Currently, there are more female students in American universities than male students (Bender, 1982). Consequently, a rapidly increasing share of American leaders, in the next decade, will be women, thereby producing a notable power shift in the social, political and economic environment.
Additionally, the next decade will witness the emergence of health care revolution, beginning with the emergence of customized treatment and drugs. The precursor of customized treatment is the development of medication tailored to individual genetic markers. For instance, herceptin is a drug tailored to treat breast cancer in patients with specific genetic markers. Another notable change in the next 10 years will be the incidence of transhumanism, which is a school of thought that poises that technology and science will allow humans to deal with disabilities then enhance and exceed their natural capabilities. This includes stem cell therapies, brain pacemakers and prosthetics (Friedman, 2012).
The Internet will be at the center of all the aforementioned changes since it facilitates the conduct of intensive research through the examination of past records and correspondence between researchers regardless of the geographic distance between researchers. The Internet will enable researchers from the US and other countries across the globe to conduct comprehensive research and experiments in order to create and enhance technologies that foster the quality of life, for instance, by treating diseases and helping people cope with disabilities. The Internet will also be instrumental in enhancing contact between girls and their role models thereby enhancing motivation and creating an environment in which girls appreciate themselves and their potential, which will consequently enhance the role of females in the society and workplace. For instance, the Internet is presently enabling girls to interact with their role models through social media sites