Michel de Nostredame was a 16th century French philosopher who, according to followers, has predicted many historical events including the French Revolution, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and 9/11.
Nostradamus wrote his first set of Quatrains, four line predictions, in 1555 and books are still being rolled out today.
After a year full of surprises and political upsets, believers have looked once again to Nostradamus’ writings to try to predict what the new year will bring.
His prophecies, which he wrote in four-line verse, are of course open to interpretation – but here are some verses that could possibly shed a little light on what we can expect within 2017-2020…..
On the world stage, China could make bold moves to cure the “economic imbalance” in the world with far-reaching effects, according to believers Italy could face financial hardship with rising unemployment and loans making it the “epicentre” of a fresh eurozone crisis.
The most terrifying of the alleged prophecies is a “Hot War” over global warming and diminishing resources, with the greatest threats said to be biological warfare and terrorism.
In terms of technology, Nostradamus predicted that cloud computing would simply become known as computing, solar power would become more widespread, and commercial space travel would take off with orbital flights around the Earth.