In 2077, we will be three billion more people. On the one hand, we have technological possibilities like never before at our disposal. On the other hand, we have the pressure of demographic growth and the threats of resource scarcity, pollution, and climate change. How can we meet energy and food needs in a sustainable way, without jeopardizing our permanence on this planet? Ten thousand years after having become sedentary, in many parts of the globe man will be forced to return to a new nomadism, leading to the largest migration movement in history. A new global order will arise. In 2077, there may be more than 20 nuclear powers, almost all of them located in areas of great political instability. The possibility of a new world war in space is not out of the equation. In the time of nanotechnology and dangerously minuscule weapons, big politics will be increasingly more important.
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