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Things just don't seem to die in the deep ocean (well, except for humans). While rockfish nearer the surface live about 12 years, those living closer to 2500 feet down can live for 200 years. There's a deep water coral that can apparently live as long as 4,000 years. But there's one species that seems to live an especially long time, and could rank up there with the oldest: Escarpia laminata, some dumbass tubeworm.

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.

Things just don't seem to die in the deep ocean (well, except for humans). While rockfish nearer the surface live about 12 years, those living closer to 2500 feet down can live for 200 years. There's a deep water coral that can apparently live as long as 4,000 years. But there's one species that seems to live an especially long time, and could rank up there with the oldest: Escarpia laminata, some dumbass tubeworm.