101 Future Predictions seen by 2020
Created Jan 11, 2015 – 7:00pm central time.
I decided to make a list of future predictions to see how well things will improve or change within the next 5 years or so so I’m listing 100 things that I see around the world. After spending 2 days coming up with these 101 predictions and writing them down, I feel like I had a flashback to where the National Enquirer use to list a yearly top 100 predictions, I don’t know if they still do that or not since I haven’t read their newspaper in years, but this took a lot of energy to pen in that short period of time..Enjoy!…
Prediction #1: The US will be joint Mining rare gases and minerals on asteroids, comets, and planets with other countries.. ….***UPDATE Mar. 10, 2015 Headlines: “Billionaire teams up with NASA to mine the moon” …..Jain, a serial entrepreneur who also founded Internet companies Infospace and Intelius. He believes that the moon holds precious metals and rare minerals that can be brought back to help address Earth’s energy, health and resource challenges. ..Among the moon’s vast riches: gold, cobalt, iron, palladium, platinum, tungsten and Helium-3, a gas that can be used in future fusion reactors to provide nuclear power without radioactive waste. …
Prediction #2: A return to the moon by several countries will be for military purposes to install a relay station on the dark side of the landscape or for an International moon base. .. ..***INFO May 20, 2015 Headlines: “China Plans First Ever Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon” .. “We are currently discussing the next moon landing site for Chang’e 4,” Chief lunar exploration engineer Wu Weiren told China Central Television. “We probably will choose a site that is more difficult to land and more technically challenging. Other countries have chosen to land on the near side of the moon. Our next move probably will see some spacecraft land on the far side of the moon.“
Prediction #3: A Robotic android interactive sex partner will be perfected and sold in the US .. …
Prediction #4: Ray guns that will temporarily incapacitate a person will be commonly used by police and the military. .
Prediction #5: Counterfeit proof biometric US currency invented.. ..
Prediction #6: Habitual DUI motorists will be fitted with an RFID tag or nano implant that keeps them from diving a vehicle.. This will also include biometric starters for new cars..where only the owners can start them. ..
Prediction #7: A network of low orbiting drones or satellites will connect to each other and map most global cities and feed/store real-time video that will help police solve most crimes before or right after they occur . .
Prediction #8: A non-invasive electrical implant device that can erase traumatic childhood memories and eliminate panic attacks is invented. .
Prediction #9: Vehicles will have remote tracking capability that Law Enforcement Agencies can track or identify at a distance much like they do with cellphones today with special equipment from a helicopter or car. .
Prediction #10: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Will be eliminated after an electrical impulse device will monitor brain activity and will stimulate breathing when oxygen levels drop in the lungs.
Prediction #11: Cars and trucks will be required to be fitted with remote control devices from the factory that can be shut off by police to stop high-speed chases ..
Prediction #12: A successful method of cryogenic suspended animation will be perfected so humans can be preserved until a disease is eradicated and resuscitated..
Prediction #13: Laser weapons will be commonplace in space and be used by countries against each other instead of ground wars..
Prediction #14: In the future, there will be 2 people who occupy the office of President, not like we do now with a First Lady and President or First Gentleman if applicable..The office will be unified symbolically as a unit giving the married partner partial presidential status.
Prediction #15: Prison populations will be reduced after many non-violent inmates will be fitted with tracking devices instead of being incarcerated as-long-as they remain employed or become social contributors.
Prediction #16: Hangover proof (no pun) alcohol will be created.
Prediction #17: Thousands of Japan’s inhabitants will leave the country after a series of violent earthquakes permanently destroy the Northern region.
Prediction #18: Televisions will utilize touch screen technology like today’s laptops..including 2 sided screens, and some TV’s will be as thin as a nickel.
Prediction #19: North Korea will be unified with South Korea and create one of the top successful economic forces in the region.
Prediction #20: Welfare systems will be overhauled and people will be trained for free, sent to school for free, and then required to accept jobs provided for them by the government or they will lose their entitlements.
Prediction #21: A cross-country high-speed rail system construction will begin from the East coast going to the West coast. but will be delayed for years due to environmental concerns.
