More Than 400 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond

Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report. Over the years, Outlook has spotlighted the emergence of such epochal developments as the Internet, virtual reality, and the end of the Cold War. The forecasts are meant as conversation starters, not absolute predications about the future. On this page, find more than 250 forecasts from Outlooks past.

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    Technology's Promise: Highlights from the TechCast Project
    The Hydrogen Economy will seriously begin to supersede the Oil Economy by about 2020. The portability, power, and connectivity of media devices will make entertainment-on-demand a force to be reckoned with among mass-entertainment providers. Space tourism is on the verge of "a golden age," as short, suborbital flights become more affordable--and whet the public's appetite for longer adventures. The ongoing TechCast Project pools the insights of 100 high-tech executives, scientists, engineers, academics, consultants, futurists, and other leading experts around the world to outline how the technology revolution is poised to transform life over the next 20 to 30 years.

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