« on: February 23, 2005, 11:18:16 PM »
I will be 45 as of 5/7/30.... July 5, 2030 A.D. and my fiance, hopefully then wife will be 50 as of 8/8/30. My step-daughter will then be 29 years old and I will hopefully have 3 children of my own genes. By 2030, they could be 22,19, and 16.
I think that the United States of America will have gone under MAJOR correction by now. We will have been through a major war in 2006-2009 and 2013-2017(perhaps some nuclear exchange in both) and a major domestic disturbance by 2015. I beleive that by 2016, there will be a realignment, politically and that the next cycle will be begining.
On the global picture, I see the Middle East undergoing rapid industralization and democratic change. I can also see India and China as economic powers and potentially military powers. I see new multi-polarizism by 2030 as the EU,China,and India develop and potentially a new space race. by 2025, we could have an active race to Mars and to establish bases on the Moon.
I see the United States gaining an even greater hold on its own continent as Castro dies and more immigration and trade liberalization take hold.
I see in bio-technology a major take off as the political climate becomes more mild. I don't not see any human cloning but I do see cloning getting into tissue development as it has in California and the United Kingdom. I also see cloning in agriculture in order to feed the rapidly developing states in Asia.
However, I see Africa rapidly falling into more and more turmoil and perhaps by 2025, a third or perhaps two-thirds of Africa may be sweeped dead by HIV-AIDs, ethic purges, civil war and famines. Africa by 2050 may be mostly unlivible with the exception of the Middle Eastern States and South Africa.
I also see that Global Warming might be causing some problems by 2030. Perhaps biotechnology will be employed in the solving of these problems and perhaps eventually, global warming will start to cause major crises by the middle of the century.
Artificial Intellegence will for better or worse, reach the stage of sentinence on large machines and most homes will have PCs with the mental capacity of small mammals.