Ecological catastrophe. Many well-known and not fiction writers described ecological catastrophe. Scientists already speculate what cities will go under the water, when the glaciers melt, what animals and plants disappear, and much more.
The incurable disease that will kill half the world’s population, according to doctors, is near. The fact that people uncontrollably use antibiotics. This could be the flu or anthrax, or exotic new pandemic.
War of robots. Mobile phones are killing more people than smoking, the scientists say. And what happens when they get artificial intelligence? Combining machine and intelligence, no doubt, is very dangerous.
Smart animals. People are very afraid of the wild, and it is justified. Science fiction writers believe that wild animals are needed to be afraid. It seems realistic that some scenarios describe that the interference with the structure of DNA can give unexpected results.
Food deficit. Unfortunately, for many people it is a reality. In China, for example, the soil is so depleted that there soon will grow absolutely nothing. Plants have long forgotten how to reproduce naturally, and people can not do anything with it.
The degradation of men. Here before us there are two ways: either we develop or degrade. Most of the members of society are moving in the right direction, but the general infantilization and escaping into the world of illusions are wide spread.
Information slavery. Social networks seem to most of us a nice community where you can spend spare time. In any of the social networks there are recommend materials that seem to fit your interests. Maybe in the near future, information will be filtered out so that you will only see only good and not real news.
Total unemployment. Millions of people due to technological progress may become living in streets. It is not known whether people will adapt to the era of robots or not.
Segregation. Today, between rich and poor is too large gap. The poor are doomed to poor medical care, lower quality of life and food. Every year the gap is increasing.
Advertising. Today to see the free video you need to watch commercials. Marketing with each passing day becomes more ubiquitous and sophisticated.