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Originally posted by Frith
If humanity isn't dead or nearly dead from global warming related disasters or nuclear war, and if ETs don't step in, then the planet will most likely see China as the dominant world super power with the U.S. relegated to a mere shell of itself much as Great Britain has become after its economy went south. However the U.S.'s secret weapons tech and nuclear hegemony is still going to loom over the earth for some time to come.
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Will the government control the reproduction rate of its residents?
Some governments will, some won't. The US may have reduced from 4% of the world's population to less than 3%.
What kind of food will we eat?
Regular crops, plankton and textured foods. Meat will have been rendered far too inefficient quite soon.
Will we be able to teleport from place to place or will we still be driving land bound vehicles?
There will be no need to move from place to place all that much, but it will be quite simple to hop into a small craft (3000-4000 capacity), point skywards, and touch 40-50 minutes later in the city of your choice on the opposite side of the planet.
How far will space exploration have taken us?
Mars and Saturn, and unmanned craft will have shown us signs of other planetary systems.
Will the monetary class division be replaced with mental profiling (i.e. will our power and social standing be measured by our IQ)?
No. The rich will be richer still, and there will be more poor people (with a higher standard of living than today, but still relatively poor) to support them. There will be some applications of true meritocracy - not IQ-based at all - in one region that has seen major upheavals and another failed socialist revolution.
Originally posted by leptir
LOL you seem so sure of yourself, going so far as to predict statistics is a bit riskey in my oppinion.