In 2012, the US government put on its futurist hat and published a report entitled «Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds.»
It’s full of both grim predictions and hopeful insights about the world that humans will inhabit within the next two decades.
One section outlines four mega-trends that are poised to create the greatest impact in the years to come in society, healthcare, government, and resources.
Here’s what we can expect.
Over the next 15 to 20 years, continued giving from groups like the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will lift millions of people out of poverty, the report found, to the extent that the majority of the world’s population will no longer be impoverished.
This new wealth will produce millions more empowered individuals that will have the means to add to local and national economies.
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