The challenges of the 3rd millennium will be how to achieve immortality!
The old enemies of mankind (plague, famine and war) are now manageable. For the first time in history, more people die of eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases.
The challenges of the 3rd millennium will be how to achieve immortality.
But that is not all good news! People will cede work and decisions to machines and algorithms. The useless masses cast aside by this development will pursue the mirage of happiness with drugs and virtual reality. Only the super-rich will reap the true rewards of the new technologies. They will command evolution with intelligent design, editing their genomes and eventually merging with machines.
Thus, an elite species of Homo Deus will emerge from Homo sapiens. Homo sapiens will eventually die out the same way as their Neanderthal cousins.
Reproduced, with commentary, from review of: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow | by Prof. Yuval Noah Harari (his works have been supported by
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Barack Obama among others)