Forecasting the Future: America at the Crossroads

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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 — in the twenty-first century — 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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