I have been avoiding this topic for a few years now; it is complicated, better for a book than a few random blog posts. I will try and organize my thoughts, outline the topic and publish longer articles on these issues.
The essential 411 is that we are moving into a period of total crisis change. This will be the shift from the industrial economy to a new economic model. The turn will be marked by war, or wars, which will change the geopolitical sphere, likely resulting in the redrawing of national borders with many nations disappearing, and others appearing while others shrink or shift. The changes we see in the Middle East especially from the House of Saud are causing optimism for a complete reformation of the region including relations between Israel and the Arab states.
The change will perfect the current socio-economic model which is based on free markets, the rule of law, reformed religions, individual liberty (which is freedom married to personal responsibility), strict Constitutional/human rights, and republicanism. I doubt that there is a specific model and many nations will choose finely tuned forms of the model. Other models will increasingly be discarded since it will be abundantly clear they do not work and will leave the nations relying on them behind in the economic march to prosperity.
Technology will inform much of this and allow a turn away from corrupting socialism back towards a more Classically Liberal Individualist form. Freestanding Internet programmes, for example, blockchains will shift how we identify ourselves, how we trade with one another, how we bank, invest, and contract with one another. Nearly all of the institutions we rely on today will be profoundly changed or eliminated by these new programs. The elimination of middlemen will reduce costs and allow a massive increase in productivity and with it wealth.
Automation like the self-drive car will alter how we live and move. Like blockchain, this will reduce cost, simplify our lives and extend our lives. Some of these changes will be massive like self-drive semi trucks, while others will be tiny like exoskeletons (later these will be implantable) which allow the paralyzed to walk, keep the elderly from toppling over, and make work easier and simpler. We know the form of a few, but these will be myriad, and many with yet unknown ways.
The government will be radically and permanently changed. The political pendulum has traveled beyond its extent, and the backlash will cause it to swing back towards more individual liberty. Blockchain will allow the elimination of nearly every government transfer payment program and permit a permanent minimal safety net to undergird society. Some of this will be charitable, or religious, and some will be the government. The need for government agencies and the employees therein who siphon off the funding will be eliminated. The blockchain parameters will trigger should an individual have a real socio-economic need.
The pension crisis, the government debt crisis (state, local, and federal), the political corruption crisis, and much more will combine to force the politicians to change the government, reducing the power of the politicians and increasing the power of the individual while more strongly preserving individual liberty and rights. This will require a return to personal responsibility. This will be in part driven by the excesses of our current low quality political class but also by influential interests currently pushing the rise of fascist authoritarianism in the Universities, and in many if not most of our public entities.
Religion will see a resurgence although precisely what this means is a bit unclear. The current atheistic neo-Victorian progressive cult has run its course. As it turns into fascism, Americans will rebel, and the blowback will be profound. The turn will be to reformed religions, renewed morality, value, truth, and a sharp turn away from the false gods of postmodernism, and cultural Marxism.
One consequence of this will be a turn to a more rational less cultish environmentalism which will allow the land use fetishization of real property in the progressive enclaves to be reformed. The land use restrictions will be amended, allowing people to control their land again. Also, the technological changes and automation will let us radically redesign where we live, and where and how we work. Fewer people will be tied to jobs allowing more people to leave the expensive cities and suburbs and move to spaces which are configured as they desire, and occupied by people they choose to live amongst.
Most of the changes will drive the cost of living down reducing the problems with homelessness and poverty. For the first time since the institution of the failed War on Poverty, we stand a chance of successfully and permanently reducing poverty.
I will need some time to organize this to make this coherent.