Open Eye: A few headline predictions for 2020 from the Futures Observatory
Thursday 07 January 1999
The nuclear family will be a mother and two children,with fathers an optional extra
People will routinely have microchips inserted into their brains to store data and communicate directly with computers
The retiring age will be raised to 70
The Euro will be a big success
Women will dominate middle management
The USA will decline economically and lose world political leadership
Guerilla groups will make use of networks to spread `electronic terrorism'
Space exploration will put human colonies on the moon and other planets by 2050
Safe mind-altering drugs will be used legally for work and pleasure
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