Animals get human rights and are no longer forced to endure life in slaughterhouses and be eaten. No animal can be harmed for food. Being vegan is normal. Caring is normal.
Renewable & environmentally friendly energy sources fully replace fossil fuel use. Each country's grid is ran off renewable clean energy. Extreme carbon tax is implemented.
All vehicles are electrical. Autonomous driving fully realized.
Cure for all cancers & diseases (cheap immunotherapies, medicine).
Psychedelics legalized. Possession, purchase and manufacturing. Psychotherapy is available everywhere.
NLP lets machines understand knowledge & language at deep level.
Universal basic income allows each person to work on problems they deeply care about. Novel ideas can be explored by each person according to their interest & skill.
Learn Anything is one of the top tools for learning and finding ideas. AI is able to craft personally optimized learning paths & connecting users to interesting novel ideas.
No more Electron and other wasteful tech used. All apps are native and use optimal amount of resources.
No more UX dark patterns. Each app/tool experience optimizes for user joy & empowerment.
Ability to control computers with thoughts at high bandwidth.
Smarter cities that are friendly to humans & wildlife, not cars.
A lot of designated areas across the globe given back to wildlife to flourish.
No dictators (China/Russia/..). Every country has proper democratic process with fairly elected leaders. Countries/cities compete for best talent & do best by their citizens.
There are efficient tools to grow food at home so more people can live off the grid without government intervention and need to pay tax.
Government conducts itself in transparent and open manner. Any change to constitution or law is done in the open. Every tax dollar should be accounted for without ability to mismanage the budget (no stealing).
I try to get to this future as soon as possible by setting and completing my own personal life goals.
Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" - Moving into the world where it costs nearly nothing to manufacture, share or create things. The growing economy of sharing things and less need for ownership.
The Roots of Progress - The story of human progress—and how we can keep it going.
Speculating Futures - Solarpunky reading list.