Predictions

Although we'd like to provide all the answers, questions asking about events in the future can only be answered with predictions. Have an idea when the world will end or who will win next year's Super Bowl? Add your opinion here. Only time will tell if your hunches are correct!

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History, Politics & Society
Predictions

What will happen in the year 6000?

The question that you are trying to ask is a stretch, even for the greatest and most exceptional minds today and arguably throughout world history. The enormity of time from our current time in 2020 is astronomical to comprehend for a majority of individuals. Moreover, humans have defied what has been considered conceptually possible.

Since climate change is becoming an increasingly detrimental issue in our world, I do not see human civilization living in the year 6000. However, in the extremely unlikely circumstances that our species make it to this point in Earth's history, we would have made extensive advancements in technology and space travel. We would colonize planets within diminutive and close proximity to Earth. Our future depends on what we are doing today and if we continue our dangerous habits any longer, humans will not live to see the year 6000. Instead, the human species would have already died off and been extinct. Unless we change our habits, we can envision the possibilities of what could happen by 6000 but it solely lies on predictions rather than concrete facts.

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Predictions

How accurate was john Casey's predictions?

Just watched a documental where most of his predictions have been proven true and the ones that have not been proven true is impossible to prove them false. The span of his vision went anywhere from the medical field, to the financial field to the geological formation of the Earth. He was able to cure his son's potential blindness and prevent his wife's death from tuberculosis after a doctor's prognosis that his son would become blind due to the severity of the burns in his eye and his wife would die due to the advanced stage of her tuberculosis. He predicted where oil fields could be found and the future health of the financial markets. The scariest thing is he predicted the flipping of the Earth's axis and what consequences it would bring including serious floodings is coastal areas and so on. After watching this documental I have decided to research his life and predictions because they appear to be extremely accurate and I am certain a lot can be learned from them.

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Astronomy
Predictions

How do astronauts predict planetary alignment?

Astronomers do, astronauts are people who go into space in rockets.

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Job Interviews
Labor and Employment Law
Predictions

What about the Predictive Index Test?

It's really not that simple.


The PI test is not about right or wrong, it's about where you fit best.


I took the test for a company once and they were gracious enough to share the results with me and it was quite amazing how accurate the result was.


Sure you can "fake it" by answering randomly, but most likely you'll fake yourself. It might be easy to answer "the good questions", but that might not be necessary what the company is looking for. There are company who wants their managers to be like little dictators, chose understanding and sympathetic and I guarantee you won't get a job there. Take a construction superintendent, for the most part the good ones have an ego bigger than the solar system and most companies want it that way, so if a company it's honest to itself they will actually want "SELFISH" somewhere in there.


The best I can recommend is, be honest.


Those interested in the details of Predictive Index can go to either PredictiveResults.com or piworldwide.com.

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Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones
Predictions
Natural Disasters

How do scientists predict where hurricanes will strike?

A hurricane is basically a heat-transfer mechanism for the Earth, absorbing heat in the tropics and carrying it to higher latitudes. As it takes energy from warm water, it interacts with the other weather systems it encounters. And while every hurricane is different, they all share common structures and influences. By creating mathematical models including temperatures, atmospheric pressure, and prevailing winds, scientists can forecast how these factors will affect the development and movement of a storm. Much of the programming of these models is based on the study of previous hurricanes. And because the factors are so complex and interactive, there is always a margin of uncertainty in any hurricane prediction.

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Earthquakes
Plate Tectonics
Predictions

What tool do scientists use to predict earthquakes?

a seismograph

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Grammar
Predictions

What is a compound predict?

it is somethin dat goes with ur head and your azz so its tehnolicy connected to ur belly botton= so don't asl questions iight=

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Earth Sciences
Volcanoes
Predictions

Can scientists predict volcanic eruptions?

Yes, scientists can predict volcanic eruptions, but only to a certain extent of accuracy.

One method is to use earthquakes. Earthquakes usually increase and become more violent before a volcanic eruption

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Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones
Predictions

Was Hurricane Katrina predicted?

