Vaccines will wipe out drug addiction and other predictions for the next century


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Should you be lucky enough to survive Friday's apocalypse, there's lots to look forward to in the next 110 years (and a few things to be screamingly terrified of).

Popular Mechanics magazine has compiled a list of predictions with the help of scientists and futurologists. Top of the prediction pops is the good news that contacts lenses will grant us Terminator vision by 2062 and world hunger will be solved with a series of innovations from vertical farms to synthetic meats. If you're more of a glass half-empty person, you'll be intrigued to learn of battles waged in space (within 60 years apparently) and virtual estate agents.