OK, we wanted those tablets people carry around on Star Trek. BAM . . . we have them. Little devices that can be used to talk to anyone with a phone, anywhere on the planet. BAM . . . they are here. Several companies arer building rockets, so that dream of space flight for the "masses" near. We wanted replicators and BAM, we now have them. Makerbots are here and getting stronger. Need the latest Barbie? No problem, just find the file and some silly pink plastics. Need something made of metal, no problem. Ceramics and food, no problem. Need a new ear, no problem. Well, in a few years, no problem. At least one researcher reports that we are quickly approaching the level of connection we see in the brain, duplicated on the Internet. Will the net be mean or smart or a wize arse? Perhaps in will be like our grandmothers? Huh? We did NOT want the Borg, but BAM . . . we have Facebook and Google and we are becomming part of the collective. Add the new NSA facility here in Utah and everything will be monitored. This comes from the NSA, it is not a conspirecy theory. They are proud to tell us every call and email message will be looked at. We can photograph at a trillion frames a minute and st that speed, the research team is seeing effect precede cause. not expected, but always assiumed that there is cause then effect. If what researchers are seeing is true, then what other strange things will we discover or discover are wrong? So what is next? We can make most anything we need with a desktop tool. We have Makerbot like devices for creating actual food. A book I read tells of a company that has figured out how to make complex compounds on the desktop; another book predicts the abillty for dummies like me to create compounds at the molecurlar level. Desktop gene sequencers are here. Sadly, we know that most locks are useless. Even the complex models (one of the most popular models at any rate) that add biometrics can be easily fooled. So we are living near a life where everyone will know everything about us; a world where anything we need can be created on the desktop; a world where guns can be made on the desktop and there is almost no privacy. Here is the deal: using logic, describe the world in 20 years.