Frankie Laine that year reached #2 on the Billboard 100. He did hit #1 in the 1949-50 period with his That Lucky Old Sun, Mule Train and The Cry of the Wild Goose. He still appears on those PBS specials, but passed away at the age of 95 in 2007.
- Mars won't be colonized. We might get there, as we did the Moon, but life won't be found, and if we did, save for being a scientific event, there will be nothing there worthy of profit. Sort of like Antarctica. Long distance space travel is too expensive, fuel-intensive and dangerous. You see too many space films.
- There will be more countries floating on our oceans than exist today. The Blue Revolution will be the next economic frontier. And this can be accomplished by enhancing our natural environment. The final vestige of space idiocy will be the crash of the $150 billion International Space Station wishin the next decade. That is, unless Elon Musk sends his Giant SpaceX Spaceship to Mars sometime after 2024.
- The population of Planet Earth will be between 2 billion and 5 billion. Sure we now have more than 7.5 billion today, but the carrying capacity of Planet Earth will determine how many people can be sustained. Africa will undergo a massive social restructure with population control and the Middle East will be pockets of oases surviving on solar energy. As much as Peak Oil has recently been derided, we will effectively run out of commercial oil and natural gas in a century. On the other hand, read this posting predicting a population of 6,000,000 billion in the Year 3000.