The Uncertainty of the Future

What do you think of when someone says “the future”.

There are countless novels about dystopian and utopian societies depicting a world that is much worse or much better than today.

Are you one to think of the future in a positive way and with hope (bottom left) or are you a bit more pessimistic about the future (as the top right picture suggests). Is it going to be a time when humanity increases in knowledge and the world becomes a happier place or a time like the dark ages when humanity wasn’t living in the best conditions?

In a book I have been reading called The Scorch Trials by James Dashner a group of kids are from a dystopian society where a disease called “The Flare” has wiped out most of the Earth’s population. All of the governments of the world have put their resources together to form a group called WICKED (World In Catastrophe Killzone Experiment Department) to find a cure to this devastating illness. Sun flares have also made most of the planet a dry empty space with few inhabitants.

I am curious as to what others’ opinions are of the future and how it will most likely look like.


One thought on “The Uncertainty of the Future

  1. I think about the uncertainty of the future all of the time, because there is actually no one who knows what will happen. Sure, people can make predictions but unless every single prediction is the same, which is impossible, then the vast majority of predictors will be wrong, even furthering the evidence that most people have no idea what they are talking about. The future could be a vast improvement from our poverty-filled society, or it could be a second Dark Ages after a devastating World War 3. No one knows, and that is what makes the uncertainty of the future so intriguing.


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