It’s a lonely old town

The next few years will bring a change in the way people think about antiques. A preservationist instinct will take over, with people being less concerned with collecting items for age, beauty, or value, and instead collect items for historical significance. There will especially be an explosion of collectors with a great interest in regional […]

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The Skin I’m In

The next few years will see an enormous break from the past in terms of skin color. Inexpensive dyes will come on the market that will make it possible to have any skin color you like. At first, this will simply allow people to lighten or darken their skin, but soon bright primary colors will […]

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The age of harassment

We are now in what future historian will call the Age of Harrassment. This will be looked at as a time when the explosive growth of social networking and online communications, coupled with primitive moderation technology, joined forces to create a toxic online environment. This is a world of online culture wars, where people who […]

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On the Road to Nowhere

The era of the automobile is about to end. Within 15 years, 95 percent of the cars on the road will be gone, replaced by self-driven options. Cities will be finned with tiny, self-directed electric vehicles, some just bog enough for one person, that can be summoned from a cell phone and will drive commuters […]

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Eyes Without a Face

The present’s peculiar obsession with plastic surgery will continue toward even more dramatic versions in the future. For those who wish to remain young-looking, it will be possible to freeze a face at a certain stage of aging and leave it there forever. Some will choose to look 18 for the rest of their lives, […]

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