The great metropolises of the globe have outlived kingdoms and empires. The world’s oldest centers of political power will dominate the 22nd century. The influence of cities will eclipse the power of nation-states.
Democracy will be reborn. Instead of tying power to entrenched institutions and established rulers, a culture of participation will flourish a century from today. The future belongs to those who are willing to experiment.
The history of conflict is as old as the history of human civilization. Forget utopian hopes for a pacifist future – the 22nd century will still be marked by wars. But locations and actors will change.
Robots are here to stay. They will be smarter, more versatile, more autonomous, and more like us in many ways. We humans will need to adapt to keep up.
The future looks gloomy. Sex will be moved from the bedroom to the laboratory, and each successive generation will have to fight for the survival of the human species.
The history of economics is a history towards abstraction. The future belongs to those who satisfy not only material needs but emotional desires and communal interests.
Technological progress is breaking down communicative and linguistic barriers. Diplomacy will cease to be conducted behind closed doors – tomorrow, we’re all ambassadors.