I don’t believe America is going to be a capitalist country after 20 years. I also don’t believe America will be unified anymore, as in all the states still United under the federal government. Despite these break ups, I believe that the federal government will survive in some form and will simply claim that it has rightful control over this broken up America and can command the states to do because, they simply have more power and using the excuse that it’s best to have a central government as the founding fathers claimed, ignoring that they also said that that citizens should throw off a tyrannical government over them.
I believe that the American federal government will start a third world war, or rather provoke one, and that there will be a large exodus of Christians from America to Canada, Mexico and Israel, because of an obvious and huge rise in crime over the next years. And also because of their fear of being drafted regardless of their age into an evil army controlled by a tyrannical government.
I think education will be on par with a substandard version of what China has achieved now, or rather as good as what Russia has now, and that the major breakthroughs if any, will be made in the those with government/military contracts, who have the money for R&D, and that most of these achievements will never be shared with the world. The ones I do believe will become common will mainly be in brain to machine interface technology, androids/smart-robots, self-repairing metal and graphene skins of vehicles, planes and armor, organ growing (including the ability to heal burn victims completely, nerve repair (including the kind that will heal paralysis), extreme human memory enhancement, graphene armor, optical computers, crystal memory storage, holographic projection, and miniature thorium power plants. I don’t believe the government will allow America or any other country to get farther than that and I believe it will use a third world war to severely reduce the world’s population, so that there will be no chance of ever loosening their control from an afterwards global American government.
I also believe that there will still be a world-wide drug war, merely out of greed and as a tool used by governments against citizens they don’t like, and that people being framed for drug possession or owning some banned plant will become common. I believe that governments will make it legal for them to seize an entire estate and all the property a person has merely because they found some illegal drugs or plants on them, and that even if it isn’t legal, they will “lose” the property or sell it off quickly so that if the robbed person manages to get the courage and help to go back to court to sue for damages, that the judge will simply say, “We’re bankrupt and no longer own your property so we have nothing to give you.”
I believe that China will no longer be able to sell us goods cheaply, due to having broken apart into smaller countries which will go into competition with one another, and as a result, the prices of goods throughout the world will become much higher. As a result of that, those who were used to having a comfortable life will resort to theft and murder to get what they want, and many businesses will go out of business as a result. The wealthy communities and businesses will boost their security and have to bribe the police for better protection as a result of crimes becoming much more frequent and bolder. Eventually, America’s great cities will look like ghettos.
Their police and military forces, will become much more corrupt as a result of taking bribes and become more corrupt than street gangs. Loyalty even between the government, military and police will be hard to have without bribes.
I believe this will happen due to the psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists gaining much more control throughout the leadership positions in the world, and as that happens, crime will increase in proportion and will become so high, that having an unhelpful and backstabbing neighbor will be common.
Eventually I believe that the corruption will become so bad, that some country is going to sneak a submarine of the coast of America and detonate a nuclear missile at just the right height to ruin most of the electronics, at which point, over the weeks, there will be millions of deaths, mass rioting and the north fleeing to Canada, and the South fleeing to Mexico. During this time I believe millions will die, and that the dead bodies will cause a huge increase in flies, and that these flies will spread plagues all over. I believe that many will resort to cannibalism and end up eating diseased humans which will result in more plagues.
I also believe there will be a few devastating earthquakes From California to Nevada and in the New Madrid area. The New Madrid earthquakes will cause gas explosions along the gas pipelines there which will kill millions of people.
I believe that working cars, trucks and planes will be rare and bullet proof vests, guns and ammo also, due to the world’s devastated economy, major food supply reduction (due to America being devastated), a huge drop in buyers of these things and from crime and wars hindering the transport of oil and gas. I imagine the world will become filled with feudalistic Thunderdome cities with small armies which will only cooperate in times of desperation or if they are convinced they can gain a good amount of worthy plunder and slaves.
These are not prophecies, just my educated guesses about what will happen.
Update 4-4-2012/5:40 AM, just found this:
Like many others, I continue thinking about how long it will be before the AntiChrist shows up, because after his 7 year terror, the world will finally, mostly, have peace. The Bible teaches things will get worse in the last days. Though things may have gotten better in that God raised up millions to be saved, and saved them, at the same time it could be said things were getting worse, because the world has been deliberately fighting against whatever true evidence came up for the true religion, and not just that, but in certain ways, became more rebellious. For example, many atheists arose and murdered hundreds of millions, and many people with so called “anti-social” personality disorders have appeared, and because of Satan blinding the minds of the world, instead of a decrease in mental disorders, there is an increase. Anti-social people are like viruses, who, by their actions spread their bad behavior. And as the world gets worse, decent and righteous Christians will get more worn down, more drained of money, and the churches of the fake ones will also fall apart under the strain and be out to save themselves by evil means, and that will like putting fuel on the fire. Crime/lawlessness will get worse and worse, and stuffing people in jail or prison will also make things worse, because it will increase bitterness and put more money into the hands of corrupt police and corruptions officers and the jail owners. And more children will be left without good parenting. I think like computer chips doubling in power every few years, so the wickedness of the world also doubles every few years. At some point, it will get so bad, that the governmental systems of the world will begin disintegrating. Because of that, there will be even more rulers. Because there won’t be enough money for large governments, and because of the mistrust people will have of them, they will want something simpler, kings, dictators or generals. And many will prefer anarchy because of having no more trust in any kind of government authority. During this breakdown, production of technology will slow rapidly, and there will be even more poor. Eventually, bullets and guns will become rare, and knives, swords, spears, staffs and clubs will take their place. The rich of the world will probably be living in glorious high tech cities, and because many of them will be narcissists, they will not try to help the poor outside of their cities, but be happy to ignore them for some supposed good cause. They will either actually believe that their cause is just, like depopulating the world to save it from global warming, or pollution, or babies being born miserable because of poverty, or will instead be deliberately crushing the poor and “common people” for pleasure. The breakdown will also be due to the Bible being ignored, because it is the best book to heed for self-control and progressing. There are no comparable alternatives to the Bible. And once preaching of the Bible becomes rare, the world will have reverted back to the way it was during ancient times, but in a worse way, because many hundreds of millions among the world, will know right from wrong, meaning, the commandments, but will ignore them and do as they please instead. God will also harden the hearts of the Gentiles/world, so that few to none will be saved till he returns. Any young children growing up at this time will probably have very little knowledge of the Bible. And when those children grow up and hear Christians pointing out to them that the AntiChrist has come to power in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, one of them being that evidence for the world leader being the AntiChrist is that his name adds up to make 666, will be laughed at as desperate conspiracy theorists of religion near extinction.
My best guess is that from today there is twenty to forty years left before this age ends. And that is well within my life time, not some convenient climate change geek or new age prophet’s “in 100 TO 1000 years from now the world will be on fire [and I promise I care! so have sex with and worship my nerd self all you beautiful women!]” prophecy.
There’s another reason that I think there’s only a few decades left: there exists information regarding how to create energy sources greater than a typical nuclear power plant, greater than the planned fusion reactors, and the ancient knowledge of how to levitate objects. If someone discovers how to levitate objects, meaning neutralize the effect of gravity on them, it would cause a panic of the ruling rich of the world, who would fear that they could be toppled with such knowledge. They would in my opinion try to accelerate the collapse of the world economy and try even harder to vacuum in the wealth around them. The Vatican would be one of those vacuums from Hell. I have more insight into what would happen, but I’ll save that for later.