20 Forecasts the next 25 years (by World Future Society)

Forecast #1: The dust bowls of the twenty-first century will dwarf those seen in the twentieth.
Forecast #2: Commercial space tourism will grow significantly during the coming decade.
Forecast #3: Nanotechnology offers hope for restoring eyesight.
Forecast #4: Robotic earthworms will gobble up our garbage.
Forecast #5: Learning will become more social and game-based, and online social gaming may soon replace textbooks in schools.
Forecast #6: Lunar-based solar power production may be the best way to meet future energy demands.
Forecast #7: Machine vision will become available in the next 5 to 15 years, with visual range ultimately exceeding that of the human eye.
Forecast #8: Advances in fuel cells will enable deep-sea habitation.
Forecast #9: Future buildings may be more responsive to weather fluctuations.
Forecast #10: The end of identity as we know it? It may become very easy to create a new identity (or many identities) for ourselves.
Forecast #11: The U.S. rich–poor gap is another disaster waiting to happen — probably around 2020.
Forecast #12: Dig very deep, and you will find enough geothermal energy to power the world.
Forecast #13: The future is full of (e-)bicycles.
Forecast #14: The Internet will automatically search itself so you don’t have to.
Forecast #15: Livable, economically viable manufacturing sites could be built on the Moon.
Forecast #16: Look for surprising strategic alliances across the globe.
Forecast #17: Robotic surgeons will use bioprinters to repair and replace your organs.
Forecast #18: Humans will eventually “lose” the race with robots.
Forecast #19: Climate change threatens to displace up to 70 million Bangladeshis.
Forecast #20: Future human societies may be divided between augmented and nonaugmented breeds.
with (the) implications
read all about here & more WFS – official site
read also about the trends 2012/2013 (consumer, lifestyle, hightech, hollywood, royal…) here – actual the Trend Award 2012 & “Trends 2013”

Published by Roman Retzbach

Profuturist, Superforecaster, President

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