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Hey termites, we're not so different, you and I. Termites are usually one of the banes of human existence, as they feed on dead matter -- such as the wood that we use to build our homes -- but they supersede humans in one interesting way: they have been farming for millions of years longer than humans.

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.

Hey termites, we're not so different, you and I. Termites are usually one of the banes of human existence, as they feed on dead matter -- such as the wood that we use to build our homes -- but they supersede humans in one interesting way: they have been farming for millions of years longer than humans.