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On August 21, folks across the US will be able to see a total solar eclipse -- the first one visible coast-to-coast in nearly a century. The whole shebang will last about two minutes and 40 seconds at its longest, which is cool but kind of meh in the grand scope of solar eclipses throughout history. In 2009, for example, a solar eclipse visible in Southeast Asia set the record for the longest one of the century so far, lasting six minutes and 40 seconds.

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.

On August 21, folks across the US will be able to see a total solar eclipse -- the first one visible coast-to-coast in nearly a century. The whole shebang will last about two minutes and 40 seconds at its longest, which is cool but kind of meh in the grand scope of solar eclipses throughout history. In 2009, for example, a solar eclipse visible in Southeast Asia set the record for the longest one of the century so far, lasting six minutes and 40 seconds.