In time, we'll understand that killing animals for nutrition is no different than slavery or colonization. We'll be ashamed of our past. The next step of this will be to become autotrophic. We'll figure out that killing plants is also a sin! And as our technology allows it, we'll start injecting chlorophylls into our body and just like plants, we'll start producing our energy by ourselves and working with the solar power. This will allow us to stay alive without killing any living and this will be very cool!
I am betting that extraterrestrial (non-Earth) intelligence, in one form or another, has already reached our solar system and will be confirmed first.
I predict robots with AI will inevitably be uncontrollable and over power their human masters. Schooling and education is what the children of the future need to fend off these super human robots. Therefore, many schools will offer if not require training in robot fighting. The first wave of these schools to offer the class will be around 2120.
The information revolution is not going to mess much with the atoms in our city; it will re-arrange our work, our relationships, and our identities, and animate the inanimate in the city. But standing downtown, you'll see what you see now.
Despite our outward social and technological advancements, even evolutions, we are still driven by the eon old concepts of survival and protection. This is, as it has always been and always will be, human nature. Combine these driving forces with technology and a revenue-driven industrial complex ? mix with a healthy dose of fear (both real and manufactured) and a bleaker reality emerges.
Reality is energy recording information. As the amount of energy remains the same, old information is erased as new is recorded. What exists is the energy and the information that is currently recorded. We are not simply at a point on a line because past and future do not exist, except as they pertain to what is present.
Absolute zero is the absence of motion. No mass, no energy, no past, no future.
Just empty space.
Some cataclysmic event will wipe us out in the next 100 years.
Whatever the cause, human society will go the way of the dinosaurs. There will be no more Internet.