My prediction for 2030, 2050, 2080 for humanity.
The world will be cut into two pieces; the parts of the world that wishes to live within an civiled society and the part that doesn't. That hasn't charged over the past 8,000 years and I don't expect that to charge within the next 70 years. Yes, there will be wars and violence in 2080, sadly, I wouldn't be suprised if the world has another world war...Do we survive or not? Our techonology is getting to the point that we may not be so lucky.
Cars will meet the 54 miles/gallon gas standard in 2025. They will become more rounded and made of lighter+stronger matierals by 2030. A new kind of battery will be invented that can hold 5 times the energy and will make the electric car market hold 1/3rds of all cars by 2030 and 50% by 2050. Hygrogen and other forms will be coming out by 2030-2040 period.
1/3rds of all cars in the first world will be driveless by 2050.
10,000 flying cars will be in our skys by 2030
2.5 million by 2050 and 25 million by 2080
Renewable energy will reach 25% of all energy production by 2030 and 40% by 2050 on earth. Windmills 250 meters radius will be built by 2030 for offshore wind farms. Wave farms will become very popular by 2030!
Smart phones will be like trycorders by 2030 on star trek in many ways.
-3d and electrionic paper everywhere. Yes, signs will be made mainly of "electric paper" or holograms by 2030 and 2050 even more so. People can work at a corperaton on one side of the planet and have a robot doing the work on the other hand! 2030-2050!
NFC will become very typical! Your smart phone will be your wallet!
Internet will become a right and a system will be paid for by tax dollars to cover cities by 2030.
Robots will take over farming, fast food and stoking the market. This will take humans mostly out of food and make the price of feeding ones family will be cheap or a right for all human beings by 2050.
Robot will ran 3-d printersthat willl be running 80% our industry by 2050!
Medical field will become more robotic by 2050. With 2/3rds of all operations being robotic by 250 and 3/4th being so by 2080...
Cancer by 2050 won't be the killer it is today as nano-bots will destroy it within a few days.
Many diseases that were once killers are not anymore...
Vertical grass hopper like rockets transport human beings from surface to orbit by 2030. There will be two main kinds of surface to orbit transport...1# Vertical grass hopper and 2# Skylon(reaction engine) space planes...The old rocket will likely be on its way out by 2030!
China will land a human on the moon 2028 and on mars by 2038. They will have a base on both by 2080!
India will likely get into it too....
America will likely be collapsing as social strive rips it apart by 2030.
Edited by Matthew, 27 December 2012 - 01:34 PM.