Jessica Wildfire: "The future isn’t going to be an apocalypse. It’s not going to be full of starships and robots, either. It’s going to feel a little dystopian. If we have even the slightest chance as a species, the future needs to be agrarian, even rustic, compared to how we’re living now. It might feel like we’re traveling backward in time."
"The future isn’t going to be a world where you want to fend for yourself. The economy isn’t going to experience a V-shaped recovery. Even couples in their 30s and 40s are going to start moving closer to their friends and relatives. They’ll be able to pool resources, and save money on things like childcare and senior care."
"It’s too late to reverse. We’re going to be living with the consequences of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions for the next several decades. If we’re smart, we can start making radical changes now to mitigate the fallout. That’s the best case scenario."
"The economy will go into shell shock. One industry will implode, sending ripples across others. We’re at the beginning of a very deep depression. It’ll transform the way we live for the next 100 years. Life is going to be austere. This won’t be a terrible thing, at least for the planet."
Without universal healthcare, hospitals and medical practices will start to fall apart. "
"You’ll probably buy a smaller home."
"You’ll probably be driving an electric car. You might be sharing a car with extended family and friends." "You’ll probably put solar panels on your house. If you have energy storage, then you’ll be able to use appliances even if the grid is down."
"You’ll probably start homesteading. Some people are already growing a little cautious of relying completely on commercial farms and grocery chains for their food. They’re trying to become more self-sufficient. Just think if you moved closer to friends and family, and you all started to homestead."
"You’ll probably start bartering. “Buy Nothing” groups have already spread across the country. People are exchanging goods and services directly. This will continue as homesteading goes mainstream."
"You’ll probably homeschool your kids."
"You probably won’t send your kids to college.
The average university is reeling from the pandemic."
"You’re going to become more self-sufficient."
"Our survival depends on it."
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