Wow! This is some of the most interesting Star Wars news I've heard in a long time! I think its safe to say that all jedi can sense the future. I don't think that it is specifically a dark side trait. What is interesting now is that it appears Yoda has trouble sensing the future in the PT. This seems to be because of the strong dark side presence in the future. It is unclear to me though whether this Dark Side rift is actually being caused by Palpatine or whether he is the reinging sith master in power when the dark side has a resurgence. Let me explain my problem. Palpatine is obviously powerful, but is he so powerful because the Dark Side is on the rise or is it the other way around, the Dark Side being on the rise because Palpatine is so powerful? I'd like to view it the first way, because I think that viewing Palpatine as an expression of the force, an integral part of it rather than outside of it, is more compatible with the concept of destiny. (destiny in Star Wars being the most probable path of many that someone can take). I guess what I'm pondering is whether the force and its flow through time has a conponent that is separate from the force users themselves. Meaning: if all forces users were not to in any way affect the course of the future, would there still be times when dark side or light side users have inherent advantages over the other, completely separate from the actions of either side? Essentially, are there periods in history that are inherently dark or inherently light? Why would this be the case? Perhaps the "arrow of the force" as it might be called, might be determined by the state of the galaxy as a whole. In other words, perhaps when fear and hate dominate galactic emotions it disturbs the balance of the force. It would explain to me why Yoda has trouble and must probe the dark side for answers. He can sense that dark times are coming but no more because the impending darkness reveals it self most readily to dark side users. The sith have the advantage. You could almost say that it was fated to happen. Interestingly enough, we see this same problem of sensing the future happen to Palpatine in the CT. Is Palpatine's fear of Luke caused by a bright light in the force that Palpatine cannot peer into? Does Palpatine fail to see Vader ultimate return to the light side for the same reason? Anyway, I know that I'm probably just rambling but I wanted to say something of what I was thinking even if I couldn't get it out right. This was really cool news.