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We typically think of large predatory animals such as mountain lions as fearless beasts that will stop at nothing to procure a meal -- even if that meal consists of human flesh. New research suggests that this view is wrong, and that big cats don't like to bump into us any more than we like to bump into them. The problem is, this fear of humans is altering the feeding behaviour of big carnivores, and that may not be a good thing.

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.

We typically think of large predatory animals such as mountain lions as fearless beasts that will stop at nothing to procure a meal -- even if that meal consists of human flesh. New research suggests that this view is wrong, and that big cats don't like to bump into us any more than we like to bump into them. The problem is, this fear of humans is altering the feeding behaviour of big carnivores, and that may not be a good thing.