Future will be unexpected

David Brin : writer
"I promise you, we won't see the future that's depicted most often in recent science fiction novels and films - a cyberpunk-Bladerunner world of ultra high technology combined with angry slums and vast disparities of wealth. Such a world would self-destruct in no time. Weapons and other means of wreaking great harm are being democratized"... brought within reach of ever-smaller groups of people... so that rogue nations and even lone crazies can do damage out of all proportion."

Landis, G. (2000) "Predictions for the Third Millennium", [online], Available: http://home.earthlink.net/~geoffrey.landis/predictions.html