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Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council

U.S. spies describe their vision of sci-fi world of the near future

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Unmanned vehicles, robotic aides to the elderly and surgical enhancements to make you stronger, smarter, or even give you night vision

future advancements in technology have the potential to boost economic productivity and reduce scarcity in food, water and energy worldwide.

advanced information technology capabilities will be critical for resource management, transportation systems, security and urban planning.

health care and elder care robots will become more autonomous and be able to interact with humans

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is "a group of technologies that allows a machine to build an object by adding one layer of material at a time."

Self driving cars are likely to become more prevalent.

Key technologies that are likely to be in the forefront for maintaining such resources in the next 15-20 years will include genetically modified crops, precision agriculture, water irrigation techniques, solar energy and advanced bio-based fuels and enhanced oil and natural gas extraction

Disease management is expected to continue to improve with advancements in DNA sequencing

Fully functional limb replacements, enhanced eyesight, and hearing augmentation" have the potential to be "widely available" in 2030

Powered exoskeletons could assist the elderly with walking and lifting, improving their quality of life

"Future retinal eye implants could enable night vision and neuro-enhancements could provide superior memory recall or speed of thought," the study suggests. "Neuro-pharmaceuticals will allow people to maintain concentration for longer periods of time or enhance their abilities."






The future sounds fun.


But also...

http://www.examiner.com/article/global-trends-2030-worldwide-conflicts-over-water-u-s-to-remain-superpower

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Despite the decline in the U.S. economy and its enormous national debt, the world’s current superpower will retain its status. However, the Chinese economy will surpass the U.S. and the Asian continent will overtake both North America and Europe in global power.

“The ’unipolar’ moment is over and Pax Americana – the era of American ascendancy in international politics that began in 1945 – is fast winding down,”

By 2030, food demand will increase more than two-thirds, global water requirements will hit 6,900 billion cubic meters and tremendous failures in electrical grids and computer networks will take place.

All of this will add fuel to the fire and lead to major conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.








Your thoughts?

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Your thoughts?

looser women hopefully.


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Where are my flying cars?!


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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
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Your thoughts?


Meh...the Mayans predict something different and a LOT sooner than 2030.


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health care and elder care robots will become more autonomous and be able to interact with humans



Barring any sort of accident, I think by the time I'm 70+, I think the average lifespan will grow significantly.

I don't think it's going to be out of the realm of possibilities to live until you're in the 120's.

If that were the case, I could make it until 2090. Geez. I can't wrap my mind around what technology will be by then.


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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
There was one of these posted a while ago (when I was on...um, hiatus) that went from today until the end of matter in the universe. It was very cool to see some things speculated on in the next few decades. After that, it was much more broad...


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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
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Your thoughts?


Some corporation will find a way to frick the people over to make a profit on what would otherwise solve many world problems.

But yes the future does sound fun.


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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
Something similar to this was posted a few months ago.

the idea was proposed that it will be illegal to manually operate a vehicle in 30 years. i like that.


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the idea was proposed that it will be illegal to manually operate a vehicle in 30 years. i like that.

Will MADD then cease to exist?


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illegal to manually operate a vehicle in 30 years.


frick that shite. If you mean only on public interstates and highways, maybe, maybe id be ok with that. If you mean in my neighborhood on my street, gtfo with that shite.


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frick that shite. If you mean only on public interstates and highways, maybe, maybe id be ok with that. If you mean in my neighborhood on my street, gtfo with that shite.


Manual driving will soon be unnecessary. I'm sure there will be many old farts that refuse to adapt, but for the most part, people will enjoy the convenience and safety afforded by automated vehicles.


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frick that shite. If you mean only on public interstates and highways, maybe, maybe id be ok with that. If you mean in my neighborhood on my street, gtfo with that shite.

Shouldn't you be attacking kids that don't study for ECON?


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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
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Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is "a group of technologies that allows a machine to build an object by adding one layer of material at a time."


we just got one of these machines at my job


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Well there goes the neighborhood ...


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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
Stratfor.com has similar scenarios taking place.



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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
So does futuretimeline.net


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Where are my flying cars?!


Flying car


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re: Global Trends 2030 - Future predictions by National Intelligence Council
Stratfor says we're not really going to have many more Global conflicts either.

Too expensive.


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Manual driving will soon be unnecessary.


I have no problem with massive public highways and interstates, but if i cant get old, build a 1967 Custom Fastback Shelby Gt500 Mustang, and drive it around because the government has made them illegal i will be pissed at the communist United States of China.


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6,900 billion


My only thought is that reads a lot easier as 6.9 trillion.

And that I doubt most of this comes true.


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