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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170713-what-will-the-chall...

Interesting article, about some of the issues we and our children might face.

I will add to this list;

- Incompetent or dangerous leaders that might blow us all up.

Any additions you feel are pertinent?
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170713-what-will-the-chall...

Interesting article, about some of the issues we and our children might face.

I will add to this list;

- Incompetent or dangerous leaders that might blow us all up.

Any additions you feel are pertinent?


I wouldn't add that to the list because that is already an issue we face in today's world, not some new trend to address. Still, thanks for posting this! It was an interesting read.
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170713-what-will-the-chall...

Interesting article, about some of the issues we and our children might face.

I will add to this list;

- Incompetent or dangerous leaders that might blow us all up.

Any additions you feel are pertinent?

By 2050 I'm sure I'll be having problems with erectile dysfunction, assuming I'm not already dead.
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Interesting doc on a similar subject:

 
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KrazyIrish89 wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170713-what-will-the-chall...

Interesting article, about some of the issues we and our children might face.

I will add to this list;

- Incompetent or dangerous leaders that might blow us all up.

Any additions you feel are pertinent?


I wouldn't add that to the list because that is already an issue we face in today's world, not some new trend to address. Still, thanks for posting this! It was an interesting read.
In addition, if an incompetent or dangerous leader does blow us up before then, then the only real issue out children will face is surviving in the apocalyptic nightmarescape.
 
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sfox wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170713-what-will-the-chall...

Interesting article, about some of the issues we and our children might face.

I will add to this list;

- Incompetent or dangerous leaders that might blow us all up.

Any additions you feel are pertinent?

By 2050 I'm sure I'll be having problems with erectile dysfunction, assuming I'm not already dead.
You don't think they'll have added Viagra to the water supply by then?
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I don't think it will take dangerous or incompetent leaders to blow us up. The article talks about dwindling resources, but left out the most important resource: water. Water supplies are becoming more unevenly distributed across the globe, and people who live in water-scarce areas are suffering tremendously. Couple that with the exploding population, and the pressures for water could indeed usher in another world war.
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I don't think it will take dangerous or incompetent leaders to blow us up. The article talks about dwindling resources, but left out the most important resource: water. Water supplies are becoming more unevenly distributed across the globe, and people who live in water-scarce areas are suffering tremendously. Couple that with the exploding population, and the pressures for water could indeed usher in another world war.

Around 75% of the planet is covered in water and from what I understand, that percentage will increase due to global warming. What is this water shortage you are talking about?

All joking aside, Israel has already shown that an entire country can be supplied with water primarily via desalination. While far more expensive than getting water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers, desalination is certainly vastly cheaper than starting a war. As more countries come to rely on desalination it is likely to get much cheaper to do it in the future.
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sfox wrote:
…All joking aside, Israel has already shown that an entire country can be supplied with water primarily via desalination. While far more expensive than getting water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers, desalination is certainly vastly cheaper than starting a war. As more countries come to rely on desalination it is likely to get much cheaper to do it in the future.

This is one of the outgrowths of souring relations with Turkey. In past, Turkey was a staunch ally and trading partner. Among other things, we bought fresh water in large supply from them. Since the radicalization of Turkey and the election of Erdogan (whose name oddly is in still transliterated with a g even though the g with a diacritical mark is pronounced like a w), that just is not possible anymore. Luckily we'd developed the technology for desalination, but I'm not sure it would have been pushed as much under other circumstances.
 
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sfox wrote:

All joking aside, Israel has already shown that an entire country can be supplied with water primarily via desalination. While far more expensive than getting water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers, desalination is certainly vastly cheaper than starting a war. As more countries come to rely on desalination it is likely to get much cheaper to do it in the future.


True, though it's a relatively small population in a compact country.

What will rising sea levels do to desalinization plants?
 
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So, random shit sci fi writers have been writing about for decades.

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