thenextwave

Trouble ahead, trouble behind

Posted in emerging issues, future, health by Andrew Curry on 23 February, 2009

“While it may seem like the crisis is fully upon us, it will get worse”

That’s how the online official bootleg of the current edition of C-Lab introduces the five pithy and dystopian futures in its article, “Rogue States of Mind“. China (financial implosion) and Russia (collapsing energy revenues) both get a dystopia of their own, along with spreading drought and a boomer-led health crisis.

My favourite – because it works on several levels – is the picture of America deciding to sell off to other nations its “underperforming units”, meaning those states of the union which are no longer regarded as viable. Joe Biden gets to make the announcement because of his “working class credibility”.

Thanks to BLDG BLOG for the tip.

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