How do you think the world will change in the next 20 years?
For one, I don't think there will ever be a real war again.
college tuition will continue to increase.
[quote]For one, I don't think there will ever be a real war again.
OH, MY SIDES!!!
I find this a particularly depressing era. I try to find some positive but I worry everything and everyone will be downsized until the last drop by which time the greedy capitalist cunts the Consultants will be in their retirement mansion or ruling their retirement kingdoms with us as slaves.
I think by "real war" r2 meant a war where troops fight each other on battlefields with rifles and not insurgencies fought with IEDs and responded to with drones.
You figure the war against Iraq was over after we bombed them to smithereens. It was just that we had to march to Baghdad and occupied them that was the problem.
Next time we can bomb them and then parachute in a puppet government.
I could imagine a total collapse of order, where a privileged few live in well guarded communities with all the luxuries, and the rest live in squalor and chaos.
We will have a new Pope to guide us soon.
$**.** per gallon?
OP, you realize that's what everyone said right after WWI - "the war to end all wars".
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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