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It's 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, we're here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse -- and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the original look like home sweet home.

For the 20th anniversary of Animorphs -- the series of YA books about kids with the power to shape-change who are fighting against a secret invasion of Earth -- author K.A. Applegate gave a retrospective interview to Entertainment Weekly, revealing the vast number of influences on the series. An explicit reference, though, came in the form of a name taken from Tolkien.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.