The World in 50 Years

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Throughout time many predictions have been made about what the future is to look like. In Fahrenheit 451, which was written in the 1950s, there is a future where intelligence is banned and is replaced with athletics and mass media. Books were being burned and the world was in chaos. The present is not far from that. 50 years from now, there will be fewer governments and the governments will be larger. There might even be only one government controlling the nations. There will be more totalitarian governments with much more control over the population. There will be continuous wars, because war is inevitable. Even though our science and technology is greatly improving, things will not be much different from what there is now. Cars may become more eco friendly or more ways of transportation will be created, but it is unlikely. People are spending more time on computer and television, not to mention social networking which is eating up people’s time every day. Technology will continue to grow, but not just for people’s entertainment. Technology will increase in hospitals, factories, and general household items as well. Many believe that robotics and robots will be here in the near future, but it’s not as likely as people think. If they are here in the future, they won’t be as helpful as people hoped for. The lifestyle will be similar to what it is right now, but with a few changes. The meaning of family is already changing and marriages aren’t as popular as they were before. People prefer roommates than married spouses and most of them are single. In many countries the birthrate is dropping fast, and in future this will be true in all countries. Traditional communication methods are giving their place to new technological computer and internet methods such as e-mails and text messaging. The world will be full of technology in 50 years. Many will be using the latest new technology in their homes. Many will also be listening to music, but music different from now....
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