TRENDS (in development)
Our world is changing faster than ever before. This generation is the first to
experience from birth the advances of the computer age. Instant communication
between widely separated peoples will create an increasing progression toward
less regionalism. This will be observed as a decrease in the power affected by
the various types of political unions. Political unions include everything from
nations to cults as all depend on leaders to increase their numbers.
As a sociological trend, I do not believe it is reversible barring a worldwide
cataclysm. As the power of established controls diminish, the number of smaller
organisations will increase but their power will never rival that which the older
establishments held. Nationalism is dying and will soon rely entirely on a UN
governance. The major religions will slowly fade away. Racism will be an
unbelievable horror to our childrens grandchildren as slavery is to us.
Professional organizitions will not enjoy the prestige and status of previous
times. Even the rich will find less and less to separate them from the much
less wealthy. And the breakdown of the family unit is not a passing fad.
Imaginations which once carried us into worlds overlorded by a particular
caste now delve into the realm of future technologies. Many will find
something to fear in the loss of their particular heartfelt union, but control
over another's spirit is indefensible, and soon will be held deplorable.