Prediction #22: Bionic eye transplants will be commonplace for the blind. ….***UPDATE Feb. 18, 2015 Headlines: “DARPA implant could give people Terminator-like vision”…. ..”According to CNET, the DARPA boffins are reportedly working on a device known as a ‘cortical modem’ that plugs directly into a person’s DNA and visual cortex. Not only does this unique device help someone overcome blindness or poor eyesight, it generates a built-in heads-up display (HUD) that appears right in before their very eyes.”
Prediction #23: Vehicles will be the new computer platforms of the future much like cellphone technology of today and commercial vehicles will be piloted without a driver electronically.
Prediction #24: Genetically altering skin pigmentation will be mastered where people can alter their skin tone or eye color through minor DNA manipulation. ….***INFO Mar. 05, 2015 Headlines: “New Procedure Changes Brown Eyes To Blue” … .”According to ophthalmologists, we all have blue eyes below our brown eyes, under a thin layer of pigment.” …”A California company has now developed a laser treatment that disturbs the melanin in the pigmented part of the eye and causes the body to eliminate it over time. The procedure only lasts seconds, but it may take weeks before the blue tint emerges.”.. …
Prediction #25: Vehicle paint will have tiny Nano codes embedded into the paint and parts that can only be seen with a microscope that will include the vehicle VIN number and description which will help solve hit-and-run accidents & thefts.
Prediction #26: Levitation devices will be available through commercial outlets that will use it for mannequins and special events like concerts and public presentations.
Prediction #27: Caged Animals in zoos and personal captivity will be banned after world-wide protests… ….***UPDATE Mar. 05, 2015 Headlines: “Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018o… ..”POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.” ..”There’s been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers,” said Alana Feld, the company’s executive vice president. “A lot of people aren’t comfortable with us touring with our elephants.” … “Within two hours of the announcement, animal rights groups took credit for the decision, saying that the pressure put on the circus ultimately led to Feld’s decision…” …
Prediction #28: Computers will be able to read your mind and pull up files or surf the internet by merely scanning your eyes while you’re looking at the screen.
Prediction #29: A simple blood test will be developed that can predetermine the gender of a baby before you get pregnant or shortly after pregnancy using DNA from both parents.
Prediction #30: Free postage for some small letters or cards goes into effect for a limited time to encourage participation through the Post Office.
Prediction #31: High speed internet will be widely available after Google and Yahoo merge and offer ad related content services for free subscribers. …***INFO Jan. 22, 2015 Headlines: “Google-SpaceX Rumoured Deal to Bring Free Internet to the World”.. ..MOSCOW, January 20 (Sputnik) — “Google is about to invest $1 bln in Elon Musk’s private space exploration enterprise SpaceX to bring his goal of global satellite-borne wireless Internet to the world, according to reports“. .
Prediction #32: Free University tuition will be made available to students that maintain at least a “B” average at the end of 4 years and their tuition account will be returned to them with interest to start their careers.
Prediction #33: Most professional sports teams will incorporate safety shock sensors in helmets and gear to measure the trauma that players encounter during a game that will be used to limit their playing time if they exceed a safety threshold until they get enough rest or seek treatment.
Prediction #34: Women will participate on several professional and college football teams.
Prediction #35: Apple seeks to create its own sovereign country after buying an island, and succeeds.
Prediction #36: Work days will flexible where people can choose between a four-day week or extended six-day week.
Prediction #37: The border between Mexico and the US will be open during certain periods of time where most people can freely travel unimpeded one way or the other but must remain on one side of the border or the other based on a curfew time until the curfew is lifted the next day.
Prediction #38: Biometric gun safety locks will be used by police weapons, preventing any criminal from using it on them.
Prediction #39: We will have our first Hispanic/Latino male President in 2020
Prediction #40: Cellphones that can be implanted under the skin will be commonplace and recharge based by movement like some older self-winding wristwatches do.
Prediction #41: The cable and internet services will be combined where you can stream any broadband internet content through your television or computer including some terrestrial dish services.
Prediction #42: Some cities will ban motorcycles in town in favor of electric scooters/mopeds to regulate noise and other pedestrian hazards.
