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Back In 2000, The CIA Made These Predictions For 2015

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Back in 2000, the CIA published a 70-page report on what the world would be like in 2015.

Here were some of those predictions, according to a December 2000 story from the Telegraph.

“International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organisations rather than governments.” Verdict: Probably true. Though it is sometimes hard to distinguish between non-state actors and state actors. Just look at the Islamic State or the possibly-not-North Korean hackers who took down Sony.

“Between now and 2015 terrorist tactics will become increasingly sophisticated and designed to achieve mass casualties.” Verdict: Definitely true. Sadly, this prediction became true within months.

“Iraq and Iran [will] develop long range missiles in the near future. Iran … could be testing such weapons by as early as the coming year, and cruise missiles by 2004.” Verdict: Both true and false. Iran is definitely working on an ICBM, but it won’t test it till next year.

Source: uk.businessinsider.com
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