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Video: Ever see the super strong, super light super material known as carbon fibre get squished like this? Once the hydraulic press hits it, the threads start coming undone, and it slowly disintegrates as the pressure becomes stronger and stronger. What's pretty neat, though, is how the carbon fibre rod still stands up steady throughout and never snaps. It just unravels very, very slowly.

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.

Video: Ever see the super strong, super light super material known as carbon fibre get squished like this? Once the hydraulic press hits it, the threads start coming undone, and it slowly disintegrates as the pressure becomes stronger and stronger. What's pretty neat, though, is how the carbon fibre rod still stands up steady throughout and never snaps. It just unravels very, very slowly.