As genetic engineering will be guiding our planet and thecuts in health care for the old will lead to legal eutanasia for old people, our own body, being in its twenties, will be the most precious thing we own, clinging desparately to our lives and our physical integrity. All kinds of bodily pleasures and risks will therefore be re-evaluated and mostly be boiled down to 100% harmless physical activities o nthe one hand (unless of course, you can't afford the right to a healthy body) and more and more extreme virtual manslaughters on the other. So, roller coasters will most likely go extinct, and become virtual rides only, that may contain the same elements and devices, but will virtually stimulate our body in many other ways. *** Edited 1/16/2004 2:56:13 PM UTC by superman***
Don't forget Cedar Point will run out of space and build a coaster in Lake Erie, SFAW will get Shockwave, Tidal Wave, Viper (SFGAdv), and perhaps the loops from Steel Phantom, Maurer Shone (or whatever they are) will invent the launched-looping-spinning-overbanked-twisted-lap-bar-only mouse coaster, Six Flags will still lose attendance because of Sept. 11 and SFMM will go berserk and up and move to Toledo, Ohio so that they ARE in competition with Cedar Point.
Oh yea and Kennywood will buy West Mifflin and build the first 20 mile long hyper coaster up and down the Ohio river in addition to the world's first "traditional" launched eighty inversion coaster ...
You can make a graph based on overall speed and height increases over the past 20-30 years and then project out 10 years. You could also mention that the increases weren't steady, but came in spurts (mOOSH, don't you say it! ;) ).
Seriously though, depending on the scope of the project, it might be a good idea (and would demonstarte your mastery of stats).