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The 2010s... How will they be remembered?

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The Global Financial Crisis led to the Occupy Movement...

The Arab Spring sprung and fizzled.... The Syrian Conflict

The rise (and fall) of ISIS

The rise of China... Russia asserts itself

Smart phone dominance - Social Media - The Rise of FANG - Facebook. Apple, Netflix, Google

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The challenge to Globalism - the rise of Populism

Trump / Brexit... and the Culture Wars

What do you all say?

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Any thoughts on what might transpire next decade...

We can look back in 10 years and see whether we were anywhere close.

Will driverless vehicles finally arrive?

Will virtual reality make an impact? Will it outcompete real reality?

Will Global Warming start to have serious impacts?

Will the middle east sort itself out or continue it's clusterfucking ways?

Will the social impact of automation +/- the impacts of climate change stir social unrest?

Will the retreat from globalization into nationalism continue or will the pendulum swing back?

Will China continue its ascent?

Will US hegemony continue relatively unchallenged for yet another decade?

 

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I see a swing to the hard left - economically.  There will be a global financial crises when the immense US debt finally crashes out and confidence in the currency is reduced.  At that point, the people will vote to default on obligations and tax wealth.


I'm about 5% sure this is happen, but that's about as good as you can do when predicting right ?  :lol:

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The 2010s... How will they be remembered?

By rights they should mark the beginning of a period of ascendant respectability for dictatorships and autocracy.

Our grandparents devoted some 25% of their economy's GDP to fight tyranny and I think they'd be appalled at how much our economy now depends on doing business with it. 

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22 hours ago, eyeball said:

By rights they should mark the beginning of a period of ascendant respectability for dictatorships and autocracy.

Our grandparents devoted some 25% of their economy's GDP to fight tyranny and I think they'd be appalled at how much our economy now depends on doing business with it. 

Our grandparents generation fought with tyrants and depended on doing business with them, they weren't that appalled. Joseph Stalin knows. You are projecting your own virtue signalling on past generations, try speaking for yourself instead of putting words in other people's mouth.

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