What the future will bring is anyone’s guess. We can look at some trends to see what things may be like. Some you know already, but some may be surprising.
|Average Person Living in Western Society|
|500 YEARS AGO||200 YEARS AGO||NOW|
|Food Availability||Subsistence living||Limited variation in diet||Ample nutritional food varieties|
|Your Job||Peasant/serf doing grueling work||Heavy labor job in factory||Wide opportunities|
|Education||Illiterate||Very basic||Wide opportunities|
|Medical Care||Almost non existent||Some, but much superstition based||Scientific based and available to all|
|Life Expectancy||25-40 years||40-55 years||80+ years|
||Maybe neighboring town/village||Maybe neighboring country||Anywhere in the world feasible|
|Homicides a year per 100,000||25-50||4-10||1-2|
|Access to food and goods from around the world
||Only the Sun King, Louis XIV, richest man in the world||Only the very rich||Widely available|
Have a look at how things have changed, mostly for the better, even in your own lifetime or even this site showing key indicators of world development.
These are the trends. We’ll leave it to you to form an opinion of what the future may be like.