My Best, Worst And Most Likely Case Predictions For The World In Five Years.

I am not Nostradamus and I find it extremely difficult to predict what will happen tomorrow leave alone during the next five years. There is so much uncertainty around that it is not funny anymore. Here is the latest ominous sign about the kind of unexpected things that can happen in the future just as this chinese virus came as a surprise.

My best prediction will be that:

  1. Almost all vehicles two wheelers, four wheelers and transportation and agricultural vehicles will run on electricity. Electricity itself will be generated from renewable sources and be non polluting. This single development will realign industry, maintenance and service work forces like never before.
  2. Artificial Intelligence and robotics will be the next big invader into employment and the Service Sector will be the biggest employer throwing unqualified workers out of employment and causing big strain on National budgets. This could raise taxes on working persons causing quite a bit of social unrest.
  3. Working and Learning From Home will be more common than working in offices and learning in schools and colleges, and this will strain the Realty Sector but will reduce traffic on roads and call for different kinds of policing and criminal activities.
  4. Women will increasingly be more visible in high positions and their wages will match male wages.
  5. Hard cash as we now know it will become almost extinct as electronic payment systems will increasingly take over.
  6. Banks as we know now will also disappear as while Banking will very much be there, Banks in physical existence as branches and offices
    will disappear.
  7. As much as I hate to predict this, wearing masks will be as ubiquitous as it is in Japan.
  8. Wireless charging of hand held devices which will be indispensable and will enable people to charge their devices on the go.

    Worst prediction will be that the Clash Of Civilisations will see intense hostilities across the globe and we will see unprecedented refugee problems across the globe. Some trigger-happy lunatic in charge of a nuclear arsenal may start something and none of us may be alive.

    The most likely prediction will be that nothing will change and we will blunder along as we are doing now.

This is my contribution to this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Maria. Sanjana, PadmumRaju, Shackman , Srinivas and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Conrad. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.

23 thoughts on “My Best, Worst And Most Likely Case Predictions For The World In Five Years.”

  1. What’s happened, Ramana? I am seriously limping behind. Only just saw your post on “First Borns” to which I left you a comment. I note that Padmini, your sister, didn’t pipe up what life was like under the tutelage of her older brothers.

    As to predictions and the next five years. Well, the crystal ball is all yours. I just gaze into the middle distance, hoping my umbrella won’t overturn. The Angel, being pragmatic, battles the elements with waterproofs and meditation.


    1. Padmini I suspect did not want to boast. Being the youngest and the only girl, she was mollycoddled by her three brothers as she is even today by the two surviving ones. And about the crystal ball gazing, I would rather not too.

  2. Climate change will be catastrophic. That is a certainty with the ice and methane situation. Food will be another. And yes, all you have said. We are eyeing the USA with increasing dismay due to his predicted reluctance to leave office and what that will mean – the continuing wars everywhere enhanced by a fresh malignancy.


  3. I agree with your points but like Conrad not so much a 5-year timeline. Our society is so fubared it will likely take more than 5 years to correct the intentional damage done by the current inhabitant of the white house.

  4. What about anthropogenic global warming & climate change Ramana? Things are not looking good.
    ‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions
    Welcome to the Anthropocene Age. Will it be the end of us?
    ‘High likelihood of human civilisation coming to end’ by 2050, report finds
    Human society has 90% chance of collapsing in the next few decades. But why?
    Inquiry hears natural disasters likely to become more intense and frequent in future | Sky News Australia
    Anthropogenic climate change accelerating faster than earlier, natural analogs – Advanced Science News
    Climate change is only going to make health crises like coronavirus more frequent and worse
    ‘My home is touched by the sea’: Climate change displacing one person every two seconds, Oxfam says
    ‘Uninhabitable Hell:’ UN Report Warns of Planet’s Future for Millions Without Climate Action

    Regards Keith.

    1. Welcome back to my blog Keith. Nice to have your valuable view here. I do think that a lot is already being done about action on climate change and the virus has speeded up some albeit involuntarily. The danger is very real and I do not underestimate it but, I am a little more optimistic than you are.

  5. Ramana, you said this..
    Almost all vehicles two wheelers, four wheelers and transportation and agricultural vehicles will run on electricity. Electricity itself will be generated from renewable sources and be non polluting.
    My take on this is :
    that these occurrences are beneficial for the reverse of Climate change and the earth will blossom again, Ice Caps will start to re-freeze and Corals re-grow, with the elimination of Fossil fuels and the Middle East influence with their Oil, over the rest of the world will become non-existent, over the next 50 years.

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