My predictions for 2054:
1.)Hovercars based on field effect propulsion; 500-1000 passanger 'wingless' planes.
2.)Intersolar and possibly Interstellar travel via gravity manipulation, colonies on the moon, mars and its moons, Jupiter's moons, and maybe even
Saturn's moons. Probes will have explored the entire solar system and reached nearby stars. Multiple Space elevators continously carrying materials
to orbit. Many space stations, most a few miles long or longer.
3.)Mastery of the atomic domain; Nanotech, MEMS, maybe even 'picotechnology' used in everday applications.
4.)Very advanced agricultural systems based on robotics and genetically modified foods.
5.)Energy mastery(or getting close) by cold/hot fusion, ZPE, alternatives: wind(360 degree windmills based on old principles), water(both as hydrogen
or hydrino and tidal harvesting), Solar(Thermoacustic, Quantum Thermal Tunneling, and possibly multispectral Voltiacs, Satellite beaming stations),
Cogeneration(Quantum Thermal Tunneling, Thermoacustic) and Super Efficient appliances.
6.)Advanced robotics used for terraforming of mars and building colonies. Sentient Robots with intelligence near or beyond that of a human.
7.)Highly advanced medicine via genetic manipulation, Nanotech and Eletromagnetic spectrum(precise X-rays, lasers, gamma rays, IR, etc.) Engineering
of the Human body and DNA. Development of ESP perhaps.
8.)Quantum Computers, Optical Computers and Organic Computer and various hybrids. FTL data transfer via Quantum duality. Paper thin monitors,
Holographic displays and advanced VR.
9.)Military('If' we are still that primative):Energy weapons(Particle, Laser, Electron/UV, Acustic, Directed Solar Weapons, Microwave, Subatomic
perhaps), Kinetic weapons(Pulse weapons, "Smart Bullets", Metal Storm) Explosives(Pure Fusion bombs, Anti-matter bombs, Quantum bombs, Singularity
Bombs, New compounds of Nitrogen based explosives) Scalar weapons and shields, Electrochromatic camo, Self repairing vehicles, Exo-skeletons with
built-in enhancements for occupant(Meds, Intergrated Computers, etc.) Bionic Soldier(built to interface with Exo-skeleton), nurmous UAVs, and ofcourse
enough regular atomic weapons to blow the world up many times over!
These are a few predictions of mine and the technology could be even more advanced as applications and technologies cross-pollinate each other.
[edit on 11-7-2004 by Sigma]