Prediction #43: Organic foods will be highly controlled in some cities and they will ban the use of GMO foods in hospitals and schools.
Prediction #44: DirecTV and Dish TV will be merged into one company to compete against cable companies and offer cellphone service.
Prediction #45: Gangs and dangerous groups of people will start to be outlawed in some neighborhoods and towns and driven away by groups of people while the police look the other way.
Prediction #46: A new type of high-tech synthetic thin clothing will be invented that can retain body heat better and withstand the extreme cold which will prevent people from getting sick or frostbite.
Prediction #47: A revolutionary accelerated teaching method will be incorporated in schools to help disadvantaged students learn faster and easier.. This could involve music or dance in the curriculum too.
Prediction #48: New vehicles will have optional nano technology paint jobs that practically never need washing and save on gas due to their low wind resistance.
Prediction #49: Iraq & Iran will be united culturally and militarily against other countries. …..***INFO Mar. 10, 2015 Headlines: “Iraq tells U.S.: We are ‘comfortable’ with Iran’s help against terrorists“. ..”Iraq’s Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi has praised Iran’s role in the fight against the ISIL group in Iraq”. .. “We have solicited help from many of the countries that we have a strategic relationship with,” Press TV quoted the Iraqi defense minister as saying during a press conference with U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday. He added that Iran has played “a very positive role” in helping Iraq in the fight against ISIL. ..
Prediction #50: Modular housing will be the college trend with people living in small efficiency communal apartments pods or dwellings with less than 500 square feet where people share kitchens and dining areas.
Prediction #51: Land will once again be offered free to people who promise to create farms and homestead there for a certain period of time..This may be a program offered to immigrants first that came here to work.
Prediction #52: Cardboard boxes and similar plastic products will be banned in some communities over environmentally friendly new starch based biodegradable containers.
Prediction #53: United Nations troops will be permanently stationed on US soil in case of riots and to preside over election auditing.
Prediction #54: Most recyclable glass based soft drink containers will start to be banned across the country.
Prediction #55: Most Gender and race based affirmative action hiring requirements will be lifted or banned in many states.
Prediction #56: At least two more males will be added to the Supreme Court by 2020 after one female and one male is lost.
Prediction #57: Russia and China will be unified militarily against another country.
Prediction #58: Palestine will be recognized as a sovereign country by the UN.
Prediction #59: Police will be banned from wearing paramilitary clothing while on regular duty.
Prediction #60: Stalking laws will be redefined to include men being physically attacked or emotionally encroached by aggressive men or women.
Prediction #61: Marriage will be redefined to include people wanting to recognize animals as their mates.
Prediction #62: The US Post Office goes into the greeting card business.
Prediction #63: Baseball Teams will stop using leather baseballs in favor of a synthetic material.
Prediction #64: Airlines will restrict/ban children under a certain age from flying (no more babies).
Prediction #65: Animal fur related products will be banned for sale in some major cities.
Prediction #66: Consumers will be taxed on household trash by weight and carbon footprint content. …..***INFO Jan. 26, 2015 Headlines: “Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage.” … ..”In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage.” …”Emblazoned with a red citation tag, violators will start to be fined anywhere from $1-$50 in July. For now, Seattle residents will be publicly shamed by the ‘Scarlet Letter’-like tags.” ..
Prediction #67: Gas taxes will be levied on the amount of vehicle miles traveled in some states.
Prediction #68: Synthetic fuels will be introduced that can replace petro chemicals.
Prediction #69: Several top 5 fast food giants (McDonald’s, Burger King, or Taco Bell etc) offer organic & wider Vegan menu option items. …..***UPDATE Mar. 20, 2015 Headlines: “McDonald’s to add kale to its menu’ just six weeks after publicly denying they ever would” ..”Janney Capital Markets restaurant analysts wrote that ‘one of our industry sources indicates that McDonald’s U.S. plans to roll out kale as an ingredient in its restaurants at some point in the not-too-distant future.’.. .
Prediction #70: School districts will ban hardback books in favor of electronic readers and portable drives so that students can store homework electronically and not have to carry heavy backpacks.
