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Forecasts to 2020 from Professional Futurists - In today's focused study, we pull from projections from a number of professional futurists to look out to the immediate future of 5-year and 10-year landscapes. First we have to understand the role of professional futurists in supplying data and scenarios to businesses, government agencies and to other scientists from which predictions can assist the recipient to better guide their practices toward optimized outcome. We look at futures of bio fuel, healthcare, implantable brain technologies, supercomputers, artificial intelligence as well as a number of totally impractical suggestions like flying autos. Many of these forecasts are extremely useful toward allowing us a position from which to act immediately in creating our desirable future. We close with a look at the same DARPA defense research agency that brought us the Internet and GPS. What do they forecast for the next decade ahead that you and I can apply for our own sustainable development?. (LIBMP3-3473)