Top 10 Forecasts for 2008 and Beyond

The editors' top 10 forecasts from Outlook 2008: from the November-December issue of THE FUTURIST.

  1. The world will have a billion millionaires by 2025.
  2. Fashion will go wired as technologies and tastes converge to revolutionize the textile
  3. The threat of another cold war with China, Russia, or both could replace terrorism as the chief foreign-policy concern of the United States
  4. Counterfeiting of currency will proliferate, driving the move toward a cashless society.
  5. The earth is on the verge of a significant extinction event.
  6. Water will be in the twenty-first century what oil was in the twentieth century.
  7. World population by 2050 may grow larger than previously expected, due in part to healthier, longer-living people.
  8. The number of Africans imperiled by floods will grow 70-fold by 2080.
  9. Rising prices for natural resources could lead to a full-scale rush to develop the Arctic.
  10. More decisions will be made by nonhuman entities.
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Outlook 2008: