Dear People of the future,
I am curious about many things about how the world is 10-30 years from now. One of them is finding a new planet for mankind to go to. As the global population keeps growing and the resources to feed and shelter those people keeps depleting it would be great to hear that there is finally a good alternative to go to besides Earth. I know its very unlikely that something like this will be seen in either of our lifetimes but even more significant strides towards it like Musk’s Mars program gives me hope that the situation becomes better in the next few decades, maybe even finding a more suitable alternative than Mars that mankind can live on.
The next concern I have is how climate change has changed. I know it would be hopeful to think that our carbon footprint would change drastically even in 2050, but I do hope we can do even some small things on changing this epidemic. According to studies in 2050 if we are to keep going with the way things are we will have no more ice with the polar ice caps completely gone meaning a lot of land masses will be completely submerged in water making the concern I had in the first point even more prevalent. I hope maybe policymakers can do something by enforcing people to do more globally conscious decisions in their day to day life such as completely getting rid of non energy efficient light bulbs and pushing more greener alternatives for sources of power such as nuclear, wind and solar. I hope eventually the whole world can make the same strides as Netherlands when it comes to combating climate change.
My final concern are global and political pressures that are on going right now between everyone. As someone who felt some of the effects of the collapse of soviet union collapse, having to take cold showers in the Russian cold and studied heavily the cold war and the atrocities that followed as an effect of it I do worry that the trends we are seeing currently between a lot of the 1st world countries can very well put us back into that cold war state and with no president like JFK anywhere on the horizon to disarm the situation this can very well cause the extinction of every living thing on this planet through nuclear warfare. I hope there will eventually be a global organization that will forcefully seize and regulate the ownership of nuclear arms as more and more countries acquire them it becomes a game of Russian roulette where the situation makes more dicey as more and more people have their hands on these deadly weapons. The only thing that is stopping some world leader from just launching nuclear weapons on another country is the fear of mutual destruction which to be honest with you is pretty unsettling.