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Daniel Espinosa's highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, Life, isn't just 2017's answer to Alien -- it's much scarier. Unlike most movies in the genre, Life is terrifying because it taps into legitimate concerns about contaminating Earth that even NASA, ESA and other space agencies haven't entirely figured out -- the fear that in our longing to discover alien life, we bring something back to our planet that could destroy it.

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.

Daniel Espinosa's highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, Life, isn't just 2017's answer to Alien -- it's much scarier. Unlike most movies in the genre, Life is terrifying because it taps into legitimate concerns about contaminating Earth that even NASA, ESA and other space agencies haven't entirely figured out -- the fear that in our longing to discover alien life, we bring something back to our planet that could destroy it.