1. Nanotechnology will be used for everything from monitoring the health of soldiers in the battlefield to transforming waste into edible material.
2. U.S. public education will face an uphill battle for survival.
3. Wind and tidal power will grow considerably in the next five years.
4. More doctors and hospitals will use wireless technologies such as wearable computers and mattresses embedded with sensors to help care for patients.
5. Digital electronic assistant programs will surf the Net on our behalf and enable us to amass entire digital libraries on a given subject by doing nothing more than setting a few key search guidelines.
6. More people will be affected by Alzheimer's disease.
7. Death by global warming.
8. Science in Latin America will rise considerably.
9. Look out for a job boom in solar industries, with some 42,000 new U.S. jobs by 2015.
10. The open-source phenomenon will transform employment as radically as blogging has changed the fields of media and journalism.
[Via: World Future Society]