Yes, it was tracked even as a tropical wave in the Atlantic for some time, even though nobody was certain where it would hit or how bad it would be. Even as Katrina strengthened rapidly over the Gulf of Mexico was it known quite where the storm would go, though many scientists realized that there was danger for New Orleans.

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Earthquakes
Predictions

Can an earthquake be predicted?

Seismologists prefer to attempt to quantify the risk posed by a particular fault zone rather than state exactly when an earthquake will occur (as earthquake prediction is currently impossible).

In order to assess the risk of an earthquake posed by a given fault it is necessary to understand what causes earthquakes in the first place.

In simple terms they are caused by a build up of deformation in the Earth's crust which stores energy. When the stress becomes to large, exceeding the strength of the rock, the fault zone suddenly slips and all the energy is released in one instant in the form of an earthquake.

As such, seismologists will attempt to measure the movement of the crust around a fault zone to estimate the total strain that has accumulated. This measurement is often made using high precision GPS to measure relative positions of surface features around the fault zone. They may also use terrestrial laser scanning equipment which can measure changes in the ground shape (recording deformation) or by using a special form of radar and a technique called synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR for short). This process essentially involves the use of a radar to create a series of very accurate relief maps of the ground surface over time and then to compare the maps to create a final plot showing the changes between them which is a record of the land surface deformation.

They may also use strain gauges and tilt metres within boreholes to observe ground deformations as well as a technology known as time domain reflectometry which is an electrical technique used to locate damage and deformation in electrical cables and which in turn can be used to measure subsurface deformations.

Using this information and an estimate of the strength of the rock mass, seismologists will attempt to quantify the likely risk of occurrence of an earthquake on that fault zone.

For example, seismologists had warned that a magnitude 7.0 or greater event was expected to occur on the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system (which caused the very destructive earthquake which affected Haiti in January 2010) due to the accumulated strain that had built up, however they were not able to state exactly when it would occur.

EarthquakesAbsolutely not. Earthquakes cannot be predicted per Seismologists
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Entertainment & Arts
Jokes and Riddles
Predictions

Can you die doing nothing?

Idleness has been shown to be detrimental to your health according to some studies(you can Google it, imma be lazy), so sitting around doing nothing wouldn't directly kill you, it would probably shorten your life span a bit and speed up your demise.

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Humor & Amusement
Predictions

What is the process of making a prediction based on the results of prior observations of similar events?

inference

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Predictions

2012 NHL predictions?

I know i asked myself this ? but here are my predictions

Eastern Conference

1st Pittsburgh Penguins

2nd Tampa Bay Lightning

3rd Montreal Canadiens

4th Florida Panthers

5th Winnipeg Jets

6th Toronto Maple Leafs

7th Washington Capitals

8th Boston Bruins

9th Buffalo Sabres

10th Philadelphia Flyers

11th NY Rangers

12th NY Islanders

13th NJ Devils

14th Carolina Hurricanes

15th Ottawa Senators

Notes: Philadelphia Flyers will not make it to the playoffs because they lost Carter and Richards. Winnipeg jets will make it to the playoffs because of the draft picks and some other stars too. Bruins will finish 8th because their all star players will get injured during the season. Sabres won't make the Playoffs because Miller will get traded during the season.

Western Conference

1st L.A Kings

2nd Vancouver Canucks

3rd Nashville Pedators

4th San Jose Sharks

5th Edmonton Oilers

6th Calgary Flames

7th Anaheim Ducks

8th Chicago Blackhawks

9th Detroit Red Wings

10th Colorado Avalanche

11th Columbus Blue Jackets

12th Minnesota Wild

13th Dallas Stars

14th St. Louis Blues

15th Phoenix Coyotes

Notes: Chicago and Detroit will finish the same record but the Season Series: Chicago 5-1. Phoenix will not make it to the playoffs and get the worst record in NHL with 25 wins because they lost Ilya Bryzgalov. Edmonton and Calgary will step it up for playoffs. L.A kings will get 57 wins and the presidents trophy because they have Mike Richards.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

1st Pittsburgh Penguins vs 8th Boston Bruins (Penguins in 7)

2nd Tampa Bay Lightning vs 7th Washington Capitals (Lightning in 5)

