Sorry, I haven't been on this forum in a long time. I've had this question in my head for quite some time now and thought I should finally get around to posting it. This is my first post, by the way.
Which developing countries are on track to become developed by 2030? And which ones by 2050?
Which developed countries might fall back into underdevelopment?
What should be the criteria for considering a country developed?
What (realistic) steps must a developing country take in order to become developed? (I'm not looking to hear "must have low levels of corruption," I wanna hear something realistic and doable.)
Should Chile and Uruguay finally be considered developed? I've seen various stats on Wikipedia for these two countries and in my opinion they should be considered developed.
Will there be new terminologies like 'hyperdeveloped countries' and 'Type I countries' by 2100 for developed countries that will be far ahead of their counterparts?
I'm also really looking to hear what you guys have to say about African countries and how you think some of them will turn out by 2050.
All are welcome to post and give their opinions whether factual or not, and to go off on tangents if they like (I know I certainly do).