} Well, first of all, I have to disagree with your whole cosmological
} view there, being, as you mentioned, the Oracle. If each of us were
} angles with only one "wing," that would make us straight lines, and
} thoroughly incapable of flight.
} As far as the future... well, being omnipotent, I see the future as a
} small, dimpled sphere, much like a large orange, or a small grapefruit.
} However, this is probably of little help to you, being fixed in linear
} time as you are, and having no capacity to view the future directly. It
} seems that even within your own limited scope of time, you are somewhat
} confused. Nostradamus before me, indeed. Where do you think he was
} getting his stuff from, anyway? Freaking tea leaves?
} <Sigh>... I suppose like every one else in your timeframe, you are more
} interested in specific "future" events, thinking that this knowledge
} will actually help you in some way. Well, it won't. But here you go:
} have a blast, pretend you have some control over your future. It'll be
} amusing for me to watch.
} -- New Year's Eve at the dawn of the year 2000 will be a great
} disappointment. After building it up for months, you will arrive at the
} stroke of midnight drunk and confused, like every year. You may get
} lucky, but she'll be faking it.
} -- In 2008, the Internet will be accessible from 78% of homes
} worldwide, causing global intelligence to plummet precipitously. The
} most popular Halloween costume will be the :).
} -- By the year 2016, there will be more Starbucks Coffee franchises
} than places of worship in the United States. Hundreds of infants will
} be sacrificed nationwide to Latte, Goddess of Valdez.
} -- The members of the Rolling Stones will pass away within weeks of
} each other in the year 2021, except for Keith Richards, who, it will be
} revealed, died in 1987.
} -- By the year 2042, life will precisely resemble the world in the
} chilling George Lucas vision of the future, "THX 1138," with one
} difference: everyone will have more hair.
} Oh, and buy Lucent Technologies (NASDAQ: LU).
} You owe the Oracle the director's cut of "THX 1138" on DVD, and a tall
} decaf skim no-foam mocha.