Other lives

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. This concept is true — there are infinite such dimensions out there, with infinite versions of ourselves living […]

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The Bed Dream Time

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 sleep per night, many getting as little as one or two hours. The results of this […]

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The digital graveyard

The strangest funerary custom to come will be the memorializing of the dead online. It has already started with little monuments and the like left in online games that have persistent worlds, such as Eve and Second Life. But in the future there will be gamers who donate money to online spaces to build structures […]

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There will be blood

Our blood will no longer be recognizable in the future. It will be filled with man-made products, designed to indefinitely extend our lives. There will be synthetic blood, which will heal wounds faster than real blood. There will be genetically engineered bio-organisms designed to battle specific diseases and infections, injected into us in the way […]

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The time of toothlessness

A terrible prediction: There is a bacteria that is even now beginning to emerge, and it’s primary target will be human teeth. This bacteria will cause teeth to become infected and rot quickly, and it will be easily spread. Within a decade, 50 percent of humanity will have lost all their teeth, and the remainder […]

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Color my future

America is about to develop a longstanding obsession with coloring books. Already growing in popularity, these complex, visually absorbing books will soon become a nationwide craze. Many will find them soothing, saying they experience almost Zen levels of relaxation doing them. But they will also develop a social dimension, with groups meeting to spend time […]

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The real future of fake sports

Sports will be very different in the future. There will be two professional sports worlds, the real world and the virtual. Popular games will continue to be played by live athletes before live audiences, but that audience will dwindle. Instead, there will be a large selection of simulated games, produced by computers that put actual […]

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