(Taking a break from personal history)
I read with interest Jonathon Porritt’s vision of what the world could be in 2050.
He has an optimistic view. Most diseases cured, much healthier living giving us longer lives. Obesity and diabetes under control. Use of fossil fuels gone. Only energy used would be from renewable sources. He sees solar energy and one I have always wondered about wave/tide energy.
What do you think? Can you try to imagine what it will be like only 36 years from now? How much have we advanced since 1978? Are you better off now than ‘78? Is the World?
Mr. Porritt is touted to be very intelligent. He has sort of a think tank of intellectuals. I appreciate intelligence, people who can envision the future.
I never fail to think of 1984, as predicted in Orwell’s novel written in 1948. Coincidently 36 years apart. Mostly it never came about, but some still feel it is headed that way!
We are already farming the wind and sun for a lot of power. But every day someone comes up with another tool or ‘gadget’ to use more and more energy.
I want to believe Mr. Porritt, because I like positive people. I try to be positive but when I think of the poor countries over the world that would have to be lifted past the present USA/UK & EU standards, it boggles my mind.
If I have learned anything in my 75 years it is 36 years is a short time.
No flying cars are predicted, but 27 hr work weeks are and with overtime forbidden; giving us more leisure time, well maybe you, but we will be gone.
No currency to speak of, everything will be done by value transferred.
He predicts NO TRASH, everything recycled.
So what do you think? Do we have anyone with vision enough to unite folks enough to solve the world’s poverty problems?
Can humans realize they need each other enough to not go to war?
I remember when we said, WWII was the war to end all wars. BUT that only lasted 6-7 years then we were involved in Korea.
In the mean time Africa never stopped the small wars.
What do you see in the future?
Thanks for coming this way.
I am going out on a limb and saying we will eliminate the penny in our monetary system. Therefore there will be no 99¢ sales, they will be 95¢ sales.
Cars of the future