built-in chips that will have personal and financial information
in them. Paper money is obsolete. There are no cars, except as collector's
items; people get around on city-provided scooters. Pollution and
waste are non-existent. All highways are torn down.
___Class and religion are abolished
by Somerville government, and then world-wide. Professions are assigned
by talent; people are paid according to quality and effort they
___The most desireable condos are in
Assembly Square. Auditi Guha lives in a studio in Union Square with
her dogs to write, paint, make music all day.
(source: Auditi Guha. To see all of her predictions, click here.)
(image source: Somerville STEP website)
of Earth is 7.7 billion people.
(source: Wikipedia, quoting the UN)
of the US is 350 million. By 2040, more than 15 countries will have
(source: Attali, "A brief history of the future: a brave
and controversial look at the twenty-first century")