Predictions are a mug’s game. If they come true, you likely didn’t push your thinking hard enough. If they don’t come true, you risk looking like an idiot. Nonetheless, we asked attendees and speakers at this year’s TED conference to share what they think might radically change society, life, technology and so on in the next 30 years.

From machine intelligence to post-subsistence economies, Google’s Blaise Ag├╝era y Arcas lays out 6 (okay, 7) ways everything is set to change.

From the climate crisis to rising inequality to the debate about transparency and privacy, vote in our online poll to determine which will be the biggest driver of change in the next 30 years.

The technology advances of the last 30 years were great. But they’re just the start. What’s most exciting is still to come, says author Nilofer Merchant.

We asked speakers and attendees at TED2014 to riff off the conference’s theme — “The Next Chapter” — and tell us what might radically change society, life, technology in the *next* 30 years. From funny to insightful, the answers will surprise you.

What will it mean when almost anyone can read and understand the world and everything on it, in it, and above it — in real time, at will? Andrew Blau investigates.