3rd Montreal Canadiens vs 6th Toronto Maple Leafs (Canadiens in 4)

4th Florida Panthers vs 5th Winnipeg Jets (Jets in 6)

Western Conference Quarterfinals

1st L.A Kings vs 8th Chicago Blackhawks (Kings in 6)

2nd Vancouver Canucks vs 7th Anaheim Ducks (Ducks in 7)

3rd Nashville Pedators vs 6th Calgary Flames (Pedators in 4)

4th San Jose Sharks vs 5th Edmonton Oilers (Sharks in 5)

Eastern Conference Semifinals

1st Pittsburgh Penguins vs 5th Winnipeg Jets (Jets in 6)

2nd Tampa Bay Lightning vs 3rd Montreal Canadiens (Canadiens in 6)

Western Conference Semifinals

1st L.A Kings vs 7th Anaheim Ducks (Kings in 4)

3rd Nashville Pedators vs 4th San Jose Sharks (Pedators in 5)

Eastern Conference Finals

3rd Montreal Canadiens vs 5th Winnipeg Jets (Jets in 7)

Western Conference Finals

1st L.A Kings vs 3rd Nashville Pedators (Pedators in 7)

Stanley Cup Finals

3rd Nashville Pedators vs 5th Winnipeg Jets (Pedators in 6)

Shea Weber will be named the Finals MVP

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Scientists
Predictions

How do scientists predict comet movement?

Almost all known comets follow an elliptical or circular path. This means that, over time, they return to our solar system at regular intervals. Astronomers identify each comet, and track its movement while it's in our 'neighbourhood' - then use the data to predict when it will next return.

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Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones
Predictions

Why is it difficult to predict a hurricane in less than 24 hours?

It isn't. Predictions of 24 hours and less for hurricanes are often quite accurate. It is past 3 days that prediction becomes difficult.

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Human Behavior
Predictions
Emotions

Can human behavior be predicted?

Yes, human behavior can be sometimes be predicted.

There is a very interesting theory of personality types based on just 3 personalities. It is called the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of Clarks, Scotts and Rogers). It is a reasonable, easy to understand and useful tool. Once you can see the world through the eyes of another, behavior becomes understandable. What's more, one of the more beneficial (and fun) aspects of the Doctrine is the ability to predict the behavior of each (Clark, Scott or Roger) in any given situation. The Wakefield Doctrine lets you see the people in your life in a way that will have you saying, "So that's why they act that way!"

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Global Warming
Predictions

What are the expert predictions about global warming?

Answer:A recent poll of scientists in different fields has found that 97 per cent of those who published at least half of their peer-reviewed research in the climate field agreed that global temperatures are rising and that human activity was significant in this process. So there is substantial consensus among those we should regard as experts in this field.

Temperatures have continued to rise, with the last decade being the warmest since records began, so climate experts predicte to continue to rise over the course of the twentieth century, by between 1.1 and 6.4 degrees celsius, depending in part on the extent to which humans choose to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However, the extent of warming will not be evenly distributed around the globe. And several recent studies conclude that even if the composition of today's atmosphere were fixed (which would imply a dramatic reduction in current emissions), surface air temperatures would continue to warm by up to 0.9 degrees C.

Sea levels are predicted to rise by between 0.9 and 1.5 metres over the same period. More frequent and intense storm activity, droughts and floods are also predicted.

Answer:Global warming has been identified as a major issue for the global community. More properly this is called "Global Climate Change" as some areas may be warmer, some cooler, some wetter, some drier...

Background:

The contention of the larger number of climatologists is that human activities since the industrial revolution have increased the content of CO2, methane and other gases in the atmosphere that trap solar heat. At the same time human activities have reduced the forest cover that had traditionally absorbed these same materials. They state that an increasing level of these atmospheric constituents has lead to a chain of chemical and physical changes that have increased the world's average temperature.

Observations of atmospheric gas composition, average sea water temperatures, atmospheric temperatures etc. confirm the trends and support the proposition.

