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Picture a volcanic eruption: Fiery magma and smoke billowing skyward as a towering mountain empties its over-pressurised belly of a hot meal. At least, that's how most of us think it works. So you can imagine volcanologists' surprise when they discovered that Mount St Helens, which was responsible for the deadliest eruption in US history, is actually cold inside.

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.

Picture a volcanic eruption: Fiery magma and smoke billowing skyward as a towering mountain empties its over-pressurised belly of a hot meal. At least, that's how most of us think it works. So you can imagine volcanologists' surprise when they discovered that Mount St Helens, which was responsible for the deadliest eruption in US history, is actually cold inside.