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8 predictions for the world in 2030
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As Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory show, predicting even the immediate future is no easy feat. When it comes to what our world will look like in
the medium-term – how we will organise our cities, where we will get our power from, what we will eat, what it will mean to be a refugee – it gets
even trickier. But imagining the societies of tomorrow can give us a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities of today.
We asked experts from our Global Future Councils for their take on the world in 2030, and these are the results, from the death of shopping to the
resurgence of the nation state.
1. All products will have become services. “I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any
clothes,” writes Danish MP Ida Auken. Shopping is a distant memory in the city of 2030, whose inhabitants have cracked clean energy and borrow what
they need on demand. It sounds utopian, until she mentions that her every move is tracked and outside the city live swathes of discontents, the
ultimate depiction of a society split in two.
2. There is a global price on carbon. China took the lead in 2017 with a market for trading the right to emit a tonne of CO2, setting the world on a
path towards a single carbon price and a powerful incentive to ditch fossil fuels, predicts Jane Burston, Head of Climate and Environment at the
UK’s National Physical Laboratory. Europe, meanwhile, found itself at the centre of the trade in cheap, efficient solar panels, as prices for
renewables fell sharply.
3. US dominance is over. We have a handful of global powers. Nation states will have staged a comeback, writes Robert Muggah, Research Director at the
Igarapé Institute. Instead of a single force, a handful of countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan chief among them – show
semi-imperial tendencies. However, at the same time, the role of the state is threatened by trends including the rise of cities and the spread of
4. Farewell hospital, hello home-spital. Technology will have further disrupted disease, writes Melanie Walker, a medical doctor and World Bank
advisor. The hospital as we know it will be on its way out, with fewer accidents thanks to self-driving cars and great strides in preventive and
personalised medicine. Scalpels and organ donors are out, tiny robotic tubes and bio-printed organs are in.
5. We are eating much less meat. Rather like our grandparents, we will treat meat as a treat rather than a staple, writes Tim Benton, Professor of
Population Ecology at the University of Leeds, UK. It won’t be big agriculture or little artisan producers that win, but rather a combination of the
two, with convenience food redesigned to be healthier and less harmful to the environment.
6. Today’s Syrian refugees, 2030’s CEOs. Highly educated Syrian refugees will have come of age by 2030, making the case for the economic
integration of those who have been forced to flee conflict. The world needs to be better prepared for populations on the move, writes Lorna Solis,
Founder and CEO of the NGO Blue Rose Compass, as climate change will have displaced 1 billion people.
7. The values that built the West will have been tested to breaking point. We forget the checks and balances that bolster our democracies at our
peril, writes Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.
8. “By the 2030s, we'll be ready to move humans toward the Red Planet.” What’s more, once we get there, we’ll probably discover evidence of
alien life, writes Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist at NASA. Big science will help us to answer big questions about life on earth, as well as opening up
practical applications for space technology.
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We shouldn´t forget that the Covid panic hype in media and politics was started the day the last Davos meeting happened. The next Davos meeting (only
online, so nobody can protest) will proclaim the "Great Reset
". "They" are doing what many of us are
afraid of and were afraid of since a long time. They build their Brave New World, their 1984ish society, presenting their New World Order just with
another name. In front of our eyes. Using Covid as excuse for everything. It works because the almost complete world media is spreading panic, horror
and hysteria for them.
Try this: Don´t read, watch and listen to any news for 24h. Go outside. If these silly masks weren needed to buy food and stuff, you would never
notice that there allegedly a pandemic is "killing all of us" right now. This "pandemic" is nearly just a media and politics pandemic.
I am not saying that this virus doesn´t exist, i even think that i had that # back in february, march. I was ill like never before and it wasn´t
just a flu. I had problems to breath, woke uo every night several times because i couldn´t breath, couldn´t eat much and lost a bit of weight
because of that. But after two weeks everything slowly went back to normal. I live in a house where i am the youngest with 46 and have normal daily
contact to all of my older neighbours (small house), our doors are open most of the time. Nobody wore a mask or whatever, it was before all the panic
hype started. Nobody else got ill in my house.
But i am saying that some billionaires and their politicians and scientists, the complete corporated media, major corporations and their owners, WHO,
WEC, big pharma and big spying corporations, the ultra rich 1% of this earth are using Covid to excuse the fulfilment of their wet and dystopian New
World Order dreams. And the people are like the rabbit before the covid snake. I guess 85% of the people worldwide are too scared by that panic hype
to notice which # is happening right now. Good thing is that some of the 15% don´t just obey like little childs. Protests against the corona (as we
can see live useless) restrictions are getting more by numbers and more violent in Europe.
Those that aren´t hysteric and don´t think that they have to die because they have a social life after their wage slave jobs they still have to do
(the virus seems to know that workers/employees mustn´t be attacked, it knows that it has to attack people only in their spare time while having any
kind of fun) are still able to see what is really happening. And get angry. I predict that we will have millions if not even billions of angry people
worldwide over the next months and maybe even years. And the results of so many people worldwide being angry at the "rulers".