1. This year yellow will be the #1 trending color. Pretty sure I'm right about this. Remember purple ties? Purple everything? Yellow is next. I think the World Cup - held in Africa for the first time ever - will have a ripple effect on clothing. Think the Ghanaian flag. (Serious)
2. The idea that "humor is power" will gain acceptance. I can remember sitting in a Critical Thinking class years ago and thinking about this as we studied fallacies. There should be a humor-based fallacy, since we must be far more likely to believe/agree with information or a viewpoint if we feel it has been shared with us in a funny way. As a social scientist, I'd say this trend has continued and will continue... to continue. Humor is pretty huge. Jon Stewart once said that his cultural/political influence "scared the hell out of him" - or something like that - anyways... very influential due to funniness.
3. Professional sports teams will make significant breakthroughs in identifying "injury-prone" athletes at young ages, so they can avoid them. Maybe there is a genetic answer? On the other hand, I do feel that the idea of "injury-prone" is probably more myth than reality. I'd have looked into this long ago if medical scholarly journals were free.... Anyways, athletes are investments and injury problems mean a diminished return on investment, so yeah... Gattica.
4. Former Blue Jay third baseman Edwin Encarnacion, and current 1B/DH will hit "54 home runs after a slight adjustment to his batting stance." (Not serious, credit to a commenter on my 2nd fave Jays blog for the humor that few else will get.)
Good luck not writing "2010" on checks, forms, and homework.