Prediction #71: Electronic online voting methods through cellphones, email, and the internet will be commonplace.
Prediction #72: Diseases will be easier to identify once a nano pill (Electronic device) will be created that can remain in a patients system and record vital signs over an extended period of time reducing misdiagnosis.
Prediction #73: Homing devices that can be implanted under the skin in Alzheimer’s patients will reduce the number of lost people since they can be tracked from a distance like a home alert tracking system.
Prediction #74: Infants will be implanted with temporary biodegradable biometric markers to identify them in case they are ever lost or kidnapped that will disintegrate after a long period of time.
Prediction #75: Devices that read the minds of criminals will be utilized to help identify guilt or innocence of those accused.
Prediction #76: Polygamy (3 party) marriages will be available as a choice for couples. …***UPDATE Mar. 05, 2015 Headlines: “…World’s first THREE-WAY same-sex marriage: Gay Thai men tie the knot in ‘fairytale ceremony.”…. ..”Three gay men from Thailand have tied the knot in what is thought to be the world’s first three-way same-sex marriage.” …”Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine’s Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand.” .. “The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world’s only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral.” …
Prediction #77: Water will be legally defined as a commodity that can be taxed, controlled, or governed exclusively by the state.
Prediction #78: The US will lose some of its sovereignty to the United Nations after it is removed from some key council positions due to protests from other countries of having too much power.
Prediction #79: Almost all foreign auto manufactures in the US will be located in Southern states.
Prediction #80: The Dow Jones Stock market will surpass 35,000.
Prediction #81: Cloning children will be available for the wealthy in Europe. ..***INFO: Jan 13, 2015, Headlines: “Genetically Engineering Humans” ..”Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor’’ ..‘’Genetically screening our offspring to make them better people is just ‘responsible parenting’, claims an eminent Oxford academic.”
Prediction #82: The new curved wide-screen televisions sets will disappear as consumers avoid them due to eye strain.
Prediction #83: We will lose one of our 50 states as Hawaii or Alaska secedes from the US after 2020. ..***INFO Jan. 16, 2015 Headlines: “Native Hawaiians debate best for path to sovereignty”.. “WAIMANOLO, Hawaii (AP) – Native Hawaiians could be in line for federal recognition similar to many American Indian tribes. But the issue is inflaming distrust between moderates who support the idea and others who want to see the Hawaiian Kingdom restored.”
Prediction #84: Santa Claus will be outlawed in public places in some cities.
Prediction #85: Cuba will be the number one vacation destination from the US for college students.
Prediction #86: Chelsea Clinton will run for a high public office (Senate) and win.
Prediction #87: Some new commercial vehicles like buses will run on compressed air (in the US).
Prediction #88: One US First Lady will get pregnant while in office.
Prediction #89: Proof of previous terrestrial life on Mars will be found.
Prediction #90: The US Lincoln penny will slowly disappear from use after the Mint stops production mainly due to high manufacturing costs.
Prediction #91: The US birth rate will once again start to rise significantly and break the previous 15 year low record.
Prediction #92: One of the top rated shows on cable television will be about Psychic’s solving crimes.
Prediction #93: Long hair will once again be a fad for men and women.
Prediction #94: Students will have the option of going to school year round in an effort to graduate earlier.
Prediction #95: Artificial healthy lab grown beef will start replacing commercial animal meats in restaurants. .
Prediction #96: Some states will ban motorcycle rides by children under 16 for safety reasons.
Prediction #97: The Apple iPhone 20 will be released that reads your mind through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and can converse with you on any topic while you drive.
Prediction #98: Prostitution will be legal in some states as a Human Right for both men and women.
Prediction #99: Animals will widely be conferred human rights status as opposed to the non-human rights status that is just starting in other countries.
Prediction #100: The Ohio State Buckeyes will win the College National Championship again… ***UPDATE: Jan 12, 2015, Headlines: “Ohio State wins eighth national title” ..”The Buckeyes win it all for the first time since 2002“.
Prediction #101: All lead fishing supplies will be banned due to environmental concerns.