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The Futurist Top 10 Forecasts

Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into their annual Outlook report. Here is the executive summary of the editors’ top 10 forecasts from Outlook 2009:
1. Everything you say and do will be recorded by 2030.
2. Bioviolence will become a greater threat as the technology becomes more accessible.
3. The car’s days as king of the road may soon be over.
4. Careers, and the college majors for preparing for them, are becoming more specialized.
5. There may not be world law in the foreseeable future, but the world’s legal systems will be networked.
6. Professional knowledge will become obsolete almost as quickly as it’s acquired.
7. The race for biomedical and genetic enhancement will-in the twenty-first century-be what the space race was in the previous century.
8. Urbanization will hit 60% by 2030.
9. The Middle East will become more secular while religious influence in China will grow.
10. Access to electricity will reach 83% of the world by 2030.
Check out the whole thing here.
Stephen

Posted on: October 20, 2008, 5:12 pm Category: Uncategorized

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