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India solidifies their position as the fifth largest economy in the world without being dependent on currency fluctuations.

Funny how i predicted this on the 23rd and a few days later it's all over the news. Guess you don't need to be a huge research firm to know simple stuff like this. 


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What are your predictions for the 2018 American Mid-Term elections? (Other than Yuli Ban's, I already saw his)



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India solidifies their position as the fifth largest economy in the world without being dependent on currency fluctuations.

Funny how i predicted this on the 23rd and a few days later it's all over the news. Guess you don't need to be a huge research firm to know simple stuff like this. 

Speaking of such simple stuff, I'm starting to wonder if 2018 is the first time we'll see a conflict break out over freshwater access (perhaps in Yemen?).


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India solidifies their position as the fifth largest economy in the world without being dependent on currency fluctuations.

Funny how i predicted this on the 23rd and a few days later it's all over the news. Guess you don't need to be a huge research firm to know simple stuff like this. 

Speaking of such simple stuff, I'm starting to wonder if 2018 is the first time we'll see a conflict break out over freshwater access (perhaps in Yemen?).

 

 

Speaking of freshwater access, I wonder what breakthroughs we'll see in 2018 with regards to saltwater and brackish water desalination. Anyone in the know with the graphene membrane development thus far?


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One more:

 

  • The cost of whole-genome sequencing falls below $500/genome (7).

 

 

I know I'm missing something, but I looked over the page and couldn't find anything that talked about a price drop next year.

Great news just the same, since there hasn't been much news on the pricing front since the massive drop down to $1000 (from about $5000 if I remember correctly, though it's been a long time) around the very beginning of 2014.



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Oh, why go through the trouble of original composition when it is so much easier to cut and paste.

 

 

 

(Los Angeles Times) Scientists make New Year’s resolutions like the rest of us, but their lists are just a little more ambitious.

 

In 2018, they plan to fly machines into the sun’s atmosphere, onto the surface of Mars and alongside an object 4 billion miles away in the Kuiper belt. They’ll deploy a gene-editing system inside the cells of living people to fight a cancer-causing virus. They’ll try to see the edge of a black hole, and to win seats in Congress.

 

And that’s only some of what they have in store.

 

 

Here are 11 science stories we can’t wait to follow in 2018 (see link provided below).

 

http://www.latimes.c...-htmlstory.html


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Oh, why go through the trouble of original composition when it is so much easier to cut and paste.

Not to  mention boost your post count with ease while some of us try to hand-pick futuristic articles and write original content...

 

xD



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^^^ *Plays violin in background*

 

It is called "citation of evidence."

 

Arbitrary definitions of "futuristic articles" limit your content.  Don't blame me for your capriciousness.  


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^^^ *Plays violin in background*

 

It is called "citation of evidence."

 

Arbitrary definitions of "futuristic articles" limit your content.  Don't blame me for your capriciousness.  

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Oh. Maybe it is. 5350.



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So Prince Harry interviewed Demis Hassabis (CEO of DeepMind) on the radio this morning and asked him what he was looking forward to in technological development in 2018.

 

He said he was "looking forward to the first big science breakthrough that couldn't have been done unless you had AI, and I think that may happen in 2018 in a field like biology or chemistry"

 

I'm not sure if this is just something he is hoping for or something he knows about or has been working on. Either way it's  a very probable prediction coming from him.

 

I think this is what he was referring to - https://www.theguard...MP=share_btn_tw


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  • Economic growth continues, if still sluggish. There will not be a recession

Well I wouldn't be too sure about that one.

 

 

Looks like Yuli was proven correct on that one.


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True, but this time we really are approaching the peak of the capitalist cycle which a lot of economists are saying will be reached some time in the latter half of next year. Of course, who knows, right? But recessions occur every 8-11 years, on average. Certainly something will have happened by the end of 2020.

 

Ok, Joe didn't insist on it happening in 2018. Sadly, he may be right about "by then end of 2020."  


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2018

  • Completion of the 100,000 Genomes Project

 

Officially completed this week. :)


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True, but this time we really are approaching the peak of the capitalist cycle which a lot of economists are saying will be reached some time in the latter half of next year. Of course, who knows, right? But recessions occur every 8-11 years, on average. Certainly something will have happened by the end of 2020.

 

Ok, Joe didn't insist on it happening in 2018. Sadly, he may be right about "by then end of 2020."  

 

The Great Recession was in 2008 and people have been saying that the next big one is right around the corner since I joined this forum. As long as the next recession is being predicted in "a few years" ad infinitum then the day will come when the doomsayers are inevitably vindicated. 


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