In 2030, You’ll Own Nothing And Be Happy About It
Incredible predictions from the World Economic Forum’s mastermind about life in 2030
The headline of this story is from Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. He is the mastermind behind the World Economic Forum that organizes the well-known Davos Summit.
The headline is a prediction of this gentleman from 2016 about the world of 2030. In a period when we all globally feel the pains and challenges of an accelerated change at a massive scale in every aspect of our lives, such a prediction will surely relieve your anxious mind — especially when it comes from such a prestigious individual.
One thing I learned in life is to attain positive skepticism. It means to be in an endless search for answers in this grand school of life and to challenge every answer you find. That is the only way to grow and develop a synthesis from the dance of thesis and anti-thesis.
In this sense, I would be happy to share Mr. Schwab’s 8 predictions and approach every bullet point with some comments.
1. “You’ll own nothing” — And “you’ll be happy about it.”
That is an adamant one.
Since early humans, we wanted to own something; either a cave, a land, a flock of animals, tools, furniture, a house, etc. Humans wanted to own, like how animals mark the borders of their territory. Perhaps, this is an instinct we cannot resist. It gives us the feeling of security and stability amidst the volatile, unclear, complex, and ambiguous life characteristics. Owning is like leaning our back to a stone when fighting with an enemy. We avoid our basic fears and create a comfort zone.
However, since the end of the gold standard and the start of a global money printing experiment at a global scale in 1971, while strengthening the USD`s global reserve money status, citizens of the world have become the victims of an endless debt cycle. In this system, you can print more money than the amount of gold and silver in stock, which creates inflation and more debt. The lands, mortgages, and…