The world behind 30 years according to scientists
The world in thirty years – according to scientists at Helwett-Packard Labs, who published their predictions in the report of the think-tank Forum for the Future – it won't look its best. “Climate change will have at least this effect on the economy, like today's crisis” – we read in the report. What exactly will happen? Already at the beginning of the report, we begin to fidget nervously in the chairs. “The year is 2050” – we read – “global resources are dwindling. The US president called on the United Nations to dissolve itself. Globalization is on the decline, trade barriers are rising, water conflicts multiply, food and energy”. The report predicts, that the so-called. “climate refugees” they will make up already 18 percentage of New Zealand's population (it goes, among others. about the inhabitants of the Oceania islands, which – as a result of rising ocean levels – are flooded). What else are the specialists from Forum for Future for?
Artificial meat and “eco-shaft”
On the one hand – Technological development will make our lives a little easier. We will eat artificially farmed meat, irrigation will begin in the Middle East and Northern Sahara. Governments will make decisions based on the expertise and calculations made by supercomputers. Our lives will be increasingly influenced by the development of virtual societies – it will actually be ours “second Life”. Nanotechnology will develop, a tzw. “intelligent dust” it will be used for many purposes – from medical to spyware. The US East Coast will be sheltered by an eco-embankment, which is not enough, that it would protect them from such cataclysms, like Katrina or Ike, this additionally converts their power into energy.
On the other hand, we will be dealing with a completely new type of conflict – climate conflicts. As scientists predict, NATO can consider violations of environmental agreements an attack on its members and react with military force. Central United States and Australia – more and more dry – they will become a place, from which there will be a mass exodus of people. The Olympics will only take place in cyberspace. We'll even come up with something like this, how “patriotic vegetarianism” in China – relying on this, that a large part of the nation will make a commitment to nourish itself “cheaply, efficiently” and without any special burden on state resources.