HOW THE YEAR 2000 WILL DIFFER FROM THE WORLD OF TODAY IF PRESENT TRENDS CONTINUE

Image“(Another World Future Society list from their National Science Foundation study. Condensed.)

a. More Unified. Improved communications and transportation will increasingly bind people into an integrated world community.

b. More Standardized. The metric system will be universally accepted. English will likely be the accepted lingua franca of mankind… A world currency may be in use… etc.

c. More Affluent.  The average person in the Western world will have a higher standard of living…

d. More Leisured. People will spend less time at their jobs.

e. Less Integrated by Family and Kinship. People will change mates more frequently. The family will have deteriorated still further and people will have increased emotional problems…

f. Less Oriented Toward Industry in the Developed Countries and Less Towards Agriculture in the Developing Countries

g. Longer Living. Life expectancy will have reached new highs in the developing countries…

h. More Mobile. People will move about with increased frequency–both for business and pleasure.

i. Less Religious. Belief in the spiritual realm will have declined. More people will be unchurched.

j. Better Educated…”

The Future File, Paul Dickson, Avon Books, 1977.

Paul Dickson: http://www.pauldicksonbooks.com/

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