How do you picture America in the mid-21st century? What kind of societal, cultural, business and political changes do you foresee happening by then?
One of my upcoming additions to the timeline will be "2051 – The U.S. population reaches 400 million".
Now, I could probably just write a sentence or two describing this statistical milestone. But I thought it would be more interesting to include some additional background on what the country is like by then. So feel free to share your thoughts/predictions here and maybe I'll include some of them.
My initial thoughts are that the country will be ethnically more diverse by then, whites having recently become a minority (in the 2040s). Will the nation be as divided and polarised, though? The Baby Boomers will have pretty much died out. The country will be more urbanised and a lot more technologically advanced. Climate change will be having severe impacts on America's infrastructure and there could be a serious refugee problem. The southern Bible Belt states will continue to lag behind the rest of the country, and climate change will exacerbate regional differences.
Let me know your thoughts and ideas.