The government will continue to erode at our civil liberties, while our resources continue to dwindle. Corporations will have greater control over our lives, and the general quality of life and opportunities for prosperity will continue their downward spiral until, There will be a ruling oligarchy, and an impoverished majority, and no middle class. This is the result of Rapeublican policy. And they are in their end game even now.
Transportation and Communication will change radically driven by energy costs and scarcity. Already businesses have embraced teleconferencing and to some extent telecommuting. I suspect that the cost to attend college in person will become so outrageous that fewer people will go away to school and will either train for a specialty (employer paid perhaps) or attend classes remotely from remote centers. Some people today are accumulating college education debt that they can not pay back much before the end of their career.