Potential Impacts:

1. The sea levels may rise. Technically this may be caused by melting ice from the polar ice caps or an increase in sea height as the less dense water is less compressed. Low lying land like many Pacific Islands and Miami will be under water.

2. Serious climate changes may result from diverted ocean currents. As an example, the Gulf Stream keeps Europe warm. If the Stream is not running Europe may be much cooler and drier. Crops may not grow.

3. Ecology changes on the land could include species of animals and plants extending their range to the polar regions. Local flora and fauna may become extinct. A good example is the spread of Africanized bees and Fire Ants. Sea life may also be impacted both through the introduction of competitive species presently kept in other areas by water temperature changes, and by failure to adapt to less saline water.

4. Human society may be disrupted if changes in rainfall and temperature cause crop failure. Famine refugees may require significant humanitarian attention by the "lucky" nations.
There are various predictions being made about global warming by different scholars. There are predictions that the in the very near future the temperatures will rise on the surface of the earth as a result of depletion of the ozone layer.

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Meteorology and Weather
Predictions

Why is it so hard to predict the weather?

The short answer:
  1. We lack the ability to continuously observe the atmosphere and assimilate these data.
  2. Our ability to analyze these data are severely limited by inadequate computing speed and storage.
  3. We lack a complete understanding of the physical processes operating in the atmosphere and elsewhere which contribute to what we know as our weather.
More technically...There are somewhere around 5 billion cubic kilometers of air in the Troposphere, and to predict the weather accurately we need to know exactly what's going on in every space at every second. Parts of the stratosphere are important, as are the nuances in intensity and type of radiation from the sun. The condition of the surface of Earth is extremely important, particularly in terms of soil moisture, vegetation, and especially water temperatures going down quite a bit in depth.

Obviously, it's impossible to constantly know the exact conditions of all of this. Because we do not, we are already starting with error in our forecast. Due to the chaotic nature of the atmosphere, these errors rapidly accumulate as we go out in time. These processes are stochastic, that is, the next iteration depends upon the previous condition, so alter that condition and you quickly unravel out of control.

Furthermore, we rely on sophisticated computer models as tools to help predict weather, inputting all the observations that we do have and running these through a parameterized (simplified) physical model of the way the atmosphere works. These models are governed by everything we know in fluid dynamics and mechanics, radiative transfer, etc., to output a specific scenario for the state of the atmosphere at a given time. Obviously, we are constrained by our computing power in our ability to represent the system realistically. For example, the grid on which these are run (which means there is one value for temperature, pressure etc. in each cell) can be quite coarse, and not resolve local differences in nature.

Finally, our understanding of certain processes occurring in the atmosphere and interactions among the systems is inadequate. If we do not completely understand why things occur, we cannot model and predict them accurately.

It's a wonder that we can predict the weather at all!

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History of England
Definitions
Predictions

What is predicting outcome?

Predicting outcomes is telling what might possibly happen next.

Trying to think something before it happens

to hypothesise the coming event

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Earthquakes
Plate Tectonics
Predictions

How are earthquakes predicted?

Seismologists prefer to attempt to quantify the risk posed by a particular fault zone rather than state exactly when an earthquake will occur (as this is currently impossible).

In order to assess the risk of an earthquake posed by a given fault it is necessary to understand what causes earthquakes in the first place.

In simple terms they are caused by a build up of deformation in the Earth's crust which stores energy. When the stress becomes too large, exceeding the strength of the rock, the fault zone suddenly slips and all the energy is released in one instant in the form of an earthquake.

As such, seismologists will attempt to measure the movement of the crust around a fault zone to estimate the total strain that has accumulated. This measurement is often made using high precision GPS to measure relative positions of surface features around the fault zone. They may also use terrestrial laser scanning equipment which can measure changes in the ground shape (recording deformation) or by using a special form of radar and a technique called synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR for short). This process essentially involves the use of a radar to create a series of very accurate relief maps of the ground surface over time and then to compare the maps to create a final plot showing the changes between them which is a record of the land surface deformation.

They may also use strain gauges and tilt metres within boreholes to observe ground deformations as well as a technology known as time domain reflectometry which is an electrical technique used to locate damage and deformation in electrical cables and which in turn can be used to measure subsurface deformations.

