Forecasting the Future: America at the Crossroads

The nerds at the World Future Society have been burning the candle at both ends to come up with these insightful predictions:
Forecast # 1: Everything you say and do will be recorded by 2030.
Forecast #2: Bioviolence will become a greater threat as the technology becomes more accessible.
Forecast #3: The car’s days as king of the road will soon be over.

Forecast #4:
Careers, and the college majors for preparing for them, are becoming more specialized.
Forecast #5: There may not be world law in the foreseeable future, but the world’s legal systems will be networked.
Forecast #6: The race for biomedical and genetic enhancement will β€” in the twenty-first century β€” be what the space race was in the previous century.
Forecast #7: Professional knowledge will become obsolete almost as quickly as it’s acquired.
Forecast #8: Urbanization will hit 60% by 2030.
Forecast #9: The Middle East will become more secular while religious influence in China will grow.
Forecast #10: Access to electricity will reach 83% of the world by 2030.
Now let me add a few of my own.
If McCain wins this election, here are five additional predictions for the US of A:
Prediction #1: We will be a third-world country – with 95% of the wealth concentrated in the hands of 5% of the population.
Prediction #2: We will be standing in lines to buy gas at outrageous prices.
Prediction #3: We’re going to be spied on by our own government which won’t give a hoot about privacy rights or the Constitution.
Prediction #4: The media will be bought off by the corporations and feed us nothing but propaganda. Show us how, Tom Brokaw.
Prediction #5: We will never trust our government again. In fact we will learn to believe exactly the opposite of what they say.
Wait-a-minute! Those aren’t predictions, they’re reality — under the current Republican regime!
So, get out there and vote >>

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