You've been given the chance to travel into the future to see how the world will change over the...
next 50 years. What change in particular are you most interested in?
Taking present-day knowledge and carrying it forward, the change that will have the most impact is loss of individual freedoms. This will come about "for the common good" of a more globalized society. But that is the direction the world is taking. For other customs and cultures to be accepted equally, those already entrenched must make room and scale back their historic domination. For example, this is happening with the Muslim community in a predominately Christian Europe.
In the United States, a national identity card will be issued. Personal rights activists will make legal claims of individual rights infringement, but this card will be necessary to accommodate the growing masses entering the United States, and the numerous demands that always accompany a large population of immigrants. Further, worsening conditions in Mexico will exacerbate the problem sending large populations of refugees into the United States. To put it another way: The more people there are, the fewer rights each individual has.
Computer storage and processing speeds are climbing exponentially. It 50 years after a full life and individual may elect to join the immortals by transferring themselves into the "matrix". The virtual world will be so realistic as to make the transition seamless....but what to do with all that time? Perhaps loading the computer system on a space ship and exploring the stars. If we can't go faster than light a ship could make the trip in real time but the "crew" would have a significantly reduced processing cycle rate during transits resulting in the illusion of FTL. The first part in 50 years I’m pretty sure of the second part perhaps in 100.
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