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On 18 October 1963, the Centre national d'études in France was set to send a small cat named Félix into space. After lagging behind its Soviet and American competitors, France was eager to stake its claim in the space race -- with cats, for some reason. But on launch day, the mischievous little beast went missing -- and an accidental heroine stepped in to take his place. Her name was Félicette.

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 18 October 1963, the Centre national d'études in France was set to send a small cat named Félix into space. After lagging behind its Soviet and American competitors, France was eager to stake its claim in the space race -- with cats, for some reason. But on launch day, the mischievous little beast went missing -- and an accidental heroine stepped in to take his place. Her name was Félicette.