I will purposely keep this simple.
Let me first however lay some brief groundwork for what I'm about to write.
Our perception of reality is what seems to be true and often IS true. Hot. cold, hunger, thirst, and pain are examples.
What we see and hear and taste and feel is often true but can be misinterpreted or translated in many different ways as when watching a magician perform or listening to music with eyes closed.
Something I mention often when I write is calculated neglect. I consider calculated neglect the most murderous weapon on earth and the silent killer of billions of humans over time. It is also one form of population control or depopulation policy.
Calculated neglect is a self-defining phrase that is commonly used by some humans to accomplish that which we often do not want to assume direct responsibility for ... often calculated neglect is a thoughtless yet intentional process. It is not lethal but it is damaging.
Like ignoring or not acknowledging the hunger of children in a foreign land is not overtly murderous yet can lead to starvation and death.
Now we shall all quickly jump light years ahead to my two forecasts of the future.
In the first scenario (the decimation scenario) earths human population has been decimated and in the second scenario (science faction) humans are populating other planets. And in both scenarios the human over-population problem has been solved.
In the "decimation" scenario earth's resources or nature have been conserved and replenished due to the reduction of human demand or the reduced human population to 10% of what it is today.
In the second scenario the same has been accomplished by both educating the masses, nature conservation and replenishment, self-control and exporting population growth off of the planet earth using science and technology.
Scenario one is something that can be accomplished sooner using biological weapons of mass destruction. i.e. a plague
Scenario two will likely never happen since scenario one is rapidly becoming the only viable solution.
There are many reasons for my two forecasts. One is that is still isn't too late for scenario two.
However there are two seemingly totally unrelated policies in America that we can all relate too that will make my point.
The first is education.
The other is taxes.
Education is required to make progress using science or to make science fiction science faction. One of an endless number of the benefits of education would be population control.
Taxation or human value distribution is required to sustain economic systems that are imposed onthe majority of human beings by a minority of human beings.
A by product of taxation is the tyranny of the minority combined with the dimunation of the majority.
To paraphrase ... the minority is good (or so we are taught and told) and it's rights must be preserved and the majority (all of us) is bad and it's rights must be contained.
Now I will take an acute new direction with my second policy ... at least thought wise.
A seemingly totally unrelated, disjointed topic that for some reason garners a lot of attention by a minority of excessively wealthy Americans.
Beyond a certain level of wealth ... what is the purpose of inheritance taxes. Today an enormous amount of wealth is allowed to escape to be inherited and hoarded by an astoundingly small number of human beings on earth.
And looking slightly further ... what exactly are the benefits of excessive wealth? What is the cost of the benefits of genetics, stem cell research, DNA, organ transplants and artificial organs? Health Care? Education. Science.
Finally revisiting scenario number one or decimation to make my point self-evident ... who would be the benefactors of the 10% of humans remaining on earth? The minority or the masses?
Who would inherit the earth?
I personally opt for scenario number two.