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Expert Predictions of the Future

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Posted in Joel by Joel Gross

I’m an expert right? :)

Here are some of my predictions for what the future might hold:

During the year 2013, the following will happen:

  • Apple stock will not perform well
  • Miami Heat will win their second championship
  • There will be a cyberattack against the United States

Before 2017 the following predictions of the future will come to pass:

  • The United States will undergo inflation of at least 10% in one year
  • The first self driving cars will be sold commercially
  • Chess will be solved – an unbeatable algorithm will be created
  • Python will grow more than C#, Rails, PHP, Java

Before 2020, I predict that the future will have:

  • A war between the United States and Iran, North Korea, or Egypt
  • Drones will be an everyday part of life in America. They will have been regulated and will be in regular use by police, farmers, and may even be used for package delivery
  • The Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

Before 2030, I predict the future that:

  • The Singularity will have come to pass. Computers will be able to create their own inventions and scientific breakthrough with little to no human support
  • Computers will have reached what we call “consciousness”
  • The Seattle Mariners will not have won a championship

If humanity can survive till 2040, there will no longer be wars. Not because humans have improved to be better people, but because computers will rule the world and will kindly take care of us and prevent us from hurting each other. The student will become the master.