Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history.

By 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in a driverless car, use a 3D printer to print hyper-individualized meals, and will spend most of their leisure time on an activity that hasn’t been invented yet.

The world will have seen over 2 billion jobs disappear, with most coming back in different forms in different industries, with over 50% structured as freelance projects rather than full-time jobs.

Over 50% of today’s Fortune 500 companies will have disappeared, over 50% of traditional colleges will have collapsed, and India will have overtaken China as the most populous country in the world.

Most people will have stopped taking pills in favor of a new device that causes the body to manufacture it’s own cures.

Space colonies, personal privacy, and flying cars will all be hot topics of discussion, but not a reality yet.

Most of today’s top causes, including climate change, gay liberation, and abortion, will all be relegated to little more than footnotes in Wikipedia, and Wikipedia itself will have lost the encyclopedia wars to an upstart company all because Jimmy Wales was taken hostage and beheaded by warring factions in the Middle East over a controversial entry belittling micro religions.

Our ability to predict the future is an inexact science. The most accurate predictions generally come from well-informed industry insiders about very near term events.

Much like predicting the weather, the farther we move into the future, the less accurate our predictions become.

So why do we make them?

In the segments below, I’ll make a series of 33 provocative predictions about 2030, and how different life will be just 17 years in the future.

I will also explain why predictions are important, even when they are wrong.

“Our greatest motivations in life
come from NOT knowing the future.”

Why Understanding the Future is Important

Ignorance is a valuable part of the future. If we knew the future we would have little reason to vote in an election, host a surprise party, or start something new.

Once a future is known, we quickly lose interest in trying to influence it. For this reason, our greatest motivations in life come from NOT knowing the future.

So why, as a futurist, do I spend so much time thinking about the future?

Very simply, since no one has a totally clear vision of what lies ahead, we are all left with degrees of accuracy. Anyone with a higher degree of accuracy, even by only a few percentage points, can achieve a significant competitive advantage.

“Humanity will change more in the
next 20 years than in all of human history.”

The Power of Prediction

If I make the prediction that “By 2030 over 90% of all crimes will be solved through A.I., data collection, and other forms of surveillance,” a forecast like that causes several things to happen.

First, you have to decide if you agree that a certain percent of crimes will be solved that way. If so, it forces you to think about how fast the surveillance industry is growing, how invasive this might be, and whether privacy concerns might start to shift current trends in the other direction.

More importantly, it forces you to consider the bigger picture, and whether this is a desirable future. If it reaches 90%, how many police, judges, and lawyers will be out of a job as a result of this? Will this create a fairer justice system, a safer society, or a far scarier place to live?

Please keep this in mind as we step through the following predictions.

“Risk factors will increase exponentially!”

