Thursday, 29 December 2011

How the future looked this week of Dec.29th, 2011

With 2012 just around the corner, a quick look at what was happening on PhutureNews this week. My personal favorite was Justin Bieber being elected as the 52nd President of the United States in 2053...nearly 30% of people voted that they thought this could happen, but more to the point of the question was whether a naturalized American (vs. natural born, whatever that means) could run for the highest office. Course, after watching the Bieb on David Letterman last night, I have to say I think the chances of him running for the Oval Office as higher than 20%; as Dave pointed out, “you’re only 17, your whole life is ahead of you, you can do anything!” I think Dave had been reading PhutureNews J

In other news, 20% of people think there is a real chance of the world ending with the end of this cycle of the Mayan calendar on Dec.23rd, 2012 – better enjoy this year folks! And if that doesn’t finish us of, over 70% of people voted that they thought there would be a major cyber war before 2020, assuming the Georgian war didn’t count.

On a more positive note (and I always like to end on a positive note!), over 90% of people voted that they thought it likely that there would be an Olympics in Africa before 2040...heck, half of the schedule is already filled up so they better get a move on.  And, interestingly, less than 15% of people thought that the IOC may lift its drug bans at Olympics in the near future, although we’ll have to see what they say about the various prosthetics that are on their way!

Any ideas of stories from the future you’d like people to vote on, submit them at PhutureNews!

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