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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The future of dating

The world of dating is about to become very difficult for a new generation of teenagers. They have been raised in a world in which everything passes through social media, in real time. To their advantage, they will already know an enormous amount about someone before they go out with them. On the downside, dates […]

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The Deadline

In the future, we shall know the exact moment of our death, because we ourselves will have picked it. Thanks to advancement in medical science, it will be possible for people to live hundreds or even thousands of years in relative good health. But, for many, this greatly expanded lifespan will be a burden rather […]

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Tomorrow, the road

The time of the fixed address has come to an end. For most humans, the future will be one of constant, itinerant movement, seeking jobs, seeking safe places, seeking adventure. A popular book will come out in the next few years that will make the case that the nature state of mankind is that of […]

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Waterworld

In 10,000 years, the earth will all be water. Sea levels will have risen to cover the land, and all life will be in the oceans. Humans will have ceased to exist — or, at least, ceased to exist as we know them. They will have returned to the seas, like the whales and dolphins […]

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Our insect future

The future will belong to the insects. Even now, unseen by men, enormous hives of insects are amassing under the earth, prompted by an evolving insect intelligence. Unlike ours, their intelligence is a group intelligence, and it is telling them that humans are an invasive, destructive species. We will soon be at war with the […]

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Water, water everywhere

Water will cease to be potable in the next five years. A previously unknown pathogen will find its way into our water supplies, and, despite our best efforts, will render drinking water unsafe. It will be something that cannot be boiled out or strained out, and will possibly be of extraterrestrial origin. However, the pathogen […]

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The end of time

There will be no future. By this, I mean that humans are about to undergo an enormous transition, in that we will cease to see time chronologically and ever pushing forward. Instead, we will experience a transformation of consciousness that sees all events happening simultaneously, and affecting each other. This sort of quantum understanding of […]

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Our slow future

Slow television is about to find an audience in America thanks to streaming television. Odd though it may seem, some people enjoy television shows that consist of nothing in particular, such as the video from a long train ride, or the unedited process of roasting an animal, or other time-consuming activities where nothing changes very […]

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