If you go to Silicon Valley today, you will see people paying for coffee in Bitcoin , cars driving themselves, VR becoming common at home. You'll hear talk of CRISPR, and how it can be used to immunize humans retroactively from previously incurable viruses, or edit mutated cancer genes in real-time. And maybe you've heard of a guy named Elon Musk .
The internet has matured, and the unprecedented technology that it has grown will be coming to market over the next 5 years. This is not like anything we've seen before.
Though we'll likely see a dip, the long term growth will be explosive.
Hold onto your butts.
Right now, almost everyone in the world has a super computer in their pocket.
On AI: you can get a refill on toilet paper by asking a speaker in your living room. Cars can drive *themselves*. And that is just the "current state". AI is coming at every aspect of your life.
On space: rockets can land without crashing.
On VR: this is something that most people still see as a novelty. Truth is it will have a massive impact in almost every industry. On top of that tech advances in VR contribute to advances in AI (GPUs).
On CRISPR: Not just healthcare. Think about the agricultural implications of gene editing.
On Bitcoin: well, it's bitcoin.
If you believe the Fed can manipulate the market as you suggest, then combined with all of this I think a continuation of our usual up and to the right is not so crazy.
There is a Coursera certificate right now, for example, called "Autonomous Car Engineering". Would have sounded crazy 5 years ago; new generations adapt into the new jobs.