What will happen between now and 2020?

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What Are Your Real-World Predictions of how the world will change between today and 2020 in the Global Eco-Social Domain?
 

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A LOT. :biggrin:
 
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It wont.
 
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A strategy for the closing of Gitmo will be debated?
 
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What Are Your Real-World Predictions of how the world will change between today and 2020 in the Global Eco-Social Domain?
A significant number of new calendars will be printed and consumed. Many of them will be made from post-consumer content. Almost all calendars will have month names printed on each page, and the number 3 will appear repeatedly.

Okay, I'm totally going to post again... I have lots of ideas!
 
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Little of this, little of that.
 
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  • Touch screens will be replaced by smell screens; developers will tout their informational density
  • Apple will release the new iTampon. People will make fun of the name at first, but eventually it will be "no big deal"
  • Someone will claim "voting fraud" at some election somewhere in the world
  • Japan will drift further out to sea in response to more weird stuff coming out of the Koreas
  • People will complain about things they don't understand
  • USB 3.0 will resist widespread adoption for a while, but Skynet will fix that
  • Brown will be the new orange, and orange will be the new Apple
  • Dogs will invent a sport in which they pit ravenous quarterbacks against each other in battle on a large field; it will be denounced by the masses as "entertaining"
  • McDonald's will get rid of the McRib again only to bring it back after the fire-bombings start
  • Barack Obama will become the second president (after Cleveland) to serve two non-consecutive terms
  • Surprisingly, history will actually vindicate G.W. Bush; unfortunately, he will be insulted by the idea of "being vindicated"
  • Noobs will be appreciably pwned
  • A method for taking the indefinite integral of a function but not having a constant-of-integration left over will be discovered
  • NASA, with nothing better to do, will simply start littering the surface of moons and planets with rovers
  • Highways will be privatized. The resulting competition will lead to a large range or roads of different qualities which the consumer can pick from by paying different amounts. Private security will be hired to patrol the new private highways and people will avoid driving on roads with overly intrusive security.
  • The RIAA will simply start assaulting people at random
  • Much to the surprise of no one at all, Jack Thompson will say something stupid
  • Flex will hijack some more threads
 
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The Browns will almost make it to the Super Bowl.
 
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The US dollar will collapse, the Euro will collapse, the Pound will collapse, China will cash in their debt, the US will become a police state, and all American newspapers will be shut down.
 
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The US dollar will collapse, the Euro will collapse, the Pound will collapse, China will cash in their debt, the US will become a police state, and all American newspapers will be shut down.
...and the Cleveland Browns?
 
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You mean between today and 2012, right ?
 
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...and the Cleveland Browns?
They will also become a police state. After the dollar collapses, the Cleveland Browns will use their influence to take over Southwest Ohio.
 
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A single currency worldwide.
 
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Cell phone technology will undergo a revolution when "speech to text", "text to speech" and "real time texting" combine to make it seem like you are actually talking to someone directly.
 
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Cell phone technology will undergo a revolution when "speech to text", "text to speech" and "real time texting" combine to make it seem like you are actually talking to someone directly.
:rofl:
 
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at 2020, Julian Assange might run out of secrets...
 
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How about checking the Y2K predictions over the decade 2000-2010?
 
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They will also become a police state. After the dollar collapses, the Cleveland Browns will use their influence to take over Southwest Ohio.
.. the browns would be lucky if they could 'influence' cleveland, let alone any of ohio..
 
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There are some sweet gems in there.
 
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If peak oil doesn't occur in 2015 to 2017 the way claimed, then in 2020, peak oilers will be saying 2025 is when the crap hits the fan.
 
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Confidence in the Asian markets will be eroded after a series of adjustments.
 
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Miley Cyrus will decline, Lindsy Lohan will die, and I won't care at all.. not. at. all.

Oh, probably a few elections and a war or two... maybe some genocide. I think it's going to be a brisk century for the human race.
 
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If peak oil doesn't occur in 2015 to 2017 the way claimed, then in 2020, peak oilers will be saying 2025 is when the crap hits the fan.
Ideologues will be sterilized in accordance with their dystopian fantasies of leftist euthanasia plots.
 
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Ideologues will be sterilized in accordance with their dystopian fantasies of leftist euthanasia plots.
Will it be blamed on "climate change"?
 
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Will it be blamed on "climate change"?
Nah, death panels, Jan Brewer, and gay people in the military. :smile:

EDIT: truth time... I also touched myself in an impure manner back in '98, so I think that does it too...
 

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