The Future of Our Planet

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the future of our planet

This post is part of my challenge: October 2013 – Personal Blog Prompt Series.  See the whole list here.

What do you think our planet would look like in 10 years? How about 20 years?

I’ve thought a lot about this.  I have looked back over what’s changed in the last 10, 20 and even 30 years to imagine what it would be like.

We certainly are nowhere near what Back to the Future II predicted we would be.  We don’t have hover boards or crazy astronaut food.  But what that movie did do a good job at predicting is that the nice neighborhoods from earlier would eventually become the bad neighborhoods.

I think that’s what we will continue to see.

Brand new, nicer neighborhoods at outrageous prices where the wealthy keep moving into, opening the real estate market up for their old homes to first go to the middle class and than to those the below the poverty line.  Not necessarily that I feel all those suffering below the poverty line are bad or that crime moves in with them, it’s just that more petty theft, burglaries and crime is generally associated with those doing whatever necessary to survive.

Not that the wealthy are crime-free.   In fact, their crimes are usually more devastating, more hurtful, and more painful.

But the point of this prompt and this post is not to focus on poverty or crime, but what our planet will look like in the future.

I believe a lot of farmland and open space will be developed for more neighborhoods.  People will move from their current homes to the new ones.  Others will move up into these homes vacated.  This process will continue until the homes most in decay and in the urbanized areas that are not looked after will become uninhabited.

Have you ever noticed that no one does anything with these places?  Maybe it’s different where you are, but in Detroit, old homes left empty remain unoccupied or become infested with squatters.

They live in filth and unsafe and unstable dwellings.

I would like to see these old homes tore down and redeveloped before we take away a lot of farmland and open space.  If redevelopment in these evacuated urban areas does not occur, and this process continues, soon we will be left with no vast green areas, sacrificed for development and

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