Some interesting forecasts can be found here: http://www.wfs.org/Forecasts_From_The_Futurist_Magazine
This is my favourite:
8. The future of science is in the hands of crowdsourcing amateurs.
The forecast: So-called “citizen science,” which uses networks of volunteers in scientific research, is on its way to becoming the favored twenty-first-century model for conducting large-scale scientific research. Some of the organizations involved in citizen science include the Cornell University Ornithology Lab, the United States Rocket Academy, and NASA, among many others.