Predicating the future used to belong to the world of psychics and mystics, but now you don’t need to be Nostradamus to see what the future holds. In fact, scientists are increasingly making bold predications about the future. If some of their forecasts are right then we could be living in a "brave new world". We take a look at 10 bizarre predictions that might just come true.
10. Invisibility cloak
9. Download brain onto a computer
Ray Kurzweil , a leading expert in the field of technology claims that by 2050 computers could be so powerful that we can actually download our brains into a computer – giving us eternal life. There are unconfirmed reports that Paris Hilton has downloaded her brain onto an old floppy disk in preperation.
British Telecoms futurology department predict that we could be under the global robot dictator as early as 2021. A machine dictator will probably still be better than some of the people in power at the moment...
7. Brain chips
The ministry of defence released a report last year in which they claim that an implantable brain chip will embedded in the brain and allow the state, terrorist organisations and criminals to use people to mobilise flash mobs
By 2035, an implantable "information chip" could be wired directly to the brain. A growing pervasiveness of information communications technology will enable states, terrorists or criminals, to mobilise "flashmobs", challenging security forces to match this potential agility coupled with an ability to concentrate forces quickly in a small area.
6. Genetically engineered teddy bear
Back to the crazy world of the BT Futurology department and they predict that by 2038 the first genetically engineered Teddy Bear could be developed. Not sure if you’ll want to give these teddy bears to your children - unless they've been very bad!
5. Sweet robot loving
A.I expert, David Levy , predicts that by 2050 robots will be so lifelike that we’ll all want to get intimate with robots. Now nerds will have to listen to robot girlfriends telling them to do the dishes.
Astronomers at the University of Sydney think that the Earth is inline with an unstable star and that it “will emit an “intense gamma ray” which will ultimately lead to mass extinction on Earth. Neat.
3. Aliens Save The World From Disaster
Steven Spielberg was right, not all aliens are bad. Buddist monks in Tibet think that alien superpowers will avert the apocalypse in 2012.
2. Human Race to split into 2 species
Hands up who has read The Time Machine recently? Well, a bunch of scientists must have overdosed on the H.G Wells classic because they think the human race is going to split into two separate species . One class will be the attractive and intelligent ruling elite, while the other will be an underclass of dim-witted goblin-like creatures.
1. Time Travellers
Anyone who’s ever watched Back to the Future will hoping that any time travelling device features the cool Delorean car and a mad professor. Well, Prof Irina Aref'eva and Dr Igor Volovich, mathematical physicists at the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow believe that the Large Hadron Collider, which is the most powerful atom-smasher ever built, may turn out to be the world’s first time machine.
Are there any other bizarre predictions we may have missed? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. If you want to know more about your own future then check out our daily horoscopes page or our love horoscopes .
This was a guest article from John Reid.