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Video: There's no reason I need to make charcoal -- I don't normally use it for anything, and if I did, bags of it are so easy to buy. But I find the whole process of exhausting wood sticks into little brittle black pieces so much fun that I'm going to start inventing reasons to use charcoal in my life.

Video: Making music is art. And so is making a blank piece of paper sing. Watch as sheet music is hand drawn using charcoal, graphite, a ruler, and a triangle. The amount of work is ridiculous -- I mean, drawing the straight lines for the template is already hard enough -- but it's pretty damn satisfying to see the notes get slowly filled in. Who knows what it will sound like but it sure looks amazing.

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.