By Lauren Davis at i09

As we prepare to bid farewell to 2009, it’s only natural to wonder what 2010 will hold. Will we see amazing technologies? Discover evidence of alien life? Or begin a slide into dystopia? We look at scifi’s predictions for 2010.


Alien life will be discovered in our solar system (2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke): In 2010, the spaceship Leonov travels to Jupiter to learn the fate of the Discovery One. But perhaps more significant in the course of history is the ascended David Bowman’s discovery of primitive life beneath the ice of Europa and on Jupiter — and the appearance of those alien monoliths signaling the next step in a species’ development.

Advanced alien medical technology will render most of humanity sterile (Stargate SG-1 “2010”): In an unrealized future, the SG-1 team has made contact with the Aschen, an alien race with the technological capabilities to repel the Goa’uld. Unfortunately, the miraculous medicines they bring are part of a sinister plot. The Aschen are secretly sterilizing humanity so that we’ll eventually die off.

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I hope we find aliens and wormholes, but let’s hope all the virus stuff doesn’t happen. Happy New Year!

Which predictions do you think could happen? Are there any that weren’t on the list?