33 Dramatic Predictions

  1. By 2030 over 80% of all doctor visits will have been replaced by automated exams. Details here.
  2. By 2030 over 90% of all restaurants will use some form of a 3D food printer in their meal preparations. Details here.
  3. By 2030 over 10% of all global financial transactions will be conducted through Bitcoin or Bitcoin-like crypto currencies.
  4. By 2030 we will seen a growing number of highways designated as driverless-vehicle only. Details here.
  5. By 2030, a Chinese company will become the first to enter the space tourism industry by establishing regular flights to their space hotel.
  6. By 2030, the world’s largest Internet company will be in the education business, and it will be a company we have not heard of yet.
  7. By 2030 over 20% of all new construction will be “printed” buildings. Details here.
  8. By 2030 over 2 billion jobs will have disappeared, freeing up talent for many new fledgling industries. Details here.
  9. By 2030 a new protest group will have emerged that holds anti-cloning rallies, demonstrating against the creation of “soul-less humans.”
  10. By 2030 we will see the first city to harvest 100% of its water supply from the atmosphere. Details here.
  11. By 2030 world religions will make a resurgence, with communities of faith growing by nearly 50% over what they are today.
  12. By 2030 over 50% of all traditional colleges will collapse, paving the way for an entire new education industry to emerge. Details here.
  13. By 2030 we will see a surge of Micro Colleges spring to life, each requiring less than 6 months of training and apprenticeship to switch professions. Details here.
  14. By 2030 scientists will have perfected an active cross-species communication system, enabling some species to talk to each other as well as humans.
  15. By 2030 we will see the first hurricane stopped by human intervention.
  16. By 2030 we will see wireless power used to light up invisible light bulbs in the middle of a room.
  17. By 2030 we will see the first demonstration of a technology to control gravity, reducing the pull of gravity on an object by as much as 50%.
  18. By 2030 democracy will be viewed as inferior form of government.
  19. By 2030 traditional police forces will be largely automated out of existence with less than 50% of current staffing levels on active duty.
  20. By 2030 over 90% of all libraries will offer premium services as part of their business model. Details here.
  21. By 2030 forest fires will have been reduced to less than 5% of the number today with the use of infrared drone monitoring systems. Details here.
  22. By 2030 over 30% of all cities in the U.S. will operate their electric utilities as micro grids.
  23. By 2030 we will have seen a number of global elections with the intent of creating a new global mandate, forcing world leaders to take notice. Details here.
  24. By 2030 traditional pharmaceuticals will be replaced by hyper-individualized medicines that are manufactured at the time they are ordered. Details here.
  25. By 2030 we will have seen the revival of the first mated pair of an extinct species. Details here.
  26. By 2030 swarms of micro flying drones – swarmbots – will be demonstrated to assemble themselves as a type of personal clothing, serving as a reconfigurable fashion statement. Details here.
  27. By 2030 marijuana will be legalized in all 50 states in the U.S. and half of all foreign countries. Details here.
  28. By 2030 cable television will no longer exist.
  29. By 2030 a small number of companies will begin calculating their labor costs with something called “synaptical currency.” Details here.
  30. By 2030 it will be common to use next generation search engines to search the physical world. Details here.
  31. By 2030 basic computer programming will be considered a core skill required in over 20% of all jobs. Details here.
  32. By 2030 we will have seen multiple attempts to send a probe to the center of the earth. Details here.
  33. By 2030 a form of tube transportation, inspired by Hyperloop and ET3, will be well on its way to becoming the world’s largest infrastructure project. Details here.

 “Our children’s children, who haven’t
even been born yet, are counting on you!”

Final Thoughts

Reading through the prediction above you will likely have experiences a number of thoughts ranging from agreement, to amusement, to confusion, to total disagreement.

As with most predictions, some will be correct and others not. But the true value in this list will come from giving serious consideration to each of them and deriving your own conclusions.

If you were expecting me to aggressively defend all these predictions, then this column will certainly disappoint you. It has been a lifetime journey for me to formulate my thoughts about the future, but there are far too many variables to build a defensible case for any of them.

That said, I would love to hear your thoughts. What’s missing, too aggressive, or simply misguided? Sometimes my crystal ball is far too fuzzy, so I’d love to hear what ideas come to mind.

By Futurist Thomas Frey

Author of “Epiphany Z – 8 Radical Visions for Transforming Your Future



59 Responses to “33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030”

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  1. <a href='http://www.joesabah.com' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Joe Sabah</a>

    I will always enjoy you and your thoughts. At 82, I'm planning on age 100. So I'm looking ahead only 18 more years :)
  2. <a href='http://kiwiprofesor.wikispaces.com' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Ricky Rutledge</a>

    Hi, Well, I understand full well, the difficulty of looking ahead, through the mists of time (I presume future time can be as, or more misty, than the past), but I commend you on trying. I whole-heartedly agree about Education, Democracy, and Marijuana (other drugs also, probably). Also, your generalised predictions are probably not far off the mark, after all, few are more qualified than you. Your more specific predictions will probably prove to be false alarms, but who knows? Great job, by the way.
  3. Allen Johnson

    Fascinating to project current trajectories to prognosticate. Some questions arise, which I would be interested in your thoughts, and these involve (1)the source of energy to fuel this new era; (2) How will land, water, air will be allocated to keep us fed and safe from pollution; (3)Will the age-old yearnings and longings of humankind be better satisfied, or less so, and why? Thank you!
  4. Jon Burnham

