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Knowing how much seals weigh can give researchers important information about prey availability, habitat quality, and the overall the health of marine ecosystems. But getting close enough to take measurements is dangerous to say the least. Did you know to measure the seals, they need to be sedated? And sedative is given based on just a guess of how much they weigh?

Look, just send in the drones, I say.

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.

Knowing how much seals weigh can give researchers important information about prey availability, habitat quality, and the overall the health of marine ecosystems. But getting close enough to take measurements is dangerous to say the least. Did you know to measure the seals, they need to be sedated? And sedative is given based on just a guess of how much they weigh?

Look, just send in the drones, I say.