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Ang Perrier

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Projections for the next 20 years

Based on current global trends, financial, military, social, technological, etc... what are your predictions of what the next 20 years will have in store for your country, state, business, world, or all the above??
Compare what you think will happen to what you hope will happen.





The end of this conversation is drawing near. The theme of which has been very much what I thought it would be. Every one of us can pin point the problems of today that will lead us into a dismal future unless rectified. None of us here on TED has the "power" required to solve these problems. Individually we are far too powerless. Take a look at the size of this online community, there aren't very many of us. We are the people who choose to discuss, debate, and challenge each other. If our need to speak out and communicate about substantial issues was being satisfied completely in our daily lives many of us would not be registered in an online community seeking other like minded individuals who will care about the thoughts we think. An ignorant complacency has been epidemically spreading for too long and feels irreversible which makes the future seem a dark and dreary place. My optimism lies in the fact that we all get "it", we know, we understand, but in order for anything to come out of this understanding of what changes need to be made and what the end result has to be for all of us we need to buckle down and do something. I'm in no way trying to make that a personal attack statement, I don't feel as though we're all standing idly by as everything happens to us.
There were numerous comments suggesting that something big is speeding toward us, a game changer, a war, a revolution, a revelation, a...something. Whatever "it" is I just hope that we can discuss, debate, and challenge each other to become empowered individuals with answers as opposed to a list of problems.

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  • Aug 9 2013: As John Lennon sang ..and NO religion too, only blue skies above.

    7 billion people today and earth is already over populated and poluted. If poorer countries do nothing and keep adding to population, breeding us all into oblivion, there is only one outcome....disaster and much escalated from hereon.

    Poor nations rich people escape to other countries for a better life rather than addressing the problems of their own nations. Often resulting in culture clashes, unemployment and drain on welfare benefits. Many ask how many people do we let in before our own country is just as poor as the countries they have come from ?

    I see only more poluted skies as in China now. Oceans are already cess pools of rubbish. Land sinking underwater, turning to dust, our rivers drying up

    .......I ask what do you expect ?

    The scurge + cruelty of factory farms and battery hen cages are breeding disease for humans - I wonder if deservedly so.

    By 2050 (= 12 Billion population) something will have to give, wars over food, water, land for sure, or one of the rich nations firing off Nuclear bombs to stop themselves from being overrun ?
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      Aug 25 2013: "I wonder if deservedly so" the idea that we have brought this all on ourselves seems so unfair but at the same time...correct. People, I fear, are more parasitic than beneficial for this planet's survival. An anguishing thought when considering the extremely limited number of options we have left after the thorough and complete destruction of our home. The answer to everything feels so simple for anyone with a shread of common sense but then why do we avoid a solution and work tirelessly to speed up our demise?

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