Some of you may still be alive by then, so I'm curious as to what you all think that year will look like. How different do you think things will be then compared to now?
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I think that many of the depressive views shared by others are unrealistic. Earth will not be a desolate wasteland or a concrete jungle. The global population acts based on the basic human emotions of discomfort and comfort. Right now the products we get from deforestation and fossil fuels provides us a ton of comfort, with little discomfort. The situation is slowly progressing in the opposite direction however, and many countries are taking steps to ease the increasing levels of discomfort. Germany for example, the greatest power in Europe, has adopted a plan that could see them become nearly fully powered by renewable resources within the next 40 years. Countries like America are beginning to feel the discomfort too, and while it looks like we will never get ahead of the global warming issue,i predict that in the next ten years there will be a shift. Discomfort for Americans will become too great as we become weaker, no longer be shielded by our national power. Then we will collectively seek the comfort back, and we will find it in nature. Sure the future looks bleak now, but every time in history that mankind has faced the ultimate discomfort, extinction, we have overcome the obstacles and wound up in a place of relative comfort again. Every generation is faced with life or death issues, and as the issues grow so do our solutions. On a different note, I agree with other who say religion will rapidly decline and human rights will see a sharp rise.2