Scientific American put together an interactive piece on 12 events that could drastically change the world, from nuclear exchange to cold fusion to the discovery of other dimensions. Pretty much all the stuff Lost totally prepared us for.
The feature illustrates all of the potentialities - the breakthroughs and the catastrophes alike - with diagrams, photograph and expert video interviews: Frank Drake, the man behind the famous Drake's Equation, speaks on the near-future of extraterrestrial search, and interactive timelines plot the progress of artificial intelligence over the last decade.
Taken together, the piece is like a looking glass into future Michael Bay movies - it's all spectacular stuff that will undoubtedly inspire humans to band together and move united into the future. You don't want to be left out of that, do you? Consider this your primer. [Scientific American]