The future you don't want,
will quickly slip away from you !!!
Where you will soon be
A small effort now can make a big difference later. You can dramatically increase the effectiveness of your actions simply by taking them sooner.
As you go through the moments of this day, you are creating many of the circumstances in which you will live tomorrow. A few small, positive actions right now can bring great value as you move forward.
You cannot change where you already are. Yet you can have a significant and dramatic effect on where you will soon be.
Live this moment with joy, with purpose and with passion. And use this moment to inject into your life and your world the kind of substance and value that can last a lifetime.
You cannot instantly change your circumstances. You can, however, instantly change the direction in which you're headed.
Point yourself firmly and resolutely in the direction of your dreams. For where you choose right now to go, is where you will soon be.
| Milliennium Contract
I do hereby commit to change my mindset regarding money, relationship, happiness and time. I always visualize myself leading a richer, fuller and more meaningful life the next day.
I don't just day dream. I act, in spite of fear, doubt, worry, inconvenience, discomfort and mood. I dream big and act consistently, thereby bringing success to myself and those surrounding me.
State of the Future (synopsis)
We are the first generation
Ours is the first generation with the means for many to know the world as a whole, identify global improvement systems, and seek to improve such systems. We are the first people to act via Internet with like-minded individuals around the world. We have the ability to connect the right ideas to resources and people to help address our global and local challenges. This is a unique time in history. Mobile phones, the Internet, international trade, language translation, and jet planes are giving birth to an interdependent humanity that can create and implement global strategies to improve the prospects for humanity.
It is time for global strategic systems to be upgraded to help make important transitions such as
- from freshwater agriculture to saltwater agriculture,
- from gasoline cars to electric cars,
- from animal production to animal-less meat production, and
- from weapons expenditures to increased environment and health expenditures.
Exponential interconnectedness of the world
The digital gap continues to close around the world. The Internet is evolving from
- a passive information repository (Web 1.0), to
- a user-generated and participatory system (Web 2.0), and to
- a more intelligent partner with collective intelligence and just-in-time knowledge (Web 3.0),
- eventually connecting humanity with much of the built environment.
About 1.4 billion people (21% of the world) are connected to the Internet, with 37.6% of them in Asia, 27.1% in Europe, and 17.5% in North America.
Scientific breakthroughs over the next 50 years are likely to give people longer and more productive lives than most would believe possible today. Nevertheless, global population is changing from high mortality and high fertility to low mortality and low fertility, requiring changes in retirement and medical systems. Richer populations are aging more rapidly than poorer regions, although poorer regions are also aging.
- Glycerol nucleic acid, the synthetic analog of DNA, was created by self-assembled nanostructures to help make future forms of life;
- the brain activity from a monkey in North Carolina made a humanoid robot walk on a treadmill in Japan;
- brain-computer interfaces now let people move artificial and robotic limbs, steer wheelchairs, and act in virtual realities around the world;
- over a million industrial robots are working today;
- a cloned human embryo has been produced from a skin cell, which could one day lead to creating our own replacement body parts.
- A baby was born from a frozen egg, fertilized by a frozen sperm, forming an embryo that was also frozen before being transferred to the mother.
- Electrochemical separation of carbon from the air to produce fuel is being explored.
- A computer can now perform 1.144 thousand trillion floating point operations per second, supporting computational science’s new simulations to improve medicine, materials, climate predictions, and other insights into nature.
- Scanning electron microscopes can see 0.01 nanometers (the distance between a hydrogen nucleus and its electron).
- Photons have been slowed and accelerated to learn how to create optical computers;
- synthetic chromosomes have been created from laboratory chemicals;
- quantum phenomena and entanglement are being probed;
- experiments to teleport individual photons are being conducted,
- the relationship of dark energy to gravity is being explored,
- a 15-millimeter-diameter, femtosecond laser “microscalpel” can remove single cells without damaging nearby cells.
- the acceleration of S&T innovations, improved communications among scientists, and future synergies among nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science will fundamentally change the prospects for civilization.
The dramatic jump in oil, gas, and coal prices is making renewable sources more competitive.
Vast improvements in efficiencies, conservation, and tele-everything will help, but substitutes for the current energy sources still have to be constructed, and the economic and population growth of the next 50 years will still require increasing energy supplies. Since the major energy sources eventually will run out and threaten future climate stability, massive investments into safe and sustainable sources such as wind, geothermal, ground solar and space solar, and saltwater-based biofuels are essential. Increasing nuclear power plants without solving waste problems is an invitation to nuclear terrorism and could lead to environmental disasters.
Where we are heading
| Winning scenarios
| Losing Scenarios
| Life expectancy
| CO2 emissions
| Infant Mortality
| GDP /capita
| Global Warming
| Voting Population
| Internet Users
The insights can help decisionmakers and educators who fight against hopeless despair, blind confidence, and ignorant indifference—attitudes that too often have blocked efforts to improve the prospects for humanity.