Video: The prizes, the lights, the sounds, and a quick-talking barker make it hard to resist playing carnival games, but is every game a fool's bet? In his latest video, Mark Rober, an ex-NASA JPL engineer, breaks down the science of what makes some of these games so challenging, and others near impossible to win.
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Video: You're already accepting some level of risk when you climb aboard any amusement ride, from the Ferris Wheel to the bumper cars, and for little payoff. So if you're going endanger yourself for some cheap thrills, why not go big aboard a merry-go-round powered by real jet engines rocketing you around in circles.
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.