Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Infographic: Tomorrow's World

The BBC with betting firm Ladbrokes weigh the odds of future events in the history of humankind. I am intrigued with the Great Firewall of China finally becoming impossible to manage - allowing Chinese citizens access to information that previously has been kept from them. I am also enthused about the predicted demise of the borg-like Facebook hive which, of course, is a good thing.

From the BBC:

As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.

They range from the serious to the fanciful, from the exciting to the petrifying.

And to get a gauge on how likely they are to happen, we asked the special bets department at British betting firm Ladbrokes to give us their odds on each prediction coming true.

Click on the image for a huge graphic in a new window. Hat-tip to Cool Infographics.


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