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What If We Plan Our Future? 

Chapter 22


Major Prediction No. 20: This world will embrace a renaissance of art, philosophy, and righteous thought in the 2020s and beyond. All hail The Second Renaissance.

Today we live in a world plagued by war, poverty, economic despair, environmental decay and severe shortages of democracy and human rights. These problems are compounded because we muddle along without any ambition, leadership or goals.


Fortunately, positive change in the 21st Century will occur because:

•        The philosophy of All Souls Are Created Equal coupled with religious reformations and religious tolerance will raise our level of civilization.

•        War Prevention techniques will limit war and reduce dictatorships – thus making the world a more peaceful place to live in.

•        The construction of robots, the building of skyscraper farms, the manufacture of driverless cars and then flying cars, biotechnology, and the growth of the renewable energy business will create a new economic boom.

A complete educational reform will inspire a resurgence of learning and this is key for achieving a far better future.

•        The Population Bomb will be defused later this century through superior birth control and cryonics - thus mitigating all this planet’s major environmental and social problems.

•        The spread of democracy, liberty, human rights, women’s rights, and minority rights will also greatly improve our social standing.

“We all have souls of equal worth to God. Therefore we all deserve freedom…”

The reason why democracy and human rights are not world wide is that many young people trapped in repressive regimes like Cuba, China and North Korea  DON’T know they have these universal rights. In the 2020s and beyond, keeping these rights a secret will be a lot harder for military regimes and repressive governments.

It is a combination of these events, techniques and ideas that will lead to a world where people actively work together to ensure that all people enjoy freedom, education, and employment.


Prediction No. 86: A world-wide pledge honored by a vast majority of people will flourish after 2050 that will allow people to live their lives in peace without persecution. This is key for attaining an advanced society.

There are many cultures, races, nationalities, religions and political beliefs, two sexes and a myriad of other categories that identify human beings. The key to an advanced society is to get most people throughout the world to agree that all people have souls of equal worth to God. Hence: racism, prejudice, sexism, religious and political persecution are unacceptable.


This can be done! In 1955, African Americans living in the Deep South rode in the back of the bus, could not eat at certain restaurants, had separate water fountains and bathrooms, and had to attend separate schools. We’ve changed. There is still much work to be done in this country to attain true equality. However, we are very close to becoming a nation that can set an example for the world to follow. This kind of world-wide change will take time, but it will happen. We will experience a Second Renaissance.

It should be noted that this time period won’t be called the Second Renaissance. I’m calling it that. This time period won’t have a name until history gives it one – perhaps hundreds of years from now.



Prediction No. 87: By 2060, people throughout the world will meet to discuss social conditions and problems in regions of need. They will then take intelligent actions to help.

One of the most critical aspects of the Second Renaissance is that people will band together to work intelligently and diligently to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Today, we depend on governments to solve problems. But as our civilization advances, people will be the driving force to end hunger, war and environmental decay.


Specifically, people who care will simultaneously beam their images in holographic form to meeting rooms to discuss the pressing social issues of the day. If there is a failure of democracy in Rwanda, women being abused in Afghanistan, or economic despair in the Philippines, these educated people will brainstorm and advocate solutions. No problem has a simple solution so unique solutions often have to be formulated.

Starvation on the level we see today won’t be acceptable later this century. Thus, the citizens of the Second Renaissance will invest in skyscraper farms, underwater farms, robotic farms and tugboat farms. The profits may not be as great as investing in gold, but starving people can’t eat gold.



“Now look,” Theebia spoke out, “We need to come up with a marketable product that will work for New Delhi.”

Theebia looked like a see-through ghost as her image hovered over the floor about six inches in the Belmont apartment of Audrey and Dexter. There were seven other images beamed into the circular room. 

“I think they still make wooden chairs in that city,” added Germaine, a young man wearing a white gown that seemed to move in a non-existent breeze.

“Unfortunately, they’re running out of wood,” explained Sasha. She was the farthest away as her image originated from Minsk. She was a tall, thin brunette who wore a light-blue gown.

Hanging on the apartment’s white wall was an attractive multi-dimensional artwork that constantly changed shapes and colors. The painting showed a sun rise and then set. Its various shades of orange and yellow rays extended at different lengths averaging six inches from the base of the painting.

“Well, what can they produce?” asked Audrey. She took a sip of her green tea as her most recent husband Dexter sat next to her. They were in the second year of their 5-year marriage contract.

“They need food,” Dexter interjected. “What if we funded a skyscraper farm and encouraged them to sell their surplus food to repay the loan?”

There was a long debate over how this could be done. After all, successful investments led to further humanitarian investments.

On July 27, 2061, The Belmont Social Alliance decided to fund a skyscraper farm in downtown New Delhi.

Everyone in the room smiled. “Let’s do it," chimed Sasha. All in the alliance knew that the venture could lose money but it was the right thing to do.