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All but three land mammal species living on New Zealand today were brought there by modern humans, beginning around 800 years ago - and all three of those native mammal species are bats. But a newly discovered bat fossil suggests that there may be more species hiding in the isle's ancient rock. Perhaps the mammal-poor islands once had a far more batty past.

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.