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The 14 most outlandish predictions of futurologist Richard Watson

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Richard Watson predicted the financial crash of 2008 a year before it happened, now the futurologist has released a road map of the future.

Using the parameters of 'present', 'probable' and 'possible', Watson has teamed up with a number of academics from Imperial College London to predict what inventions could come into being in the from 2015 to "beyond 2030".

Here are some of the more outlandish predictions:

1. Travel by vacuum tube

2. Neural prostheses to enhance or erase memory

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3. Human clones

4. Childbirth performed by robots

5. Robots to outnumber humans

6. Drone pizza delivery

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7. Cities to ban human drivers

8. Insect-burger food vans

9. Hangover-free alcohol substitute

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10. Scrunchable screens and devices

11. Insect-sized surveillance robots

12. Radio-connected fingernails

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13. Lifelong avatar assistants

14. QR scannable grave stones


You can see the full 'Road Map of the future' here


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