One of the presenters was Ian Pearson. I met with Ian when I was Chief Analyst for Starlab. Ian is the Futurist for BT (British Telecom), don't let the name fool you, BT is miles ahead of AT&T etc. There is a difference between a forward thinking telecom and a 2nd rate monopoly milking its own geography. I will let you, gentle reader determine who suits which role.
Ian is a bit dour sometimes, but never afraid to think, provoke and go out on a limb, this makes him a great futurist. Ian won't be all right, but he won't be all wrong in his predictions either. Have a look at his video here. He covers a lot of ground extremely quickly and with a bit of a dire assessment, but don't shoot the messenger for the message. If you want to understand the data behind his predictions, I would suggest reading the highly esteemed Ray Kurzweil's, The Singularity is Near.
If you have anyone and I mean anyone giving you a prediction more than 3,000 days (8.2 years) into the future and they haven't read this book, (The Singularity is Near) they are talking out of their hat. Show them the door immediately as they are at best oxygen pirates. The rate of technological change is accelerating rapidly and any demographic, scientific, social or political projection will be impacted by it. You may not be able to predict a technologies impact, ultra-sound for example contributing to 100m missing women in asia, but one should acknowledge technology and try to understand its implications.