With each passing day, we are getting closer to having world peace become a reality. We’ve been progressing forward for centuries, and the past four decades have been especially fruitful. We have more of the good things, and less of the bad things. Don’t believe it? Check out this graph:
In this graph, we can see that the good things, like life expectancy, GDP, freedom and access to water are all on the increase. This is great for our world. As well, bad things like war deaths, extreme poverty, and illiteracy have consistently been on the decline, which is also some great news.
If we project forward based on present trends, the graph will look something like this:
As we can see, within 20 years, war deaths and extreme poverty should be eliminated. We’ve discussed the ties between poverty and war before, so it can be expected that as we see a decline in one, we see a corresponding decline in the other.
But, when we take into account the accelerating rate of progress and how each step towards a better world makes it easier to take the next step (thanks to the snowball effect), it isn’t unrealistic to expect an end to extreme poverty and war to arrive even sooner. Fantastic news!!!