Think about how the World might change in the next 25 years. One way to come up with a topic is to reflect on how the World has changed in the past 25 years. Cellular phones, the internet, and hybrid vehicles did not exist 25 years ago, but are common today.

Please write a paper that describes your view of one aspect of the future of your World in 25 years. This view should include your predictions for how the World might change and the effects of those changes on humans and our lives. An example might be medical technology breakthroughs and the effects on our lives. Another example might be how having even more people on the Earth because of human population growth might strain our natural resources. Please pick only one topic to discuss, do not cover more than one topic. Be creative and use examples that interest you. Use specific examples to support your opinions.

The essay must be 2 pages in length, typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins. Spelling and grammar will be taken into account for grading.

You must use at least 5 web sites on the internet as references for your paper. Use these sites to help you support your prediction of the future. Please be sure to include your web address citations in the body of your paper where you use the information. YOU MAY NOT USE ANY FORM OF WIKIPEDIA AS REFERENCES IN THIS CLASS! USE OF WIKIPEDIA AS A REFERENCE WILL EARN YOU A GRADE OF ZERO FOR THE ASSIGNMENT!

As a way to ensure originality of your work, this class uses the Originality Checker from Turnitin. An assignment submission on Turnitin generates an Originality Report. The Originality Report is the result of comparison between the text of the submission against the search targets in Turnitinas resources a directories, repositories, journals, etc. Any matching or highly similar text is detailed in the Originality Report. The Originality Checker will compare your paper to all papers that have ever been turned in to this class, internet databases, scientific journals, and other publications. Along with your grade for the assignment, you will receive an Originality Report that indicates the Similarity Index of the paper, based on the amount of matching or similar text that was detected.

Appropriateness of topic chosen and described. Did you discuss the future of a topic? Did you find appropriate references?

Did you find and use 5 internet references that supported your paper?

Did you follow instructions for the length and format for the paper? Did you follow the instructor directions for the correct way to cite your internet references?

Did you decribe the changes on humans and the effects on our lives from the subject of your paper?

You need to cite all of your internet references when you send in your papers.

The way that you must cite your references is for you to put the web addresses in the body of the
paper. For example...

According to CNN.com, dolphins can recognize their names (names.reut/index.html). This is so cool because my brother who is 16 still cannot do this.