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There are plenty of reasons species go extinct. Perhaps they die en masse in a meteor event, or a new species comes along that outperforms or eats them. These days, humans can often play a role, like they did with the passenger pigeon -- literally hunting it to extinction. But what happened to the thylacine, aka the Tasmanian tiger?

Tasmanian Devils get a bit of a bad rap. But these misunderstood marsupials - which once lived across the Australian continent, but went extinct on the mainland about 3,000 years ago – are adorable and lovely and absolutely deserve your love and respect.

I mean, just look at this.

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.