According to the latest United Nations guesstimate, in about three hundred years the planet earth will be populated by a cool 9 billion people living to an average age of 95.
A few thoughts.
First, at the rate we’re going, I really wonder whether we’ll still be walking upright. Stayed tuned for a right wing, religious, creationist school board in the South (circa 2304) to point to a picture of one of us and proclam, “There’s no way we evolved from that.”
Second, if we’re going to be pushing 95 in three hundred years, I think that bodes well for the prospect that we’ll see the bipartisan will to fix social security within about 250-260 years, max.
Third, 9 billion people. That should mean 3 billion Starbucks and at least 12 billion political blogs.
Fourth, it’s all going to be about turnout, baby.