Thursday, October 15, 2015
- The self-destruction of the Muslim Middle East;
- The rise of ethnic and national politics in Europe;
- The widespread resurgence of religion and cultural identity as a consequence of (2);
- Mass expulsions or segregation in large parts of the world to deconflict incompatible communities
- Everyone packing personal weapons like the Wild West
- The collapse of multi-ethnic countries into simplified pacts based around of national defense, with most social law generated by local communities and affinity groups;
- One or more large regional wars with casualties in the tens of millions.
- Several, possibly many WMD attacks on major cities involving radiological weapons, low yield nukes or biological agents.
- The collapse of any realistic expectation of Peace on Earth, with the remaining hope of mankind vested in the new space frontier.
And that's the optimistic scenario.