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Like creating the Holochess set in Star Wars, for example.

Phil Tippett is a visual effects veteran, with a career that has taken him from stop-motion animation production on Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope to digital animation in Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens. During the 28 years in between his career has included consulting on creative effects for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, designing characters and supervising animation for The Spiderwick Chronicles and of course, being the dinosaur supervisor on Jurassic Park.

We spoke with the film industry legend about how advances in technology over the last three decades have changed the way he works, and what he believes the future holds.

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.