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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 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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