Our Future World

You jump in your automated car to pick up some prescription medicine tailored to your DNA. While you're waiting at the store, a space tourism brochure pops into your VR headset. Once the personalized medicine is ready, you ask your automated car to pull up the navigation route for a popular restaurant where the 3D printer at the table will create your appetizer before the main course arrives. Is this the year 2041? Maybe. Maybe not.

Predicting the future is a tricky endeavor. Even so, some authors have attempted the feat. Read about their thoughts in these books and see if you agree with their future forecasts.

 

Future Files: A Brief History of the Next 50 Years by Richard Watson
Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip Tetlock
The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman
This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future by John Brockman