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It looks like the set from a 1950s sci-fi flick, but this toxic, funhouse-coloured hot spring isn't humanity's first deadly encounter with alien biology. Although it is home to some very strange life forms, and we're not sure what would happen if those gloves came off.

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.

It looks like the set from a 1950s sci-fi flick, but this toxic, funhouse-coloured hot spring isn't humanity's first deadly encounter with alien biology. Although it is home to some very strange life forms, and we're not sure what would happen if those gloves came off.