I Ching, the ancient Chinese book of changes, has been used as a guide for the perplexed and confused for centuries. There are several on-line I Ching divinators to help you find answers to the great questions of life, where random number generators and Shockwave animations replace the traditional yarrow stalks or coins used in real life. Let your cosmic energy flow through your mouse to ask of the oracle what you will. Peace, man.
In case you hadn't heard, Earth's number is up - it will be consumed by the sun in around seven thousand million years' time - which makes it imperative that we start making plans to get off the planet. The Mars Society advocates setting up base camp on our red neighbour as a first step towards interplanetary colonisation. Visit their website to find out just how you can join them in their quest.
A big thumbs-up for this award-winning, teach-yourself palmistry site. Palmistry is an ancient art which claims to be able to predict an individual's future from the lines on their hands. The site features clear, easy-to-follow diagrams on how to read your life and love lines, and information on how the size and shape of digits can indicate the type of career you should follow. It also claims to be able to determine your sexual leanings - apparently, a "straight, long, leaning little finger" denotes an "adventurous" nature.
Transhumanism, the science of human development, advocates "practical methods and visions of transforming ourselves, achieving longevity or immortality, conquering death and disease". A good one- stop site on the subject, it contains a wealth of information on subjects such as uploading consciousness into computers and nanotechnology, plus links to pages such as the Transhumanist Society.
Let's hope Potatoland is the future of websites, because this radically-presented, eclectic site has lots of crazy graphics-and- font action. It presents a host of unusual programs, playing havoc with your surfing by creating some interesting visuals. "The Shredder" lets you type in your favourite urls to see a whole new, cut-up world wide web, while the "Desire Machine" warps and shapes oddball images of flesh. …