Photo Illustration by John Clark, Deseret News
Whew! We survived the zeros, or whatever you call that 10-year-span we just lived through. Now it's time to look ahead to the 2010s.
The Deseret News asked Utah planners, pundits and prognosticators to guess what the state will look like by 2020. Long story really short: bigger and mostly better.
Short story longer: There will probably be 700,000 more of us by then; we'll need to work harder to educate the growing numbers of immigrant children; our inventions and discoveries will continue to make Utah an innovation capital; and we'll still be fighting over abortion and gay marriage.
Certainly there will be plenty of surprises in the decade ahead. But here are some educated guesses about a future that includes everything from single-cell organisms to smart roads.
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