Using this information and an estimate of the strength of the rock mass, seismologists will attempt to quantify the likely risk of occurrence of an earthquake on that fault zone.

For example, seismologists had warned that a magnitude 7.0 or greater event was expected to occur on the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system (which caused the very destructive earthquake which affected Haiti in January 2010) due to the accumulated strain that had built up, however they were not able to state exactly when it would occur.
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Astrology
Predictions

Can Astrology predict the future?

According to astrologers, the future can be predicted by astrology. But as with all things good, there is a catch here too. Although astrologers claim to be able to predict the future, and there has been plenty of evidence over the years to support their claims, they are very clear to point that astrology can only predict major events and trends in the future, and not specific details. So, astrology may be able to predict whether you are going to have a good few years in the near future or go through a rough time, but it may not be able to predict the reasons for it.

Astrologers also say that astrological predictions are all made, keeping in mind, that things will run their natural course. But due to variables such as the Free Will of people, such events may not always come to pass in their natural course and may be affected by the choices that any person makes at any point in their life. These choices, which are made out of your Free Will, can alter predictions about the future, positively as well as negatively. Thus, although the cosmic bodies and their positions are a very accurate and reliable source of knowing the future, what is also true is that no one is bound by their stars, and all of us make choices which affect our future and the astrological predictions about it.

Apart from its ability to predict future trends, astrology can also be used to create the future. For example, a friend, a professional musician, was about to audition for a gig. I advised him to show up early, before a void-of-course Moon kicked in (nothing comes of things started during a void-of-course Moon). He did as suggested, leaving all the other candidates to audition while the Moon was void-of-course. As luck would have it, the band leader chose someone else for the job -- but that choice was made while the Moon was void-of-course (yes, we took that into account). As it turned out, the person picked had a scheduling conflict and couldn't perform with the band, so my friend received an "unexpected message" a few days later (shown by his own natal chart) offering him the job instead.

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Desserts, Snacks, and Treats
Rhetorical Questions
Improbable History
Predictions

What is mint rubbing?

In popular culture, the phrase "rubbing mint" has come to mean "wasting time." A group of clever Romanians took the idea of this phrase and ran with it, creating a whole organization, the Romanian Mint Rubbing Association, dedicated to the concept.

According to the Romanian Mint Rubbing Association, mint rubbing is a "time and life management technique" that millions of people around the world participate in. The scent is supposed to give rubbers a sense of calm and peace that allows them to open their mind, relax and get away from the problems of their day. Mint rubbers are supposed to find time each day to sit with ground mint and rub it between their fingers. Others might go further and rub whole-leaf mint on various parts of their body.

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Mayans
The End of the World (apocalypse)
Predictions

We are going to die in 2012 everybody says we are -but why?

According to the Mayan calendar, the date at which the calendar ends is said to be December 21st, 2012. Some people believe that the Mayans predicted a great Apocalypse was going to happen on this date, and that it would be the end of the world and all chaos would break loose with massive tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes erupting, earthquakes, etc. Though these details are overwhelmingly scary, there is no proof that this actually will happen.

Personally (don't take my word for it), I feel that none of this will happen. Maybe some major event will happen instead of a natural disaster.

Again don't quote me on anything because it's just my opinion that some of this stuff may or may not happen.

It's up to you whether to believe the world will end or that nothing will happen.

The Mayan prediction refers to the ending of the "Fifth World". What happened to the end of the world at the end of the First, Second, Third and Fourth Worlds was that there was a political change. And so "That World" ended, and a "New World" began. So while the "Fifth World" will (allegedly) end 12/21/2012, a "Sixth World" will (allegedly) begin the very next day. Rejoice! Be happy! And don't be scared, be prepared! Knowledge IS ACTUALLY beneficial.

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Groundhog Day
Canada
Predictions

What is the name of the famous groundhog that predicts the weather on Groundhog Day?

Punxsutawney Phil is the name of the famous Groundhog who predicts the weather. He resides in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

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Chemistry
Predictions

An element's properties can be predicted from its?

position on the Periodic Table

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