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11-11-2019, 16:30   #16
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Conflict in the Middle East. India will not be a superpower.
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11-11-2019, 16:33   #17
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I predict that by the end of the next decade most of the mouth breathing useful idiots (many of whom post on these bulletin boards) who currently believe that climate change is some sort of grand conspiracy to raise taxes will finally see the error of their ways. Unfortunately, it will be too late by then.
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11-11-2019, 16:33   #18
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In no particular order :

- Social media will become less popular. It'll still exist in ten years time but the majority won't use it.

- Boom and bust of electric cars.

- Dublin will be unrecognisable to most of us. The centre of the city will be blighted by soulless hotels, catering for wealthy tourists.

- Young Irish men and women will be fighting wars across the world as part of an EU army, alongside British and US soldiers.

- Think Ireland will suffer from a recession and negative equity etc will be the hot topic, as opposed to a housing shortage for most of the decade. The government will intervene to support the market.

- On the political front, politics will continue to shift to the left but a more formal right will form in Ireland.

- Mental health will become a massive issue and companies etc will start to take it seriously.

- Conflict between Iran and Israel.

- Climate change will be replaced by some other fad.
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11-11-2019, 16:34   #19
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My 2020 vision is a reduction in cost of lasik eye surgery
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11-11-2019, 16:51   #20
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There will definitely be a huge backlash against social media and the popularity of FB, Twitter etc will probably go on the wane. And no bad thing.

Electric cars will become more and more poular - more punitive taxes on fossil fuels will push more people to opt for electric.

More and more catastrophic climate change events - wildfires, droughts, floods, storms. We may already be past the complete tipping point...

Self-drive cars coming onto the market later in the decade.

More robotic domestic appliances and more affordable ones.

Space travel for paying tourists finally becomes a reality - sub-orbital flights initially. And a retun of humans to the moon, either by the USA or China, or both.

And I will hit my 50s in 2025!! Eek! :O

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11-11-2019, 16:53   #21
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Man-made climate change will get disproved.
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11-11-2019, 17:11   #22
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Sea Levels rising will become a more prominent topic and serious consideration will be given to building a barrier around Greenland to reverse its effects. This will be first of many workarounds to climate change as we fail to fundamentally address the issue at the core.

The quiet decline of the far right as as we enter into a post Trump/Brexit era.

Muslims will no longer be considered the dangerous bad guys. I believe that has already started, much like the Irish in the 90s/2000s.

Pressure will start to come on the super rich billionaire Bill Gates types as the divide between rich and poor gets wider and anger grows.

Worsening climate change conditions, and in a weird awkward way, improved Irish weather.

A combination of nicer weather and a slower economy will have a reduction in tourism out of Ireland. In fact, tourism into the country may improve and help offset the worst of the economic downturn.

Decline of social media, but Facebook will still be a very successful company business wise (with its other interests).

Slight resurgance in boards.ie

Decline of the mobile phone industry as there is less and less sentiment for the latest phone.

Wars and increasing tensions attributed to climate change.

Something big in relation to the Amazon, either a total collapse or the opposite, depending on whos in power.

AR/VR fails to get any further than it is now.

Humans will land on the moon again, but not on Mars.

Electric cars being more prominent than people here predicting, mainly because of the rise of self driving vehicles.
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11-11-2019, 17:43   #23
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The 2020’s

Trump to be re-elected
Scotland to vote for independence
Major conflict in the Middle East
New research questions the climate change consensus
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11-11-2019, 17:53   #24
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Follow on from my earlier comment, Greta doesn't go back to school.
Gotta cover all the bases
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La Palma volcano will erupt causing sea levels to rise
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Ireland will go to through another recession, followed by a boom not seen since the real Tiger
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11-11-2019, 20:22   #27
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Ireland back to the Troika with the begging bowl.
The UK will ask for the same deal from the EU as Northern Island.
A new megacity to the west of the M50.
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11-11-2019, 20:27   #28
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A massive terrorist attack or natural disaster

People getting very outraged about something that would have been unfathomable in the previous decade.

Further westernisation of non western countries

Alien life finally found

A massive outbreak of some terrible disease.
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11-11-2019, 20:52   #29
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The EU will dissolve.
Strongman, right wing leaders will prop up most of Europe.
People will fight back against Green Socialism.
Christian Churches around Europe will have armed guards to stop the arson epidemic.
Sweden will have elevated travel warnings
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11-11-2019, 22:36   #30
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Here is a thread started in 2009 that predicted the events of 2010-2019

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2055725850

How many of these predictions came true?
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