    I wonder about this one: "By 2030 world religions will make a resurgence, with communities of faith growing by nearly 50% over what they are today." With Christian denominations in the US declining at a rapid pace for the past 40 years, are you thinking here of a continued resurgence of religions in Africa and Latin America? I wonder what you envision for the future of religion in the USA?
    • FuturistSpeaker

      Jon, This is the one prediction that I have the least evidence to point to, but I've been conducting a number of experiments in the background, an am getting a far different read on this than most people. As an example, on a LinkedIn writer's group I posed the question, "Which requires more faith, science or religion?" The responses have been coming in for over a month now and the "science-has-better-answers" arguments all start to break down the deeper you get into the topic. Science doesn't offer hope, religion does. Yes, there have been plenty of bad actors on the world stage of religion that the media loves to pick up on, but that doesn't mean we should condemn all religions. Religion has always gone through ups and down cycles and all of the loose signals I'm seeing shows it's due for a resurgence. Thomas Frey
      • Karen Gardner

        I believe that formal religions are dying, but new-thought spiritual centers will take their place by 2030. People are (and have been) leaving their fundamentalist churches with their man-made rules and dogma behind in favor of more encouraging, uplifting, supporting and motivating practices such as Unity, Religious Science, and the Science of Mind. Where I see a resurgence is not in "religion" but in spiritual practices.
  5. Christina

    Hallo Thomas, Very interesting article. Did the writing and gathering of the information take a long time? I do not know anybody that can predict the future exactly. We will all have to wait and see. It has been only 14.7 billion years to date. Slow evolution? Some scientists are trying to speed it up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
  6. Richard

    I particularly like number 33, tube transportation. Mainly because I disagree with my government building HS2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Speed_2) which is due to be completed 2 years after your predictions. And I think it ties in very well with number 18, about Democracy. Which is in my mind already a dated form of government. Mainly because of the short sighted nature of elected governments, that and of course its lack of democracy ;-)
    • FuturistSpeaker

      Richard, For those in the U.S. government who have been traveling the world, extolling the virtues of democracy, the recent performances by our own government are more than a little embarrassing. In the U.S. we have a 2 step democracy. Step 1 - Pull out your gun. Step 2 - Shoot yourself in the foot. ET3 has a brilliant campaign on Indigogo to raise enough money to put the CA rail line on the November ballot. Details here - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/legalize-transport-innovation-making-the-legal-framework-for-the-revolution. I hope they raise the money so the voter can see what they're getting into. Thomas Frey
  7. Pertti

    Interesting. But, I see these two things don't fit in the same picture: "By 2030 traditional pharmaceuticals will be replaced by hyper-individualized medicines that are manufactured at the time they are ordered." and "By 2030 marijuana will be legalized in all 50 states in the U.S. and half of all foreign countries." If we by 2030 have hyper-individualized medicines, we most likely also have hyper-individualized drugs, which are way less harmful as marihuana and any other drug commonly used today. (On the other hand, perhaps our life in 2030 is so interesting that we won't need any drugs to escape from reality...).
    • FuturistSpeaker

      Pertti, I'm glad you picked up on that. My sense is that we will be developing devices that will cause our bodies to manufacture their own drugs internally. These devices can be used to produce curative medicines to cure things like headaches, the flu, and diabetes. But they will also be used to create recreation drugs and hallucinogenics for parties and other festive occasions. Naturally this will cause lots of controversy and Big Pharma will go out of the way to destroy it. While the legalization of marijuana seems like a subset of the first issue, it only overlaps partially. It will open the door for entire new industries. Thomas Frey
  8. Gavin

    "31.By 2030 basic computer programming will be considered a core skill required in over 20% of all jobs." I agree that this is important now and for the foreseeable future, but I hope AI will be able to do this far better, faster and easier than people. I am no expert on coding, but from what I have heard programs are getting bigger with a lot of potential for improvement within the code. Could AI in the future not write trillions of lines of code and do it better, faster and bigger?
  9. <a href='http://www.gravityinvestments.com' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>James Damschroder</a>

