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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

Leading to extensive impact by weather events on populations. Hurricanes, typhoons, flooding, drought, etc.
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
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

past predictions

The Bank of England's forward guidance was meant to offer reassurance on lower rates for longer, but in the month since it arrived markets have responded by calling higher rates a whole year sooner. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-1607881/When-UK-rates-rise.html
They will really need to do this as the current iPhone range is not gaining the same market already dominated by the larger screen cousins. http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-iphone-6-rumors-analyst-says-2014-iphone-model-could-feature-48-inch-screen-1416582
Purely speculation, but they usually are around a year after the latest release. However in this case, because we think they will have larger screens for serious customer value. It will probably come out sooner in June 2014.
The consensus will take take time to happen but they will eventually come to an agreement between the republicans and the democrats. While the world is so financially unstable it's going to be highly irresponsible to maintain this level of disagreement between the parties. Eventually Obama will have to negotiate with the republicans in such a way that the medicare bill remains but gives leeway on something else.