its always interesting to hear peoples predictions on where society will be in the future -- some people are absurdly optimistic, some absurdly pessimistic.
in 1912 britain strode the world like colossus. it was the undisputed power in the world. how the world has changed since then!! -- i doubt anyone it that era could have foreseen such a dramatic collapse in such a short space of time.
so what is the future for britain? will there be big dramatic changes like in the previous 100 years? or a dull and slow decline into insignificance on the world stage?
obviously technology is the trump card and always has been. it changes everything -- in 100 years everyone might be addicted to virtual reality AI computers where they live out their lives in fake realities.........who knows.......
thoughts on where britain will be in 2112? it will be interesting if those that respond also state what their political affiliations are, just to get a sense of how personal politics shapes the character of the predictions, whether they be negative or positive.
Last edited by natchina; 08-04-2012 at 21:08.
I'll be dead, so I don't really care, but I'd imagine it'd be like what Argentina is like today, since it used to be one of the top economies, but is now one of the little dogs that is made fun of. It might be in an even worse position actually.
Last edited by No Man; 08-04-2012 at 21:08.
Negatively: I reckon they'll be another big war. Who and what will be involved though I am not sure.
Positively: It's quite possible cancer may well have been cured by then, considering the speed at which science is going. Overall health, and life expectancy will be higher...so a lot of older folk will roam the streets lol.
Possibly a new colonization (not by us, but by religious folk) in one of the poles if it get's warm enough.
Like the rest of history leading up to this, things will generally be "better" but with harsher, harder hitting set backs.
Last edited by Cloud8; 09-04-2012 at 00:29.
Last edited by Phantom Lord; 09-04-2012 at 00:34.