    1...80% is too aggressive 2...way to high, humans on on a kick to eat natural 3... bit coin will dies and spread to hundreds of children, eventually one or two will succeed 4...agree 5....why not 6....interesting 7....interesting 8....too aggressive the future always comes too slow to those who think about it. 9.....sure 10...cool 11....doubt it 12...disagree 13....i could see the rebirth of apprenticeships but not at the death of colleges 14....yeah, and my dog still wont stay 15....agree 16....sign me up! 17....no way 18....if you are referring to representative democracy then yes. 19...i still wont like cops 20....agree 21.....promising...cool! 22....ok 23....interesting: global community > nation 24....at least in this direction 25....cool! 26....you stayed up too late with this one. 27....Toasty! 28....disagree 29....beats me...my next click 30....sure 31....not aggressive enough 32....sure 33....correct
    • FuturistSpeaker

      James, Glad you took time to consider each of the points. Just a couple notes: 1.) It's always difficult to consider the likely growth of something that hasn't been invented yet. Under optimal conditions, 80% is indeed possible. But there are many ways this can go sideways. 2.) My sense is that the natural food kick, along with our hyper-individualized diets, is what will drive the demand for 3D food printers. 8.) Jobs are disappearing at a very fast clip already, and this will speed up. I've had some show me their calculations and telling me I'm being conservative. 13.) Colleges have built some of the clunkiest bureaucracies on the planet. They've spent decades building good will, alumnae groups and other forms of inertia. But when it comes to their ability to change, most score somewhere between an F and F-. I would love for all of them to survive, but that doesn't even seem to be a remote possibility from my vantage point. 31.) You're probably right. The demand for coding skills is off the charts, so I may be low on this one. Thanks for weighing in. Thomas Frey
  10. Richard

    Thomas, My take on democracy (in the UK at least)is; I vote once every 4 or so years I then give up my vote to someone, who I and the majority of people didnt vote for( we have a first pass the post system) wanders down to Westminster to make decisions for us. Then because he wants promotion within his party, he votes along party lines, rather than what we might want. Then we end up with people in key roles such as Education, Defence or Running the Economy that have no experience in the field. Who then decide they want a really expensive trainset :-)
  11. Gavin

    I agree Richard democracy is a joke, but can you think of a much superior system? I would like to let those with different ideologies go off and do their own thing, they don't like being around people with different feelings to themselves. Like likes like, I know I do. I would much prefer to be around people who feel and talk like me than be around people who would be quite happy to have me dead.
  12. Richard

    Hi Gavin Democracy is the way forward. But I mean democracy not a system where I surrender my vote once ever 4 years. Technology has surpassed the situation where I need an MP to take the long trek to London to stand in proxy for me. This is an interesting concept http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_democracy I would also like a much smaller government, with professionals running things like Defense, Health, The Economy However there are some decisions I am not qualified to make for example. Should the UK leave the EU, how can the average Joe on the street know the answer to this. The other option that can work is a benevolant dictator, one that takes all responsibility but has complete control, no compromises (look at Obamacare). The problem with this system is getting rid of him/her :-)
  13. Gavin

    Thanks for your answer Richard. Like you say about the average Joe most people are not engaged in the political process. They don't have the time or are just dumbed down, politics isn't an important subject in most UK schools. I still think people who disagree too much with each other need to live apart. We have two main political parties, when one party gets in power half the country is unhappy. Maybe the world needs splitting up more to keep people satisfied.
    • FuturistSpeaker

      Lucius, Yes, World War III is a possibility, but if it happens, it'd look vastly different than the previous two. But overall, the world is becoming a safer place. You wouldn't guess that from the news, but indicators show a trend towards fewer wars and conflicts. I would prefer we continue in that direction, but human nature hasn't changed, and there will always be some level of conflict. Thomas Frey
  14. <a href='http://kingdeluxe.ca' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>PK</a>

