The Growth Of The Future

The middle of the 21st century promises massive changes in everything from geopolitics to the environment.
August 30, 2005, 5am PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"These three concurrent, intertwined transitions--demographic, economic, environmental--are what historians of the future will remember when they look back on our age. They are transforming everything from geopolitics to the structure of families. And they pose problems on a scale that humans have little experience with. As Harvard University biologist E. O. Wilson puts it, we are about to pass through "the bottleneck," a period of maximum stress on natural resources and human ingenuity."

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Published on Monday, August 29, 2005 in Scientific American
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