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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

http://psychics.co.uk/blog/predictions/ from a strange disease that attacks the immune system and will kill many in the third world
By 2020, a majority of knowledge worker career paths will be disrupted by smart machines in both positive and negative ways Near term flag: Virtual personal assistant usage in business grows more quickly in 2017 and 2018 than iPad usage did in 2010 and 2011. Gartner reckons that smart machines will upend a majority of knowledge workers’ career paths by 2020. Smart machines exploit machine learning and deep-learning algorithms. They behave autonomously, adapting to their environment. They learn from results, create their own rules and seek or request additional data to test hypotheses. They are able to detect novel situations, often far more quickly and accurately than people. Anyone who’s a part of the knowledge economy needs to recognise that smart machines can create substantial competitive advantages, as well as entirely new businesses. http://bit.ly/1er5UA9
By 2020, digitisation will cause social unrest and a quest for new economic models in several mature economies Near term flag: A larger scale version of an “Occupy Wall Street“-type movement will begin by the end of 2014, indicating that social unrest will start to foster political debate. Digitisation means that a lot less labour is required to deliver goods and services. According to Gartner, this is fundamentally changing the way we pay for work. Long term, the research house says, this makes it impossible for increasingly large groups to participate in the traditional economic system — even at lower prices. This, it says, will lead to more and more people using alternatives such as bartering, urging a return to protectionism or resurrecting initiatives like Occupy Wall Street, but on a much larger scale. Mature economies will suffer most as they don’t have the population growth to increase demand nor powerful enough labour unions or political parties to (re-)allocate gains.

past predictions

http://psychics.co.uk/blog/predictions/ maybe December 2017 or January 2018
By 2018, 3D printing will result in the loss of at least US$100-billion per year in intellectual property globally Near term flag: At least one major western manufacturer will claim to have had intellectual property (IP) stolen for a mainstream product by thieves using 3D printers who will likely reside in those same western markets rather than in Asia by 2015. The plummeting costs of 3D printers, scanners and 3D modelling technology, combined with improving capabilities, says Gartner, makes the technology for IP theft more accessible to would-be criminals. Importantly, 3D printers do not have to produce a finished good in order to enable IP theft. The ability to make a wax mould from a scanned object, for instance, can enable the thief to produce large quantities of items that exactly replicate the original. http://memeburn.com/2013/10/10-massive-tech-trends-that-will-hit-us-by-2020/
http://psychics.co.uk/blog/predictions/ because of the release of documents that reveal financial corruption and falsification of government documents
https://www.ft.com/content/0fc2b9fe-d1ac-11e6-b06b-680c49b4b4c0 Businesses are already shifting base of operations (e.g. Barclays) and staff as well as realigning capital expenditure budgets (e.g. Microsoft)