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Life In 2020: Visions Of The Future From The World's Leading Thinkers (VIDEO)

First Posted: 06/09/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:05 PM ET

What will life be like in 2020?

To begin to answer this question, Ericsson interviewed 20 thinkers--including professors, inventors, 'futurists,' and digital experts--and probed their vision of the future.

Ericsson explains the project:

In 2020 - Shaping Ideas, we ask 20 thinkers to share their view on the drivers of the future and how connectivity is changing the world.


They describe a future where a growing population faces never before seen challenges and opportunities; where digital natives will shape their lives and the enterprises they work for, and where technology could create a global golden age.


We believe it is important to share our knowledge about the future. If we do, the future might not be a place we are going to, but a place we create.

See ten of the interviews below, then tell us in the comments below: What do you expect to see by 2020? What do you hope to see by then? (h/t Alyssa Milano)

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