2050 – World Peace. It was the economy, stupid! On 9 September 2011 the world banking system collapsed for good soon after Portugal, Italy and Spain requested a bank bailout. The fall of the Asian Tigers followed when the Western market suddenly vanished. Civil unrest, chaos and a decade of war ended only when the stock of military weapons ran out; production had ceased, and there was no longer money to make out of war. Money meant nothing anyway but killing your enemy meant you had to get close to him; violence had a human face again. That’s when people started to come together. Because the Internet had miraculously survived we reconnected and started rebuilding human-size communities with a sense of belonging. All voices were heard. That’s when we shared the world rather than exploit it. It took 30 years, but we are now at peace. One human being, one voice, one vote.
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“At last, putting weapons to good use” - a work by Cristóvão Canhavato (Kester) taken at the French Cultural Centre in Maputo, Mozambique. Photograph - Roger Tatoud
Author: Roger Tatoud