Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years [Infographic]

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For the new year, BBC future has compiled a list of 40 recent predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, and other assorted pundits, about what the world might look like from 2013 to 2150.

[Source: BBC – Future]


10 Responses to Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years [Infographic]

  1. So, sea levels are going to rise by 2031, high enough that Bangkok needs new seawalls… but by 2100 we’re in a new ice age?

    • Notice that these are predictions with certain odds of happening. Water levels rising (4/1) and Ice Age (20/1). These are not meant to be 100% accurate as all predictions have probability of not happening.

  2. We are on schedule for a mars base by what looks to be 2023. Unless this is using some other definition.

  3. The reason that it is only a 100/1 chance that an AI will be treated as a corporation is that then they will have the same rights as people, and that’s just silly.

  4. 2013 – “You can now play virtual games based in your own neighbourhood thanks to Google Earth.” 100/1 (Least Likely)

    Too bad it already happened in 2012 thanks to Google’s “Ingress”. My prediction is this chart will not match anything.

  5. I remember when it was predicted that at the beginning of the 21st century there would be (at least) the flying skateboard from Back to the Future… None of that has happened.

    So I’m guessing that 5% (if lucky) of these will happen.