I just got an email from someone we’ll call Emma, who is too shy to leave a blog post. Anyway, she wanted some more predictions. OK, Emma, here you go…
There will be a global biometric ID card by 2028.
By 2027, a bioterror event will lead to one hundred thousand+ casualties.
By the year 2020, facial recognition doors will exist.
By 2030, tickets for space travel will be available from travel agents.
By 2040 a ‘dirty bomb’ will have been exploded in a major US or European city.
By 2025 basic surgery will be administered by robots.
By 2040 all surgical anesthesia will be administered by computers.
By 2050 there will be a single global currency and cash will no longer exist.
Evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence will be found by 2050.
By 2025 at least 15% of convicted criminals will have technology embedded in their bodies for the purpose of tracking and identification.
In fifty years Sydney will look pretty much as it does now.
By 2030 more than 60% of books sold worldwide will be printed on
demand at the point of sale.
Sleep hotels and resorts will become popular by 2015.
Video wallpaper will exist by 2030.
Either China or Russia will fall apart by 2025.
By 2038, Scientists will prove that there is a genetic component to intelligence and that this varies by sex and race.This will cause riots and book burning in some cities.
Qantas will offer seat back banking on long-haul flights by 2015.
The NRMA will sell insurance by the kilometer by 2012.
By 2038 the police and military will look more or less the same in most countries.
Lists of predictions will eventually become unpopular.