Is the Future really a mystery?

Before beginning to discuss this topic, it is important for all those reading this to know that apart from my t-shirt size, I am not a medium and therefore cannot see the future, but after looking into various articles I think I’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s going to unveil before us all in the coming years…

As we have seen in the past, with the events in Crimea and the middle-eastern crisis, the world of tomorrow will undoubtedly have repeats of such events as power hungry countries such as Russia will not control their eating habits, and wars have a continuous nature (if they are not happening in the US, they are in Europe, if not in Europe, then in the middle east, or elsewhere). At the end of the day, it is within human nature to regress sometimes, and while it is also within human nature to learn from our mistakes, few do, and so such events repeat, though in differing places.

Looking at modern events such as Brexit or Donald Trump’s victory, or even the support for President Assad. It is evident that these occurrences reflect those of the past. Institutions such as the European union are said to have no right to exist any longer as it is in their nature to fall. Like Kaiser Wilhelm of the Weimar Republic, these institutions, the persons within them, and the codes they abide by, all have an expiry date which one day will come. The present support for President Assad is going to have consequential effects after the war in Syria is over; at the moment when support for his regime is seen as essential, a blind eye is turned on his countless violations of human rights and domestic abuses, it is as though he is an untouchable figure but as the future comes these will be acknowledged just like they were acknowledged after Batista had been kicked off power in Cuba in 1958. And after they are acknowledged the appropriate changes will incur…

With relation to Donald Trump and Brexit, things considered to have unpredictable impacts, are in fact things that can be analysed appropriately. In the US, the changes that will incur are quite predictable in fact. Naturally as a firm challenger of climate change and other scientific fields, P.Trump will obviously take the necessary measures to cut spending in these areas and reverse all the changes made by Barack Obama. He has already showed an unwillingness to listen to scientific advisers, and has rejected countless appeals from scientists suggesting that his focus is very far from the environment. Looking more closely at P.Trump’s campaign one can clearly see that at the centre of his focus is anti-immigration policy and economic welfare spending rather than the wider spending for all areas seen in Barack’s budget. The effects of such a distinctive policy have already been seen; protests outside the white house and airports, science marches, and hacking attempts, have all left their mark, but there is more to come. As the days go by, pretty soon P.Trump will launch another of his hard hitting policies which will cause more shock waves to arise.

Brexit will act in a similar manner, the economy will be consistently volatile, those at the very bottom will be worst off, and institutions of study, work, and other such things will be under constant economic pressure which, like a virus; will spread to their students. When in 2023, 24, 25, 26 or later, we come out of the university’s to find work we will be carrying massive debts, and will not be able to afford the unreasonable housing prices. The level of people getting married will likely decrease as this will become a luxury not all will afford and friends will be more likely to share accommodations together. This in turn, will increase the chances of unexpected pregnancies and increase the level of abortions. As people’s focus will turn to survival through work, they will not have children. Those who do however, will give birth later in their 30s or even 40s, increasing the chances of disability. Due to these actions there will be greater pressure on the NHS and eventually people will realise that Brexit was not the right decision.

Despite all the above, obviously Great Britain has the capacity to recover, however; this recovery will take time, and while it does those who end up in lower paid professions will suffer dramatically, and I suspect that intimate relationships between individuals will be much more desirable than ever before as there will be a greater need for security. People will be under greater pressure to make the right decisions more often and when they fail to do so the impacts will be much greater…

Overall therefore, as human beings we have to be realistic, but idealistic as well-not at the same time of course. When looking at the events that have unfolded or that are unfolding in front of us we must remember to consider how these things affect us directly. Although decisions in the US for example may seem passive in relation to us, they do yield a great deal, especially environmental policy which may influence what types of bags we use…Although it is important to live in the present, as human beings it is in our nature to indulge in future fantasies and so we must make these educated guesses about what may come so that when we are afflicted by issues their negative effects are lessened and we’re secured…