Although we've experienced less than a fifth of it so far, the 21st Century is an era rife with possibilities. From digital technologies' takeoff to the scourge of impending climate change, humanity's now faced with an array of oft-unprecedented challenges, and opportunities alike.
Though they may rendered be way off base as future decades come and go, it's nonetheless a prompt worth addressing: what are our predictions--about culture, politics, technology, the economy, etc.--for the rest of the 21st Century?
Post by alternatehistoryfox on Nov 25, 2020 3:18:20 GMT
If reality takes my future-history setting as it did Stand on Zanzibar, well, prepare your butts because you won't be able to get off the wild ride that would ensue. We're talking 'yeah, international trade breaks down and wars over resources become a real thing again' with nuclear and biological terrorism being a thing while Russia pumps out memetic weapons by the container shipload to ensure everyone would be busy while it rebuilds itself (which, in of itself, will cause hundreds of millions of deaths worldwide outside of Russia-controlled territory and turn Russia into the next Carthage at best for the majority of the future nations and even megacorporations...) and automation continues to annihilate the job markets... and that's just for this century.