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  • There are three types of people in the world, those who don't know what's happening, those who wonder what's happening and those on the streets that make things happen.

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 25, 2012

Ten wonderful and varied points serve as good brain fodder. Each prediction stimulates an exciting train of thought. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. As always, comments welcome 🙂

Playing in the World Game

MIT Economist Daron Acemoğlu in a paper dated April 2012 lays out a number of predictions for the world that his grandchildren (and mine) will inherit. Unfortunately the original text is behind a paywall, but Business Insiderkindly lays out the gist of the scholarly work in terms that this poor lay mind can understand, with some pretty cool images.A condensed list, with some of my own thoughts (in blue), follows:

1) Global pollution will get much worse.

Industrialization in China means that CO2 emissions and climate change could get much worse. The only way to slow this down would be a mass transfer to clean energy…a tall order that would be nearly impossible without a global agreement. Clean energy doesn’t have enough market share to thrive now, and more pollution could lead to destruction.

This is a given, unless radical steps are taken. People are still too busy…

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2 Responses to “”

  1. Gasbagger said

    I am not sure I agree with all the assumptions, but this is quite thought provoking.

    Terry

    • Raunak said

      Terry, I feel the same way. Do not agree with a lot but like the post because it got me thinking and putting together my thoughts on the same issues.
      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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