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Earth can be crappy. Sometimes, being whisked away by a passing starship sounds like a pretty good idea. However, it completely depends on who's behind the controls. Hanging with the Arrival heptapods would be pretty chill. Being kidnapped by any of the following kidnap-happy aliens, however, would not.

These days, we know more about Mars than ever before, thanks to the work of NASA and other space agencies. But science fiction movies have been fascinated with Mars for decades -- giving rise to big-screen portrayals of the Red Planet that are often fantastic, insane and sometimes ridiculously fun. And so, so wrong.

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.