Within 10 years, American English will be incomprehensible to the modern speaker. Not only will it be flooded with new words, borrowed from immigrant communities and online speech, but the American accent will suddenly and dramatically shif...more
Anarchism is about to have its moment. The political philosophy, defined by a rejection of the state, will become the politics of choice for an enormous number of disaffected Americans who feel they have no home in any mainstream political ...more
The next 10 years will be a period of unexplained sadness. A large segment of the American population will just find themselves feeling sad in a way that defies medical science -- not depressed, but merely blue, as though they were remember...more
Believe it or not, we are entering a time of unprecedented peace. There will be an international exhaustion with violence that will lead to constant and vigilant focus on diplomacy and disarmament, and we will develop and economic interdepe...more
The most important task of the future will be one of curation. As a result of an increasingly digitized world, we will inevitably find ourselves living within a online bubble. We will be friends with people who look like us and share our vi...more
Drunkenness will soon be a thing of the past. Even now, scientists are creating new chemicals that will make it impossible for an alcohol drinker to experience drunkenness, no matter how much he or she consumes. This will initially be devel...more
One of the strangest food trends will be the revival of savory gelatin dishes, called "aspic." These dishes, often made from jellied meat broths and containing meats, fruits and vegetables, were once popular in the Americas and Europe, but ...more
The earth will soon pass through a strange space anomaly that will shred our time stream like a cheese grater. Time will move faster and slower on earth, depending on where you are standing, and it will be possible for a person to age years...more
As sophisticated body modification becomes increasingly common, an underground will develop. There will be people who outwardly look normal, but have a series of illegal implants, mostly made with 3D printers. These devices will allow peopl...more
We are about to experience a great shift in our national taste. Instead of craving sweet food, Americans will instead prefer sour food. This shift will be sudden and hard to explain, but may be the result of the popularity of yogurt, which ...more
There is a popular science fiction concept, that of alternate dimensions that contain versions of us that made different decisions, or lived in worlds with alternate histories, and so their lives have been dramatically different than ours. ...more
-- 100 years from now, we will still see movies starring the same superheroes on film today. They are our new mythology.
-- By 2025, the most popular household pet will be the hedgehog.
-- Within 10 years, most of our household chores wil...more
The greatest problem plaguing mankind in the next decade will be sleep-loss. For a variety of reasons, sleeplessness will become an epidemic, comparable to the current epidemic of obesity. The average American will get less than 4 hours of ...more