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Video: Growing up on Earth you learn from a very young age that liquids will remain in a cup as long as it stays upright. But Steve Mould demonstrates a liquid that laughs at gravity and other forces that govern our universe: Polyethylene oxide. It's a polymer made from long chains of molecules that allow it to pour itself out of a container -- even if it's not tipped over.

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.

Video: Growing up on Earth you learn from a very young age that liquids will remain in a cup as long as it stays upright. But Steve Mould demonstrates a liquid that laughs at gravity and other forces that govern our universe: Polyethylene oxide. It's a polymer made from long chains of molecules that allow it to pour itself out of a container -- even if it's not tipped over.