The Guardian has put together an interesting list of predictions for the next 25 years:
– Geopolitics: 'Rivals will take greater risks against the US'
– UK economy: 'The popular revolt against bankers will become impossible to resist'
– Global development: 'A vaccine will rid the world of Aids'
– Energy: 'Returning to a world that relies on muscle power is not an option'
– Advertising: 'All sorts of things will just be sold in plain packages'
– Neuroscience: 'We'll be able to plug information streams directly into the cortex'
– Physics: 'Within a decade, we'll know what dark matter is'
– Food: 'Russia will become a global food superpower'
– Nanotechnology: 'Privacy will be a quaint obsession'
– Gaming: 'We'll play games to solve problems'
– Web/internet: 'Quantum computing is the future'
– Fashion: 'Technology creates smarter clothes'
– Nature: 'We'll redefine the wild'
– Architecture: What constitutes a 'city' will change
– Sport: 'Broadcasts will use holograms'
– Transport: 'There will be more automated cars'
– Health: 'We'll feel less healthy'
– Religion: 'Secularists will flatter to deceive'
– Theatre: 'Cuts could force a new political fringe'
– Storytelling: 'Eventually there'll be a Twitter classic'
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Via Sentient Developments
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