Prediction: The Google-cratic State of California by 2020
Larry Page has a lot of money and wants a place to try so-called "illegal" ideas.
The State of California is heavily in debt. Or at least is was last time I checked (I confess US state politics isn't something I keep tabs on); even so, surely the US could claw back some of it's debt by selling off California to the world's most loved web presence.
Anyway just saying. Probably someone said this two days ago, but I promise this prediction came completely from my own brain.