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As the absurdity on our home planet grows, so does humanity's curiosity about life beyond 1 AU. Of course, wildly speculating about aliens is nothing new: It's been fuelling many facets of science fiction for years. But recently-proposed missions to "Ocean worlds" that could harbour microbial life make the search for extraterrestrials less tinfoil hat-like and a bit more tangible.

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.

As the absurdity on our home planet grows, so does humanity's curiosity about life beyond 1 AU. Of course, wildly speculating about aliens is nothing new: It's been fuelling many facets of science fiction for years. But recently-proposed missions to "Ocean worlds" that could harbour microbial life make the search for extraterrestrials less tinfoil hat-like and a bit more tangible.