“Most prophets overestimate how much the world would be transformed by social and political change and underestimate the forces of technological change.”
I read this last night in the new “column of conjecture and speculation” by Stephen Dawson in the latest IPA Review (vol. 57). The quote is from late US physicist Gerard K. O’Neill.
And I wonder, what will power the world in 2100, from where will our drinking water come, and how will we be managing/not managing the rangelands of western Queensland and NSW?