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Video: Check out the trailer to Werner Herzog's newest documentary Into the Inferno for everything you would expect: Beautifully filmed, panoramic shots of far-away places you'll probably never visit; non-stop narration oscillating between cynicism and soaring existentialism; and even ancient Norse doomsday poetry.

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.