Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Sunday July 11, 2004. Nevada and the Plains were supposed to be mostly-depopulated by now, their inhabitants lured to such booming megapolises as the one which includes Buffalo. The Soviet Union should still be one of the two superpowers. And by 1970, there should've been videophones in every home and business. (Daniel Bell & Stephen R. Graubard
(ed.), Toward the Year 2000. Originally published 1967. Republished 1997 by MIT Press.)

I figure I can do at least as well as the experts, and I have some time before my flying car is delivered. So, here are some of my predictions:

Saudi Arabia: A civil war (probably with at least three sides) within the next 20 years.
Possibly within the next few months.

USA: The era of conservative domination is over, even if the Republicans manage to hold onto Congress and/or the White House in this year's elections. Liberals will dominate for the next twenty or thirty years.

Space: The leading space powers will be the European Union and China. I'm not sure if the US will be third or fourth.
Writing: Daily exercise -- Done, posted to this journal.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" -- Found out that our time is the Threshold Age.
Added a bit to the zero draft portion.

"They Might Be Windmills" -- notes reworked.

"History Line" -- notes reworked.

"Port Useless" -- Change made to the background.
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