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In a study that's already attracting considerable controversy, a research team says it has found evidence of human habitation along the southern coast of California dating back an astounding 130,000 years. That's 10 times older than most estimates, and a complete upending of what we thought we knew about how and when humans first arrived in North America -- if it turns out to be true.

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.

In a study that's already attracting considerable controversy, a research team says it has found evidence of human habitation along the southern coast of California dating back an astounding 130,000 years. That's 10 times older than most estimates, and a complete upending of what we thought we knew about how and when humans first arrived in North America -- if it turns out to be true.