posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 08:36 AM
I would have wanted to vote for 'robots' since they are the biggest threat and cause a lot of changes and will do so more the next couple of decades
with selfdriving cars alone it'll change economies. But not for the better but with massive job losses. The US is developing most of what's to come
in robotics but so do many other countries like Japan, several European countries catching on.
But the military threat from Russia tops it. Why would Putin stop at Chechnya, Ossetia, Crimea or east Ukraine?
Plus some obvious cultural differences which will never be overcome; LGBT, women's rights, that'll only change after a revolution and it doesn't
appear Russians are in for that. I also imagine it's easy to keep the Russian population under control by just painting a negative picture of the
west, being untraditional, using sanctions against the Russian people, the greed, the inequality. Russia keeps on getting better at propaganda it
appears, with banning western toys for example Barbie, Transformers, Marvel, because they reflect the western culture and this 'corrupts the young
minds of Russians'. And Russia gets more control over the internet (in Russia ofcourse) by demanding services are hosted on Russian soil under
Russian control, blocking sites etc. When Russia will have their filters or maybe even own intranet, who will know what's going on inside Russia and
how can Russians check their state propaganda?
About LGBT's issues, it shouldn't be underestimated. Hitler used the argument to rally the people behind him and he was successful, Putin could do
the same. There's also the issue of individuals in the west not wanting to do business with LGBT'ers (and maybe lateron also their supporters), I
expect Russian companies at some point will not want to do business with western companies because of the same kind of reasoning. Considering
everything, Russia appears to be cutting ties with the west for years now which came to be between the fall of the Soviet Empire and until Putin came
to power, becoming less dependent, going into isolationism, guarding themselves from Western propaganda while upping their own and trying to exert
influence over nearby states.