- 22 Feb 17
The planet was already heading towards a crisis. But political forces have recently been unleashed which will surely accelerate that process – and fast! So what will the world be like in 2040? It is a deeply troubling question…
These times are so bizarre and grotesque that, like children at their first horror film, we have taken to watching the world through our fingers. It’s all about disruption, we’re told. We’ve been through a decade of economic turmoil, global warfare and near-epidemics, and now we have to contend with Brexit and the America carnage wrought by the Trump administration.
Disruption me arse.
Not unnaturally, we are so preoccupied with what’s going on around us, with keeping the show on the road and the kids fed, that there’s little time to contemplate what lies over the next hill. But there’s no doubt whatsoever that there’s trouble brewing. Big trouble.