Who made predictions:

Andy Weir, author of "The Martian" and "Artemis."

Annabelle Gurwitch, actress and the author of "Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To.

Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest."

Terrell McSweeny, a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Heather Arndt Anderson, food historian and author of "Berries: A Global History" and "Portland: A Food Biography."

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

April Reign, creator of the hashtags #OscarsSoWhite and #NoConfederate.

Plus we (finally) answer The Make Me Smart question.

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Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal