Forecasts

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  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • April 2006

    Oil would surpass $125 a barrel in 2008

  • June 2006

    The future of newspapers in the US would be dim. National newspapers such as USA Today, the WSJ and the NYTimes would survive, as would the papers under 50,000circulation that serve smaller markets. The major metro papers would decline, collapse and many would go out of business

  • February 2007

    The US election of 2012 would be very significant as those that will want to take the country back would fight and lose to those that want to face the new issues of the 21st century

  • June 2007

    There will be an explosion of author direct to consumer books sold. Ebooks will be more than 50% of all books sold by 2020 [before Kindle was announced]

  • July 2007

    An evolutionary new level of human consciousness will begin to occur in the 2020s

  • August 2007

    The sub-prime problem would show that the financial marketplace was now global and the problems would become global

  • September 2007

    Barack Obama would become president in 2008

  • February 2008

    We now have "smart" phones. In the years ahead everything will become "smart": clothing, infrastructure and our homes. All will be connected.

  • April 2008

    Humanity will reach 5 billion cell phone users by early 2011

  • July 2008

    Internet 2.0 equals video. Video will be the dominant content on the Internet.

  • September 2008

    Complete genetic mapping for individuals will be available at a cost of $1000-1500 by late 2013

  • October 2008

    2010-2015 will be the era of the electric car and 2010-2015 will begin the age of the hydrogen fuel cell car

  • December 2008

    There will most likely be deflation in the U.S. for the next 6-12 months

  • January 2009

    Unemployment in the U.S. will top out at 9-11%in the second half of 2009

  • March 2009

    2012 could well be on of the most disruptive years in the US and in Europe in decades

  • April 2009

    Water- access to, use of, conservation of, and cost of- will be one of the most significant issues for humanity by 2018

  • August 2009

    There will be 6 billion global cell phone users sometime in 2013

  • October 2009

    The cable television subscription business will decline by 10% in terms of numbers of subscribers between 2009 and 2013

  • November 2009

    Streaming video programs will be a disruptive force to the television "business" by 2014

  • January 2010

    There will be no significant inflation- outside food and energy – in the U.S in 2010

  • March 2010

    We have entered a decade in medicine where our replacement parts will be superior to what we were born with.

  • April 2010

    Alternative and Renewal Energy will be the greatest wealth creation opportunity in human history.

  • July 2010

    There is and will be a new 'less is more' trend in the US and the developed countries of the world. Consumers have separated "want" from "need" and will even then postpone the purchase of what is "needed". Consumers will save more, pay down debt and spend less. This trend will last for several years

  • August 2010

    The curation of content will be the next big trend on the Internet as the explosion of content continues

  • September 2010

    Marijuana will be decriminalized in America by the middle of the decade.

  • Otober 2010

    Developed countries of the world will increasingly move from an ownership to a rental society this decade.

  • November 2010

    Due to a historic shift in the workplace, the employment rate will remain above 8% through 2012

  • December 2010

    Tablet computers and powerful mobile devices will surpass PC sales in 2012 and PC and laptops by 2014

  • January 2011

    The bricks and mortar retail industry and therefore retail real estate, will undergo the greatest transformation in the next 10 years since the introduction of the automobile

  • February 2011

    It should no longer be thought of as "the Greek debt crisis" but the possible "death rattle of the Euro

  • March 2011

    Manufacturing is about to be redefined for the 21st century. Custom will replace mass. 3-D printing will start this transformation.

  • April 2011

    Europe and specifically the Euro zone will be a no growth economic zone for the better part of the decade to 2020. Recession, deleveraging, and legacy policies of the 20th century will be the causes.

  • May 2011

    The consumerization of technology will continue to increase and transform society

  • June 2011

    The greatest opportunity for the real estate industry for the next 15 years will not be to build new buildings, but to retrofit the existing existing buildings in all real estate sectors.

  • June 2011

    Social media and connective technology will dramatically alter the theater experience

  • July 2011

    Augmented Reality will transform much of society by 2016

  • August 2011

    There will be a significant economic hiccup in China in the next 12 months

  • September 2011

    Financial and commodities markets will be highly volatile for the next few years, perhaps until 2015

  • October 2011

    Big Data will create real time sociology and anthropology and will transform most of society.

  • January 2012

    The field of Big Data will see 1-2 million jobs created in America by 2020

  • February 2012

    Unemployment will remain at historic highs in developed countries for years as the global economy and the Flow to global finally deconstruct formerly protected national economics. The 300 year-old concept of the "job" is being completely redefined and globalized

  • April 2012

    The greatest ever generational transfer of power and influence will occur by 2025. Boomers/Exers to Millennials

  • June 2012

    Higher education is the next big bubble and will undergo more transformation in the next 10 years than in the last 100.

  • August 2012

    Health care will be called health management by 2020.

  • October 2012

    The "Fiscal Cliff" tax legislation on 12/31/12 will make $500,000 the income level above which taxes will be raised.

  • November 2012

    There will be more gender equality in all areas of society in the 12 years to 2025 as there has been since 1975.

  • December 2012

    MOOCs will transform and bifurcate higher education by 2015

  • January 2013

    The environmental breakthrough by 2020 will be scalable Atmospheric Cleansing technology.

  • February 2013

    After a disruptive time 2015-2017 there will be a historic bull market from 2018-2028

  • March 2013

    The total expenditure on health care in the US in 2020 will be at or less than in 2013.

  • April 2013

    Climate Change triggered rise in ocean levels will create great economic losses globally in the world by 2020

  • November 2013

    Low elevation coastal cities in the U.S, such as Miami Beach will be partially or largely under water by 2020

  • December 2013

    In the U.S. 2012 will prove to be the high point of the Black Friday event in the physical retail space as ever more spending moves on-line.