Could French make a comeback as the world's lingua franca?

In a recent article on Forbes.com Pascal-Emmanuel Gorby talks about languages of the future. We all know that currently English is undoubtedly the world's lingua franca and has been for quite some time now. It is the language people all over the world use to communicate with each other, be it for social or professional reasons. It is the global language of business and commerce, technology and culture. But how long will the dominance of the English language last and will it at some point be replaced by some other language? According to the article, French may well be the language of the future. How likely is that to happen?

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