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THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE MOST OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING WILL BECOME REALITY IN THE NEXT 10-20 YEARS. MOST OF US WON'T SEE THE CHANGES, BUT OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS PROBABLY WILL.

WELCOME TO TOMORROW!!

1- Auto repair shops will disappear.

2- A petrol/diesel engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are repaired only by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor.

3- Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots

4- Your electric motor malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a car wash, and your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and out comes your car with a new electric motor!

5- Petrol pumps will go away.

6- Street corners will have meters that dispense electricity. Companies will install electrical recharging stations; in fact, they've already started in the developed world.
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28- Most traditional car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. They will try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.

29- Look at what Volvo is doing right now; no more internal combustion engines in their vehicles starting this year with the 2019 models, using all electric or hybrid only, with the intent of phasing out hybrid models.

30- Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of Tesla and they should be. Look at all the companies offering all electric vehicles. That was unheard of, only a few years ago

31- Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the costs will become cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

32- Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will abandon their towers to move far away to more beautiful affordable locations.
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Here are some statistics for the Year 1910 USA:


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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.


Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.


Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.


Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.


There were only 8,000 cars and only144 miles of paved roads.


The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.


The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !


The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.


The average US worker made between$200 and $400 per year.


A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,


A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,


And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.


More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.


Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!


Instead, they attended so-called medical schools,


Many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
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@oldshuntr some more predicts are :
1. A $1,000 Human Brain In 2025, $1,000 should buy you a computer able to calculate at 10^16 cycles per second (10,000 trillion cycles per second), the equivalent processing speed of the human brain.

2. A Trillion-Sensor Economy

The Internet of Everything describes the networked connections between devices, people, processes and data. By 2025, the IoE will exceed 100 billion connected devices, each with a dozen or more sensors collecting data. This will lead to a trillion-sensor economy driving a data revolution beyond our imagination. Cisco’s recent report estimates the IoE will generate $19 trillion of newly created value.

3. Perfect Knowledge

We’re heading towards a world of perfect knowledge. With a trillion sensors gathering data everywhere (autonomous cars, satellite systems, drones, wearables, cameras), you’ll be able to know anything you want, anytime, anywhere, and query that data for answers and insights.
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My two bits-worth;
> Most doctors will become redundant. Advances in analysers will mean people's health is checked by a machine which automatically prescribes medicines for diseases and supplements for health.
> Vanadium batteries will replace the cumbersome lithium batteries in vehicles. Charging stations are not needed because the power is in the liquid electrolyte; spent electrolyte can be pumped out for recycling at service stations and replaced with charged stuff as quickly as old cars fill with petrol.
> Anyone who invested in vanadium in 2020 will make a fortune!

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