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7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What the Next Decade Will Bring

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A 'fortune-teller' tries to peer into the future through her crystal ball.

The Huffington Post recently asked seven futurists about the outlook for science and technology over the next decade.


As part of its "Next 10" series, The Huffington Post recently queried seven futurists about what the next decade of science and technology might hold.

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku spoke about the rise of a "brain-net" that will enable people to directly share thoughts, emotions, feelings, and memories.

Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, painted a picture of a three-dimensional printing revolution that will enable everything from clothes to organs to be printed inexpensively and easily.

Anne Lise Kjaer, founder of trend forecasting agency Kjaer Global, talked about the evolution of M-Health, with new devices and technologies helping to improve both physical and mental health care.

Institute for Global Futures CEO James Canton said artificial intelligence with be both "as smart as and smarter than humans," and will play crucial roles in everything from medicine to transportation.

Jason Silva, host of "Brain Games" on the National Geographic Channel, predicted increased automation leading to a shift from an ownership to an access culture where "the world is at our fingertips."

World Future Society CEO Amy Zalman said ongoing research will provide greater insight into the human condition and why people make the choices they do.

Finally, author Mark Stevenson said the most important changes will come in the ways technology changes society for the better.

From The Huffington Post
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