Guardian Unlimited reports: "Information chips implanted in the brain. Electromagnetic pulse weapons. The middle classes becoming revolutionary, taking on the role of Marx's proletariat. The population of countries in the Middle East increasing by 132%, while Europe's drops as fertility falls. "Flashmobs" - groups rapidly mobilized by criminal gangs or terrorists groups."
It's a bleak report, but it is interesting from a technological point of view. Everything from middle class upraises to neutron weapons, and everything in between.