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2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn't stand to get any better, so here's the bad news -- the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique called ballooning, turning their silk into a sort of kite that takes them long distances. National Geographic reports that a new study finds that ghost spiders -- named for their light complexion -- ballooned themselves to the famous Robinson Crusoe Island and have since evolved at a rapid pace.

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.

2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn't stand to get any better, so here's the bad news -- the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique called ballooning, turning their silk into a sort of kite that takes them long distances. National Geographic reports that a new study finds that ghost spiders -- named for their light complexion -- ballooned themselves to the famous Robinson Crusoe Island and have since evolved at a rapid pace.