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Predicto.net is theoretically able to predict or forecast a future event based on a consensual view of the future, by allowing people to vote on user generated predictions.

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current predictions

By 2017, 80% of people will collect, track and barter their personal data for cost savings, convenience and customisation Near term flag: The number of Kickstarter-based auctions of personal data will increase by triple-digit percentages by the end of 2014. The average person on the street is now, more than ever, aware of how much data is being collected about them. Interestingly, Gartner reckons that this has set the stage for offering people more control over the disposition of personal data — collected both online and offline. As increasing demand and scarcity drives up the value of such data, it says, it’ll become increasingly worth people’s while to share it voluntarily. The collective interest in self-tracking meanwhile suggests that people are investing more time and energy in collecting data about themselves. They increasingly view such data as a key asset for life improvement, which could also be consistent with the idea of trading it for value under the right circumstances
By 2017, 10% of computers will be learning rather than processing Near term flag: In 2014, the number of speech recognition applications running on deep neural network algorithms will double. Deep learning methods, based on deep neural networks, are currently being applied in speech recognition systems as well as some object recognition applications. Quality of life improves when society is able to derive useful information from the copious amounts of unstructured data collecting in the internet. The most important implication of a learning computer is that it expands much less energy to recognise more complex patterns. http://bit.ly/1er5UA9
By 2017, more than half of consumer goods manufacturers will receive 75% of their consumer innovation and R&D capabilities from crowdsourced solutions Near term flag: Consumer goods companies that employ crowdsourced solutions in marketing campaigns or new product development will enjoy a 1 per cent revenue boost over non-crowdsourced competitors by 2015. Consumer goods companies are engaging crowds much more aggressively and with increasing frequency using digital channels to reach a larger and more anonymous pool of intellect and opinion. Gartner reckons we’ll start to see a massive shift toward applications of crowdsourcing, enabled by technology, such as: advertising, online communities, scientific problem solving, internal new product ideas, and consumer-created products. http://bit.ly/1er5UA9
Elon Musk predicts that EV will have a range of 1000km in two years. http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/09/29/239216/elon-musk-predicts-1000km-ev-range-in-two-years-autonomous-cars-in-three

past predictions

By 2016, 3D printing of tissues and organs (bioprinting) will cause a global debate about regulating the technology or banning it for both human and non-human use. Near term flag: The US Food and Drug Administration or comparable agency in a developed nation that is charged with evaluating all medical proposals will introduce guidelines that prohibit the bioprinting of life-saving 3D printed organs and tissues without its prior approval by end of 2015. Bioprinting is the medical application of 3D printers to produce living tissue and organs. The day when 3D bioprinted human organs are readily available is drawing closer. The emergence of 3D bioprinting facilities with the ability to print human organs can leave people wondering what the effect of it will be on society. Beyond these questions, however, there is the reality of what 3D bioprinting means in helping people who need organs that are otherwise not readily available. http://bit.ly/1er5UA9
The EU provides them with a number of benefits but the Euro brings limitations which are markedly missing from countries like the UK who opted out.
Leading to extensive impact by weather events on populations. Hurricanes, typhoons, flooding, drought, etc.