What is the next number?

There is an interesting twist to this age old tale of finding what come next! The underlying question is this: given the initial (say) five terms of a sequence, can we say with any degree of certainty what the next term must be? Let’s say we have found a nice pattern in the given initial portion; can we be sure that the sequence has been generated with just that pattern in mind?

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