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This beautiful nightmare is known as Ampulex dementor. Yes, that is a reference to the flying, robed figures from the Harry Potter universe. It's been so named because it paralyses cockroaches by stinging them in the thorax and brain, essentially zombifying them or, more colourfully, removing their soul.

How wonderful.

What it does once the cockroach can no longer resist is truly terrifying.

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.

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The Hogwarts Sorting Hat, a core part of the Harry Potter mythos, has become one of Western culture's best-known psychological tests, bigger than Myers-Briggs or whether you're a Carrie. It's inspired real-world personality quizzes at BuzzFeed, Pottermore, the Guardian and many other sites. Recently TIME Magazine developed a sophisticated Sorting Hat quiz based on psychological measures such as the Big Five personality traits.