I made the
electrifying prediction that by the 2000 in the USA 5% of all the cars
manufactured will be electric. I had speculated that an unforeseen breakthrough in
electric energy storage would emerge. Was I wrong! Were sinister forces at work to
thwart my prediction? Just kidding! For this reason I was demoted from Oracle to
Ex-Oracle. Not kidding!
We will find proof that life exists or
existed in our solar system outside earth by 2011.
1987: By the
year 2047 people will be able to choose to have a leopard fur on their head instead of hair
The Parthenon will be completely rebuilt by robots by the end of the 21st
1988: To make use of
more land on earth we will light
up Antarctica and melt the ice. To avoid flooding on the earth and give life to the
Moon and Mars we will develop giant cannons to shoot the excess water to them. The
added heat at the equator will be reduced by giant screens in outer space to filter out
some of the
suns rays. The lighted and warmer Antarctica will make it habitable by humans. The next phase will
involve heating up the Arctic to make Northern Europe, Russia, Canada and Alaska
accessible by ships.
1988: By 2150 we
will start the process of cooling down Venus to prepare it for human habitation.
We will use giant screens to reduce the light reaching the surface and thus
reduce the temperature to approximate the earths.
1988: In the future
we will be able to deprive the brain of all sensual stimulation at will. The
ultimate "turn off."
1988: By the year
2052 all houses will be operated by batteries. If you run out of
electricity just go to the local store and purchase the fist size batteries and
insert them into the electric panel. There may not even be an electric panel and the
batteries will be inserted into the fridge, lamp or oven. The absence of electric wires and polls
will beautify our streets and countryside.
1989: By 2036 we will have solved the desalination problem and deserts
will bloom. Looks like this will happen much sooner. See
1989: Food factories
will make farms obsolete. This will have the effect of returning the lands to
wilderness. How will this effect migrant farm workers?
1990: By the year
2018 we will have an in the ear a
hear translator or language translator.
You will be able to be in a room of people each speaking a different language
and you will be able to hear the translation in the voice of the speaker. The
hear translator will increase international tourism. The European Union
will especially benefit from this. Just in case your memory
fails you just wiggle your big toe and this device will whisper in your ear the
name of the person you are talking to and what was said in the previous
conversation. You will have instant music, radio
programming or noise cancellation on command. Playback of all conversations can come in
handy to settle arguments.
We will have flying cars by 2077 not levitated by thrust but by other means,
perhaps by an anti-gravity device.
Mountain-top and hill-top properties will be in demand. Tip: Buy the mountain
and hill tops now while
prices are still reasonable.
1999: By the year 2100 we will
find the mathematical model of consciousness.
This will allow the creation of artificial intelligence that is sentient.
2002: Turkey will
join the European Union by 2018. Later Turkey will withdraw from the EU but
Thrace including Constantinople (now called Istanbul) which is on the European mainland will choose to stay in the EU as a separate
country. To break ties with Turkey and give itself legitimacy it will call itself Byzantium.
2002: England will leave the EU by 2030 and join the North American market.
Russia will join the EU by 2035.
2003: By the year 2015 we will be
implanting cell phones into the users body. The microphone the size of a dot
will be inserted at the tip and slightly under the nose. A tiny speaker will be implanted in
the ear canal. The dial pad will be electronically tattooed on the forearm or the palm of the hand.
can be made visible at a touch of two widely spaced fingers simultaneously on
the forearm or palm of hand. The key pad becomes invisible when not in use. The communication between the in-body computer, the keyboard the tiny
microphone and speakers will be done with wireless technology.
2003: A movie will eventually be made to include all the greats of
the past. Bogart and Marilyn will be in be animated to such perfection they
will seem alive.
2003: On the 80th anniversary Casablanca will add be re-made
using the original footage and seamlessly mixed with new scenes and an
will be discovered by 2014. Explanation: In
pi, 3.14159 (31 41 59) 41 and 59 can be used to generate prime numbers. No
formula has been discovered that will produce all the prime numbers however two
formulas that include 41 and 59 are very productive.
Has 31 been overlooked in
the search for other productive numbers?
Euler's formula using 41 and Ulam's using 59 yield prime numbers
47.5% and 43.7% respectively.
