Extrapolation – a nice simple aid to understanding what probably comes next.
For instance – religion is on its way out. As we become more connected and understand each other better, and as we all have access to information via the web, the parochial nonsense of religious ideology will wither and die. Map the lines of the berserkly religious starting 50 years ago, and watch how it withers to nothing in abut 20 year’s time.
Religion is over, unless we suffer some appalling set-back. The more technological a society we become, the more religion will wither, taking its rightful place with the likes of horoscopes and witchcraft in humanity’s history.