Future Predictions in the Year 2030

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What do you think the world will look like in 2030?

Here is an interesting article that gives out bold predictions of what it it will be like living in that year:
20 Dramatic Predictions for the Future in 2030

Some points mentioned:


10% of the wealthiest companies in the US are considered to be "Virtual corporations"

Automated delivery vans with delivery robots enable 2-hour delivery in urban areas and are disrupting the concept of retail stores

Cable television is dead

Intelligent systems are disrupting multiple industries

Do you think this is the kind of world we will be looking forward to?
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    • Profile picture of the author bradstern
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Free energy and anti-gravity will play a big role as well!
      Ha. That's a good one, Shane.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    Probably more like a hybrid of an episode of the Walking Dead without the Zombies and Revolution.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Cute little fairy tale. He forgot to tell about what went on when underground copper ran out. He doesn't mention how we restored our environment from the disastrous effects of the Monsanto/GMO experiment. There's quite a few other things I think were pretty important, but he forgot to mention.

    Still, it was an interesting little fairy tale.

    BTW - why do people always insist on the redundancy of mentioning "future" when they say "prediction". A prediction pre-assumes "future". It drives me crazy that people seem to think it has to be noted twice. LOL - I know, wayyyy off in left field. Just a pet peeve getting poked.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      17 years isn't far into the future. Interesting to see some prior predictions that were a bit "off"...like...

      In 1954, the National Cancer Institute said:
      "If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one."

      New York Times, 1936:
      "A rocket will never be able to leave the earth's atmosphere"

      In 1859 - response to a suggestion by Edwin L. Drake:
      "Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try to find oil? You're crazy!"

      1988: Professor of molecular biology at U.C. Berkeley:
      "That virus [HIV] is a pussycat"

      Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM in 1943:
      "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers"
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    • Profile picture of the author bradstern
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      BTW - why do people always insist on the redundancy of mentioning "future" when they say "prediction". A prediction pre-assumes "future". It drives me crazy that people seem to think it has to be noted twice. LOL - I know, wayyyy off in left field. Just a pet peeve getting poked.
      That is actually a great point.
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