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What will the world be like in 20 years?

With all of this social media and technology at our hands, what will the world be like in 20-30 years once my generation has control? Just a sidebar I'm 15 years old and a freshman in high school.

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    Mar 23 2012: Well, if the North Atlantic Current closes down (it is currently slowing down) due to polar melting, then the Northern Hemisphere will probably end up in another ice age. Whilst the survivors in the Southern hemisphere are wrangling over measures to prevent just such future happenings, hundreds of gangs of thieves will be busy tunnelling into the ice where banks, museums and jewellery stores once were, trying to get their hands on gold, money and invaluable relics lost to the ice. Sounds jolly, what!
    • Mar 23 2012: That's an interesting way to look at it, I never thought of that.
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      Mar 23 2012: I would hate that to happen dave,billions would die and the survivors would be left with no skills at basic survival and farming, if there is a stable weather system after it.Some say that the Bp oil spill has slowed the current down even more.
  • Mar 20 2012: Our current govt is stifling investment in a sound economic future. With budget cuts hitting education and R&D, I have little hope for the immediate future. We became a real superpower by this method of simple social engineering, sending people to college who cant afford it, thereby creating a strong, widespread middle class. Currently, middle class wages are stagnant and the wealthy is at an all time high and growing fast. A strong middle class is the driving force of a periphery economy, and currently the middle class is getting hit hard by the big dogs on wall street. Out with the old, in with the new, I think our generation with create a more promising direction with more opportunity for success for the average Joe, in turn maintaining our internationally dominant economic power.
    • Mar 20 2012: Thats a vey interesting point Matt. I completely agree with you in saying that there is no immediate future. I just look at the presidential election as the problem, I'm not excluding anyone, both parties keep focusing on their opponent rather than fixing the problems at hand. I think that is the worst problem right now, the fact that no one is truly 100% committed to fixing Anerica.
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    Mar 20 2012: You guys will change it! There are lots of smart youngsters like yourself, change the world for better! Like 50cent said once: " Get rich or die trying!" Well, being rich is not worth for dying, but tomorrow's better world is!
    • Mar 20 2012: I just realized the other day that there are so many problems in the world today and it seems like now everyone either is related to or knows someone who suffers from these problems. If my generation can solve one problem such as cancer, which would be huge, I would call my generation a success. We need to do something that goes down in history or else I would consider my people a bust.
  • Mar 30 2012: The past few years I have been devoting every consciousness I was worth about a major idea of me, I wrote it in a book an blog recently published. It will bring 1000nds of biljions for right humanitarian purposes and I licensed the idea in such a way it means no problems, BUt most importantly: It will cost noone and many right solutions will make it in the near future. I love you all dearly and I must say I cannot mention it by name cause Ted Conversations does not allow me.
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    Mar 20 2012: What are you're hopes and dreams for the future you apart from what you have stated?

    The world is you're oyster,you can create it to however you want or as close to it as you can get.
    • Mar 20 2012: There are so many issues that I have my pick of what I want to do. The economy is in the dump, thousands of people die from the same diseases every year, and I feel that the reason our country is making no progress on wall street is because of the separation of parties. There is so much to do that I think you're right saying that the world is my oyster. Haha
  • Mar 20 2012: I feel that the world will hopefully be headed in a better direction due to better education and a more informed general public. My fear is that wars fought with guns will not be the problem but rather wars fought on a computer, the united states especially is so dependent on electricity and technology that we would be in serious trouble if anyone ever did anything to harm that. As for education, just watch Salman Khan's TED talk.