    Interesting list, some I'd agree with, others I hadn't consider but may be possible, but... you're predicting we may very well be able to not only stop a hurricane in its tracks, but also manipulate gravity? I'm wondering what leads you to these conclusions. Even if speeding up our discoveries when it comes to what makes the universe tick, to say we'll be able to not only define gravity but change it, that's a leap. I don't think the confirmation of the higgs boson is such a big step in that direction. But maybe you have other considerations you hadn't mentioned yet? If we could pull that off, I believe it would change society quite drastically. As would the ability to stop mother nature's most imposing forms.
    • FuturistSpeaker

      PK, Thanks for your comments/questions. There are currently 17 patents that have been issued that deal with technologies for controlling hurricanes. One even has Bill Gates listed as a co-inventor. And there are far more patents dealing with the topic of controlling gravity. Neither of these have a mappable trend line for painting a convincing argument, and neither has an existing defenders group that makes huge amounts of money by maintaining the status quo. Yes, insurance companies make money from natural disasters, but they also lose money and would be in favor of making them more controllable. But the way I look at it, both are ripe for some sort of breakthrough. Thomas Frey
  15. <a href='http://kingdeluxe.ca' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>PK</a>

    Wait... patents for controlling gravity?? What are these claims? Physicists don't know for sure what gravity is, how can we then base estimates on wishful thinking? I'm not saying great, unexpected breakthroughs aren't inevitable in the coming two decades. But this prediction in particular just seems like guessing. Unless my daily reading of new scientific breakthroughs missed something big.
    • FuturistSpeaker

      PK, Yes, there are patents for controlling gravity. I'm not saying any of them work, but they do exist. Here's one example for a "Cosmic gravitional energy antigravity flying saucer" https://www.google.com/patents/CN1850542A?cl=en&dq=antigravity&hl=en&sa=X&ei=IrC9UoLQD-jm2gXa84H4Ag&ved=0CE8Q6AEwAzgK Yes, I imagine you're chomping at the bit to invest in this company. :-) Thomas Frey
  16. <a href='http://kingdeluxe.ca' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>PK</a>

    "Apr 16, 2008 C02 Deemed withdrawal of patent application after publication" This just looks like pseudoscience. It's fun to predict things that have no practical basis in current collective knowledge, but when you mix the fun in with the serious it's tough to take any of it too seriously.
  17. 7 of 11

    Sure, and pigs might fly. OK they really might fly even if they were not once extinct. Thought provoking. Lots of cause and effect. Legal marijuana equals fewer cops, shorter attention spans (micro-colleges) and general unemployment. Personally I think 2-D food will be better for an obese planet, probably Doritoes for the stoners zipping around safely in their driverless cars and looking for C-stores that will take bit-coins. Whoops, gotta wipe that micro-drone off my windshield............
  18. Phillip

    "Space colonies, personal privacy, and flying cars will all be hot topics of discussion, but not a reality yet." Oh, I see what you did there! Very nice Mr. Frey, very nice...
  19. Daniel McGrath

    In 15 years... I expect to see a bio-digital implant. Human body used as battery to power an internet connection. In 50 years you will be able to download skill sets and databases into you brain to access. In 15 years you'll see savage inequalities between the Elite white remnants in Europe and America and the lumpenprole African and South Asian populations they lord it over.
  20. <a href='http://haventgotone' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Christine Whild</a>

    What about massive migration of populations from Africa to Europe? What about the finish of oil? What about Moslems all set to dominate the world, if only through numbers? What about world warming? 2030 is not a long time.
  21. S.A.Alagarsamy

    Dear sir I forecast land cost will be one acre +100000000 plus . There will be tough fight among communities. those who have got wells and borewells with sweet water will be billionaiires. S.A.Alagarsamy aged 74 India
  22. Leah

    Some of these numbers are staggering, but at the rate that the world is changing (think 10 years ago - the Internet has revolutionized the planet) I do think they are quite accurate. While jobs are decreasing, I also believe that a huge amount of new jobs that do not exist yet will also be increasing, specifically in the technology field. I think you forgot to mention the devastating effects that global warming is going to have on the environment in 2030. At the rate that pollution is being dumped into the atmosphere and the environment by China, India, and the US, I predict horrible effects on our environment and living conditions. Interesting article! :)
  23. <a href='http://Ihaveadifferentopinion' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Zekeriya Zengin</a>

