Predicting the future 
Collated by Walter Sorochan

Original posting 2009.  Updated March 09, 2011.

Update New info:

Following articles present a recent perception of the future:

The coming crisis -- the Fourth Turning

Four world crises peaking at same time 

Numerous attempts have been made to predict the future.  This section presents the most recent visions of the future. 

Armageddon  is the site of an epic battle associated with the end time prophecies of the Abrahamic religions.  Traditional Christian interpretations predict that the Messiah, the "Lamb", will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist.  Armagaddon means "Mountain of Megiddo."  Megiddo was the location of many decisive battles in ancient times  [ see Battle of Megiddo ].  The town Megiddo is approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee [ or Lake Tiberias to the Romans ] in the KishonRiver area. Armageddon: the-end-of-the-world

Nostadamus: Nostradamus-predictions

Michel de Nostredame (aka Nostradamus) was a 16th-century French "seer." Nostradamus studied astrology and various "occult" sciences and used those to predict the future. He is best known for The Prophecies, a collection of French quatrains published in 1555. Agnostics have interpolated Nostradamus’ writings as predicting future events that did occur [ e.g., the French revolution, the London fires ].

Agnostics have interpreted the writings of Nostadamus’ and the Mayan calendar as predicting that the world as we know it will end in the year 2012. Other religious forecasts for a better world have all speculated on the universal human desire for a better life. These are skeptical predictions at best!

Other Visionaries: The forecasts by Nostradamus seemed to be confirmed by other seers, including Nicolaas van Rensburg, the famous South African seer who lived 1862 to 1926. At the turn of the 20th Century Van Rensburg had also predicted the use of electricity, the massacre of six million Jews, the Chernobyl disaster, the rise and fall of Russia, and the European Union - in the last two instances accurately describing the flags before they were designed. Of the third world war, he predicted that England would left weakened, while Germany would rise to become the world's most powerful nation. Further such predictions by the famous American seer Edgar Cacey are available in the book Predictions for the 21st Century

Da Vinci: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci Da Vinci [ April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519 ] was an Italian polymath, scientist, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, [ anatomical drawings ] painter [ the last supper ], sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer  Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualized a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics  Biography: Leonardo_da_Vinci 

Jules Vernes: a French author and a pioneer of the science-fiction genre. Verne was noted for writing about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel long before air travel and submarines were commonplace and before practical means of space travel had even been devised. biography: Jules_Verne

Villemard, the French artist, in 1910 depicted “Utopie” which provided a glimpse of the future all the way to the year 2000. He painted numerous postcard scenes depicting a future technology or life style, many of which did come true.  Wagstaff: 1910 French artist

Most recent visions of the future: The visions below make interesting reading and challenge us to step out of our existing belief and value boxes and think differently.  Indeed, we are the ones who can make a difference in our own destiny.

Ray Kurzweil: Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a twenty-year track record of accurate predictions. Kurzweil used statistics to predict the speed with which we can expect new technology to change how we live.

Venus Project: Now we have Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern-day Da Vinci. Architect and inventor Fresco plans a new world that will transform the culture of greed, power and making money into managing the world’s resources in an attempt to solve the world problems such as hunger, poverty, wars, fighting for resources and so on.

  1. Fresco Venus Project
  2. : What is Venus project?  The Venus Project  |   Essay: New social-design
  1. Kurzweil Singularity
  2.   Short version: Kurzweil predictions   |   Long version: Kurzweil predictions article
  1. Zeitgeist videos on corruption and changing the world.   Zeitgeist videos 1-13
  New World Order [ NWO ]:   I need to inject information about the future that I stumbled onto by watching a TV documentary by Jesse Ventura: Controversies and Climate Change. At one point Ventura referred to New World Order, Maurice Strong and ties to other world, economic, political and scientific leaders. The key here was reference to a new world order and mentioning the end of the world in 2012. End of the world 2012 referred to change in the world economy and currency exchange as we know it now. This is a much different forecast than that of the Maya Indian culture that predicted the end of the world! 

Below are references related to the New World Order and end of the world prophesies.
You can find more info about secret societies and hidden World Government information by logging on to: [ incomplete list ]
Wikipedia conspiracy: New World Order
Bilderberg Group & New World Order
Participants Bilderberg meeting 2004
Chronology NWO
Definition NWO
Maurice Strong
Illuminati NWO
Conspirators Illuminati
The Insider: Fact or Fiction
Big Brother
One world religion
Club of Rome
Free Masons
Conspiracy theories 1-30

Cities of the future:

Masdar City: The clean green city

Dubai is city of man made Islands: 
Information:   Dubai

Dubai
dubai-palm islands
dubai-world-aerial

To view predictions of 1910 French artist: Wagstaff: 1910 French artist

References:

Wagstaff  Keith, "In 1910, French artist predicted utopia in 2000 with robots and flying machines," The Utopianist, June 23, 2011. Wagstaff: 1910 French artist