Making predictions is never wise especially if you live to see your predictions failing (remember Y2K?) , but looking at numbers there are evidences that some of these predictions will definitely come true. For example, demographic changes across the world are a certainty.
Last week, I was one of 28 scientists, and a handful of social scientists, invited by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs to discuss science and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), successors to the Millennium Development Goals.
The UN voted in favour of a ban on all human cloning but it was 'non-binding' so the UK continues to experiment with cloned embryos from which stem cells can be used to treat disease. However, 'reproductive cloning' was made illegal in the UK in 2001.
Scientists habitually moan that the public doesn't understand them. But they complain too much: public ignorance isn't peculiar to science. It's sad if some citizens can't tell a proton from a protein.