Ben Buchwalter

Looking Bleak
November 21, 2008, 9:05 pm
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The National Intellegence Council has predicted what the world will look like for the U.S. in 2025. And some of the predictions look pretty intimidating. Highlighted by the Daily Kos:

U.S. economic and political clout will decline over the next two decades and the world will be more dangerous, with food and water scarce and advanced weapons plentiful, U.S. spy agencies projected on Thursday. …

The U.S. dollar’s role as the world’s major currency would weaken to become a “first among equals,” the report said. …

A world with multiple power centers has been less stable than one with a single or two rival superpowers, and there was a growing potential for conflict, the report said.

Global warming will be felt, and water, food and energy constraints may fuel conflict over resources.

At least we will still have 50 states. But Kos also reports that the NIC did another report four years ago that was much more optimistic. I shudder to think about what the 2012 predictions will look like.


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