    My prediction is different. The technological progress will lead to excessive AI (Artificial Intelligence) and the job erosion will become more dramatic. This will force to change totally the system we are living in. The Elite will not be amused about this pressure. The logical consequence would be that the AI need to be used to create value which need to be shared among humanity to all people to exist with very less work but the system is totally contrary. It is driven by accumulation of property and capital through exploiting the people. There can be two scenarios: 1- We change the system and user the AI progress to have fully automated supply chains, means machines will work for us and clothe and feed us. This would imply that the value created need to be shared. Problem will be here that the growth of humanity need to be stopped otherwise we can kill the planet for resources we need. 2- The Elite to not need the mass anymore as the AI is progressed and can replace the human work force. Here I am afraid the 90% of the humanity is in danger to be eliminated in the one way or the other. All other technical developments in medicine and physics will happen but either it will be for free or there will be few who can use this.
  24. <a href='http://Website' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Steve</a>

    Unfortunately that is not what our future holds especially as soon as 14 years from now our future holds food shortages, Water shortages, massive forest fires, coastlines being redrawn, and a massive die off. :( Although I do like to hope most of your predictions come true, but they won't the way that the world is going with our poor decisions. In fact Technology is already going backwards in some ways like in 1969 we went to the moon but we only went until 1972 then after that we just went to low orbit where they only fly a couple hundred miles, and since 2011 the space program as been removed and now going into outer space is a thing of the past.
  25. Sourabh De

    Hi Tom, Great review !! Sometimes scary, but quite bold :-) One thought that keeps coming back is, what would be Man's greatest need by 2030. Need and not want... Something which would drive socio-cultural behaviours and hence perhaps give rise to new commercial opportunities. Any guess? Thanks.....Sourabh
  26. <a href='http://www.tated.co' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Raj</a>

    I don't know what to say, but as far I think-- Hyperloop- Agreed 3d printers- Agreed Library- agreed, as by that time everything will be digitalised, so book will be something premium to touch, feel and read. Internet company and education- So true, you will be in china and will be studying with people around the world, while the professor will be from India (example) Social media will destroy everything and something like personal privacy will take place of it, as post few years people will get fade up of their reel life on social media and will think of living a real life
  27. Daniel Drouin

    Oh Yes.. What will become of humanity, how are going to pay our bills. And, for every action there is a reaction and the majority of peoples doesnt want this, there will be a revolution that will will bring back humans to old age. Come on, you really want to eat 3D Bacon and eggs.
  28. Pierre

    As James Damschroder gave his view on each item, it would be good if you could make a poll on the 33 points .. people would have choice between agree | neutral | disagree or similar options..
  29. Julius

    Dear Mr Frey, I hope you are keeping well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for writing these most insightful and thought provoking predictions. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. A few questions... 1} Could you please tell me if and when you foresee the introduction of a basic income - a form of social security in which all citizens or residents of a country regularly receive an unconditional sum of money, either from a government or some other public institution, in addition to any income received from elsewhere, in the USA, owing to automation, robotics and AI in the workplace on a massive scale which results in ever increasing levels of unemployment and underemployment? 2} Could you please tell me if and when you foresee it being technologically feasible to engineer biological immortality in already born human beings, resulting in perpetual negligible senescence? Also, what do you foresee being both the primary treatment to create such perpetual negligible senescence (i.e, DNA sequencing, telomere lengthening, gene therapy, ect.) as well as its medium of delivery (i.e., blood transfusions, ect.)? 3} Could you please tell me if and when you foresee it being technologically feasible to revive deceased human beings who have opted for cryopreservation (cryogenic freezing) of their whole body or just detached head? Also, what do you foresee the primary medium of delivery for such revival being (i.e., advanced nanotechnology, ect.)? Thank you! Julius
  30. <a href='http://www.wearepassionet.com' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Jerry Asemota</a>

    Wow! I'm reading this now and i have an mixed feeling about the future. Most of your predictions are taking shape. Next year Elon musk will send two tourists to the moon and driverless car is becoming a thing now. So many variables are coming into play.
    • FuturistSpeaker