For 31 to qualify as an equal to 41 and 59 it must
generate at least 39.9% prime numbers. This 39.9% is calculated by
47.5 - 43.7 = 3.8. To establish the lowest acceptable level, 3.80 is
subtracted from 43.7 to get the 39.9% figure. So if you have the passion for
discovery proceed to make this prediction come true.
Note: On March 6, 2009
announced his discovery. To quote: I thought you and your readers would be
interested to know that there is a formula for 31, just like 41 and 59. It is 31
+ 2n squared + 4n. It gives a result of primes 43.5% of the time for all answers
up to 10,000,000. So, no, 31 has not been overlooked.
2004: In 2006
Document A was published. Document B will emerge
2004: We will
discover the first of several non-orbiting planets within two light years of earth
by 2040. We will discover the first of boulder size rocks orbiting the earth
within 500,000 miles by 2030. We will discover a small solar system with a
non-luminous sun within three light years from earth by 2020.
August 3, 2006 article does not support my prediction but it shows that it is
July 27, 2011 Found at last: Earth's first
companion asteroid. This article is close to my prediction but the rock needs to
be within 500,000 miles. Close but not there yet.
We will discover
another planet in our solar system larger than Pluto by 2010.
Note: Looks like I was
right about this! Good old Sedna was discovered just to make my prediction
accurate. Sure! Then off course some astronomers say Sedna is too small to be
considered a planet making my bragging rights seem premature.
classification name recently given to Pluto-like objects instead of "dwarf
planet" it should have been pluton. So that we have planets and plutons orbiting
our sun. This would have given a proper justice to Pluto and its fan club for
In the year 2011 FYROM (the Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia) comprising of Slavic people with a large Albanian minority
will be forbidden by the E.U. to name their county Macedonia. It will be
determined that since the majority of the current citizens of FYROM are no longer Greek that
another name be given to reflect the present ethnic makeup. Why not Slavobania
to reflect the present day ethnic makeup of the country? They should be able
to name their country whatever they want and does not even have to be named
after the ethnic citizenry but certainly not a name that falsifies the
ethnic makeup of the area.
If one recalls
in the original Olympics that for one to participate he had to be Greek.
Many Macedonians participated and in fact were victorious on several occasions. From
this we can deduce that the Macedonians are Greek and not Slav or Albanian.
Macedonians in the Olympics
recommend to all investors to consider purchasing land which is on top of
mountains or hills. The days of flying cars will make these locations very
12-2007: By year 2019 scientists that had supported that human
produced carbon dioxide is the primary cause of global warming will admit
that it is a minor contributor to the earth greenhouse effect.
2038 science will determine that the age of the universe is 30 to 300 billion
years old. Science may also determine that it is eternal.
7-25-2009 Because I lived in Chicago one morning at
breakfast sitting with with 10 friends I had all of them write down their guess
as to the high bid for Chicago’s Old Main Post Office which was to be auctioned.
On 8-27-2009 the high bid was $40 million the exact
price I had written down. The low was $5 million and the high $70 million.
By 2019 scientists will be able to insert intelligence DNA into animal genetic
code doubling the IQ of many animals.
2011 By the year
2022 astronomers will determine that the shape of the universe is not a sphere
but is ellipsoid.
8-19-2013 Had been following the Bradley Manning
case and predicted that he would be sentenced to 38 years in prison.
He received a 35 years prison sentence on 8-21-2013.
the far future:
We will be able to observe the past but incapable of altering it.
We will be able to travel to the future but not return to the present.
I occasionally buy the lotto (lottery). I always predict that I will not win. I have been right in this
prediction over one hundred times in a row. I hope to be wrong sometime and
soon. Really, I will either win or someone else will. Why is it always someone
else? In any case I rationalize that I purchase the lotto so that I can
contribute financially to improve the education system in Florida. Yea!
On Predictions: Obviously the farther out one tries
to predict the more likely they will be wrong. For fun see
Going back to ancient times, witnessing the great scientific progress of the
Greeks and looking forward one may have predicted that the Greeks would go to the moon and back but
yet they did not accomplish this. Remember the Romans? They put a halt to what
would have been an accurate prediction. So what seemed inevitable fizzled out. The reason I bring this up is to let you know that I do not make
long term predictions beyond this century. I may however write about the great possibilities the
far future may bring but do not see myself doing this in the near future.