Is there anything we can know about the longer-term future of mankind?
World 1: Scientists, Artists, Philosophers
A contemplative civilization in search of knowledge, beauty and the meaning of life.
World 2: Warriors, Tribes, Despotes
A harsch civilization - ruled by suppression; frequently involved in violent conflict.
World 3: Hedonists, Consumers, Addicts
A civilization for the "homo ludens" - focused on leisure, pleasure and thrills.
World 4: Pioneers, Engineers, Explorers
A civilization reaching out to the unknown - eventually becoming multi-planetary.
Prediction 1: Diversity will increase
Increasing diversity, in all aspects of life, is the No. 1 megatrend.
Prediction 2: Sorry - No peace on Earth
Humans are a most violent species. Even by the year 3000, we will fight each other.
Prediction 3: Sex, drugs, leisure will survive
The desire for sex, pleasure and thrills are human constants.
Prediction 4: We will become multi-planetary
By 3000 CE, humans will have settlements on the Moon, on Mars or on Asteroids.
Prediction 5: The end of work
Robots and AI systems will eventually do all work. Humans will find other occupations.
Prediction 6: Back to traditional life
Traditional lifestyles in 3000 CE, will be similar to our life today.
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