The First Post has picked up on a Ministry of Defence Global Strategic Trends paper that looks ahead to 2037.
Their vision apparently includes lawless mega cities, neutron bombs and 'electromagnetic pulse weapons' with the power to destroy enemy communications systems in a potential 'world city'. They also speculate that young Europeans might vote for euthanasia to reduce the costs of ageing populations and that dictators might develop age reversing drugs so they can stay in power for ever. They also suggest that the middle classes might become the new revolutionaries in society taking the place of Marx's proletariat.
The answer to these scary scenarios? Unsurprisingly they suggest more surveillance and greater military force. Worth a read.