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In 2000, the Central Intelligence Agency released a 70-page report predicting what the world would be like in 2015.
A few of the predictions:
- The world population will grow by more than 1 billion, to 7.2 billion.
That’s right on the nose.
- Europe will not achieve fully the dreams of parity with the U.S. as a shaper of the global economic system.
Man, was that prescient as the Euro Zone faces slow growth, and another recession.
- Populations in many African countries will fall because of aids, famine and continuing economy and political turmoil.
They didn’t get everything right. The continent’s population has grown by about 300 million.
You can find a more complete list of the predictions on Business Insider’s website.
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