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These days, reading anything (for example, the news) feels like squeezing your head into a Juicero. Today, several outlets ran stories about NASA hiring someone "to defend Earth from aliens". It quickly skyrocketed to become the top story on Facebook news, despite being garbage.

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.

These days, reading anything (for example, the news) feels like squeezing your head into a Juicero. Today, several outlets ran stories about NASA hiring someone "to defend Earth from aliens". It quickly skyrocketed to become the top story on Facebook news, despite being garbage.