SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: THE 12 GREAT SHIFTERS
12 events that will change everything, according to Scientific American:
…What dramatic events are in store for humanity? Here we contemplate 12 possibilities and rate their likelihood of happening by 2050. Some will no doubt bring to mind long-standing dystopian visions: extinction-causing asteroid collisions, war-waging intelligent machines, Frankenstein’s monster. Yet the best thinking today suggests that many events will not unfold as expected. In fact, a scenario could be seen as sobering and disappointing to one person and curious and uplifting to another. One thing is certain: they have the power to forever reshape the way we think of ourselves and how we live our lives.