1. A film like ‘The Matrix’ has explored the idea that we might be living in virtual reality. But what evidence is there for or against this hypothesis? And what are its implications?
  2. After you graduate will you go for a higher degree like an M.A. or a Ph.D.?
  3. After your children grow up what will you do?
  4. Can fortune-tellers predict the future?
  5. Can robots tie shoes?
  6. Can you think of movies that have robots in them? Did you enjoy this movie?
  7. China’s and India’s populations and economies are growing quickly, what do you think China and India will be like in 50 years?
  8. Could there be another world war in the future? How can we prevent a world war from happening?
  9. Do robots go to college?
  10. Do you believe animals can be preserved?
  11. Do you believe faster-than-light travel is possible?
  12. Do you have an idea for an invention?
  13. Do you know ISAAC ASIMOV? What did he do?
  14. Do you know who will be your future husband?
  15. Do you know who you are marrying?
  16. Do you think houses will be more environmentally friendly in the future?
  17. Do you think life will be more difficult or easier for our grandchildren? In what ways?
  18. Do you think one-day robots will serve as childcare providers?
  19. Do you think that one-day robots will serve as childcare providers?
  20. Do you think the Earth will become overpopulated? Will there be any forests left?
  21. Do you think the future will be better or worse for your grandchildren? In what ways?
  22. Do you think we create a new problem with each invention? Think of examples.
  23. Do you want to get married? When will you get married?
  24. How can we preserve the future for the next generation?
  25. How do you think you will change in the future?
  26. How do you think your country will change in the future?
  27. How long will people live in the future?
  28. How old will people live to be in the future?
  29. How will cellphones change in the future?
  30. How will computers change in the future?
  31. How will electronics be different?
  32. How will fashion change in the future?
  33. How will India and China affect the environment in the future?
  34. How will medicine and health care change in the future?
  35. How will technology change?
  36. How will the development of robots that think to change your future?
  37. How will the United States and the world order change?
  38. How will transportation develop in future times?
  39. How will you change the world?
  40. How will you use English in the future?
  41. How would you feel if your child liked the robot better than he/she liked you?
  42. If it were possible to read minds, would you want to?
  43. If we could make molecule-sized robots, what could we do with them?
  44. If we suddenly found out there were alien civilizations on other planets, would that change our world? How?
  45. If you could fly on a rocket faster than light, and return to Earth in 1,000 years, would you do it?
  46. If you could live under the ocean, would you want to?
  47. If you don’t like your job now. What is the job you would like to have in the future?
  48. Imagine the job you wish to hold when you get older – could a robot be programmed to do that job as well as you?
  49. In 50 years there are projected to be 10 billion people on the earth. How will that affect the future?
  50. Is it possible to know the future?
  51. Is there anything that does not yet exist that you would like to see invented? What is it?
  52. Should the world solve all of its problems before humans move into space?
  53. What are the positive and negative effects of technology in the future?
  54. What do you hope to do in your life?
  55. What does the future hold?
  56. What high school are you going to go to?
  57. What if you could program your children’s genetics? Would you want to? What would you change?
  58. What is AI?
  59. What is robotics?
  60. What is something that will happen in the future that you are looking forward to?
  61. What is the definition of a ‘robot’?
  62. What is the future of money?
  63. What is your lifetime dream?
  64. What kind of developments might happen in health care in the future?
  65. What kind of music will your children listen to?
  66. What kind of neighborhood will you live in when you get older?
  67. What kind of sci-fi movie will the future be like? (The Matrix, Terminator, i-Robot, Minority Report etc.)
  68. What new kinds of energy might be used in the next 100 years? The next 1000 years?
  69. What other things will change about life in the future?
  70. What type of job would you like to do in the future? How do you get that type of job? Will you make much money in that job?
  71. What will cities be like 50 years from now? Think about how these will change (make two or three predictions for each): Transportation, Pollution, Crime, Advertising, Buildings, Work, Shopping, Nightlife,
  72. What will education be like in the future?
  73. What will future houses look like?
  74. What will happen if we keep polluting the environment?
  75. What will life be like when you are 40?
  76. What will the cars of the future do?
  77. What will the future be like?
  78. What will the human race look like in 1,000,000 years?
  79. What will you do after this class?
  80. What will you do after you finish university?
  81. What will you do before you get married?
  82. What will you do this weekend?
  83. When will humans live on another planet?
  84. When will you graduate?
  85. Where did the word ‘robot’ come from?
  86. Where do you hope to travel before you die?
  87. Where do you plan on going in the future?
  88. Where do you plan on going to college?
  89. Where will we get our energy when we run out of oil?
  90. Where will you be and what will you be doing in 10 years?
  91. Where will you move after you finish university?
  92. Who invented the very first computer?
  93. Who should live on the moon? Should land on the moon be bought and sold?
  94. Will computers ever take over the world?
  95. Will humans ever meet aliens? What will the meeting be like?
  96. Will robots be as smart as people? Will they get jobs too?
  97. Will robots replace humans?
  98. Will robots take our jobs?
  99. Will science find a solution to the environmental problems we have? What kind of solution will it be?
  100. Will the climate keep changing or go back to normal?
  101. Will there be one global culture? If so, what will it look like?
  102. Will we be able to add machines to our body to improve it in the future?
  103. Will you have children?
  104. Would you become half-robot if it meant living 1000 years?
  105. Would you like to have a robot in your house?
  106. Would you like to live in a city inside a building?
  107. Would you like to live in cyberspace? What could you do there? How would it differ from life in reality?
  108. Would you marry a robot?
  109. Would you want to live on another planet?

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