Lincoln was the liberal republican of 1860. The party went conservative about 1870 when the labor movement began. The democratic party became liberal because of the workers rights issues. Don’t be surprised if there is another flip flop of parties or if a new party emerges because of a political issue.
Thrill seekers will pay to ride with race car drivers, mountain climbers, deep sea divers, sky divers, and pro athletes. They will ride un-seen through new micro-technology. A hundred or more will experience what only one person experiences now. They will see, taste, feel, and smell the exhilaration while sitting on the sofa.
Soon we will wear watches that keep time and monitor our bodies. Pulse, temperature, location, amount of sleep, blood sugar, blood pressure, stress level, and exercise amount will provide data for health and well being. Medical monitoring plans will be sold where clients are monitored 24/7. This data will be used for studies, epidemic tracking, marketing new drugs, footwear, sports equipment, and other products. There will be a great debate whether this data is public or private.
China and the United States governments are marching toward each other. In twenty years there will be some differences but essentially living in Shanghai will be the same as San Diego.
Young people will have their DNA modified to grow horns or a tail.
We will be able to grow a third set of teeth.
Factories will be built near large cities to intake smog and output clean air. The by-product will be valuable chemicals stripped from the air.
“Man will breath under water.”
“Heating will remain expensive. Cooling as a by product will be almost free.”