The Present and the Future
By Bryan Caplan
Last night I saw Star Trek with Robin, Alex, and Garett. The amazing thing to me was how unimpressive Earth looks hundreds of years in the future. It looks like economic growth in the future has been well under 1% for a quarter millenium. When the real world hits the mid-23rd century, I see a world blanketed in cities inhabited by a trillion immortals.
If this strikes you as implausible, check out the futurist I prefer to J.J. Abrams – one of the few who marvels that the future is already here.
HT: Robin for buying my ticket and saving my seat, and Aaron Mills for the clip.