      Jerry, thanks for your comments. Yes, to some the future will be a scary place because we have a hard time imagining these changes happening all at once. At the same time we're opening the doors into a fascinating new world of opportunities that will give us an endless supply of thing to learn and tools to be creative with. Futurist Thomas Frey
  31. Chan

    I've been following the Marijuana legalization, and as we see today it is becoming very likely to see it in the next 10 years even I want to know your thoughts on it now being it been 4 years later. My Father is in the business profiting 1.2M a year from the growing business. I plan on joining him. Do you feel that it is a wise choice, or I need to also look into another field too?
    • FuturistSpeaker

      Hi Chan, States like Colorado and Washington have taken the lead to develop thousands of new marijuana-based products. Barring the remote chance of draconian legislation to make it illegal again, I don't believe its possible to put the genie back into the bottle. As more states legalize pot, and eventually the entire country, with other countries following suit, this is an industry poised to explode over the coming years. Futurist Thomas Frey
  32. <a href='http://WHATTODOWHILETHEPLANETDIESBLOG.WordPress.com' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Doris</a>

    I will be 70 this summer;n and my over-stressed, poverty=striction and mentally ill life is not something i want to extend into my 80 s.No one talks about how SHORT your life will be,with too much heaLTH STRESS. but it's true.People with severe depression,or mental illness only live 75 % of the length the others live.--WHY? it is the "on-going-stress" that kills off your brain cells.--chronic extreme stress does disable your thinking and abilities to do things.--that's my prediction for people with these severe problems.--I should know, I am one.
  33. Sunni

    Hi, i absolutely love your predictions of the future. I am doing a degree at uni in health science, and we are doing an assignment on The future of leisure and human rights in 2030. And this absolutely blew my mind and really made me start to think of how fast things will change in the near future. Love it, love it, love it... Thanks for opening my eyes to the future.
  34. Sam

    Hi, I liked your prediction but I think you missed something that makes all your prediction false. Do you have any prediction about catastrophic things like nuclear wars and natural disasters?
  35. Garry Morton

    "28. By 2030 cable television will no longer exist." I think 28 should be upgraded to state that by 2030 television in any form will no longer exist. Television is already a redundant form of media that endlessly proves that the vast majority of content is low grade, repeat or simply banal. More people will come to realise that they can get more done and live emotionally and mentally healthier lives if they remove television from their daily routine. Once people start to realise that watched content does not fundamentally improve one's life television will be dead. The beginning of the quiet death of television has already begun; the internet offers its audience direct participation and immediate inclusion, television by comparison cannot offer anything better than the mute studio audience or home viewer.
  36. Ron "fuzzy" Fedosenko

    Hello: I live in Canada: I have twe questions. What will the world population be if it continues on growing as it is and do you forsee some kind of serious epidemic of a flu or something. Is it possible? fuzzy> My real nickname for 70 of my 75 yrs.
    • FuturistSpeaker

      Do we live in an over populated world or an underpopulated universe? As our economies grow, population tends to even out, and in many cases it starts declining. Half of all baby today are born in Africa. Without Africa, the overall world population would be declining. Futurist Thomas Frey
  37. ORACLE

    Rubbish..well be obliterated by a terminal cyborg...6 billion people dead....world is run in space..till radiation or technology catch up...then the machines will clone and rule every aspect of life...i like this world...I LOVE THE FUTURE!!!
  38. <a href='http://misto.com' rel='external nofollow' class='url'>Tom Risch</a>

    Hi Tom, My name is Tom Risch. I belonged to the Davinci Institute not long ago. I am the guy who did the chimney sweeping business and MISTO, the gourmet olive oil sprayer. I remember Darrel Oyster invented the ETT it seems to me that Elon has walked off with it? All of the 18 businesses I have started would never have happened without the truth of your quote, "Our greatest motivations in life come from NOT knowing the future". I honor you for the tremendous amount of research you do to do your predictions and more so for how humbly you expose your vulnerability with your transparency and how that contributes to a better mankind. Keep it up and enjoy every minute. Thank you, Tom

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