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The "predictions" are pretty weak and some seem misguided. I think the most interesting and likely areas for change are in the more applied sciences. For example, almost no computational methods have been distilled in a way that makes them accessible to lay people, but they are already "known" to be true in the sense of predictive validity. At some point in the next 50 years, the reality of computational genetics, neuroscience, climatology, etc will all become available to laypeople.
Also interesting that there was no mention of climate science or geoengineering. Either those will take center stage over the next 100 years, or we all die.