WIE has a great link to some predictions of the future from the Arlington Institute. There are some very big things that are worth looking at and considering the potentials and what it may mean for all of us.
“We are now living in [a] period of significant transition—a foreshortened span of time, during which our surroundings and experiences will change more than during any era in history. Humanity has never lived through the convergence—and, in some cases, the collision—of global forces of such magnitude and diversity. . . . One foreseeable outcome might be global instability; another, a planetary renaissance. In any case, during the next two decades, almost every aspect of life will be fundamentally reshaped.”
The Arlington Institute