Today, much of our world leaders are products of 17th Century thinking. Power is moving from the elite to the people. The leaders have a difficult time understanding this modern world filled with smart phones in every hand. Yet, their old world is about to die out. Their children will not pass on their parent’s teachings, as in earlier times. Their children live in a different culture, the digital world where everything has changed, and will continue at an accelerated rate. It is predicted that the next 30 years will witness more change than in the previous 300 years. Our future is largely an unknown, but it will be radically different from anything in the past.
The children born today will become the leaders of the future. Those in power today will be gone, taking their policies with them to the grave.
What is possible in this Utopian dream world. Here is one possible dream for America: .. Medicare for all, families will be healthier, robots will create most goods and services, driverless vehicles will do most of the deliveries and taxi services, no homeless people, the needy will get monthly subsistence checks, full employment, living wages for working 3 to 4 days per week, crime will diminish, everyone is treated with respect and dignity as they contribute in their own way to society. Our Culture will move from Materialism to Humanistic Values. Weapons of war will be museum pieces, and our planet will be clean, healthy, and back to normal climate.
Yes, it is possible by the end of this century to reduce global warming and stabilize our climate with minimal damage. But it will require lots of political will. .. Time is very short.
How could these changes be possible! .. With a new and better kind of early education, each new generation will leap-frog over the past as never before. Our old problems can melt away fast because they are man-made to a large extent by politicians. The new grass roots action by the people will lead the politicians to greener pastures. The people will take charge to a larger extent than ever before. All this will not come easy nor fast, but these are goals worth working towards. Our young people demand success, especially with climate change policies, where any delay can spell disaster on Earth. .. Listen to the children.
Consequences of delay of climate change policies. .. Our Earth and most of its species will be damaged and devastated, never to return to the present condition of all living species. Some humans will survive and will struggle for 100 years to get back to where we are today. We will have learned a painful lesson, and may be able to do better the second time. .. Listen to the children.