Wanna know what modern fortune-telling looks like?
Visit this site http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/
No no cards depicting sacrificial rams or spilled goblets of wine or a burning tree. Just numbers. Numbers and numbers and numbers and charts and graphs and median trackers...a whole industry built around trying to divine the future, who will be the next president? There are those who conduct polls, and there are those who rate pollsters and create aggregate polls and cast the bones of those polls into an iron pan and tell us what the polls mean based on how they land.
Future telling is alive and well. And I'm obsessed with it.
So far the oracles are telling us Obama will win.