How should humans conduct themselves in the days to come? The coming world is one of immense challenges and possibilities. There will be better technology, medical advancements and better quality of life. But have we ever thought of the complex problems we’ll all have to go through? Including the depletion of resources, overpopulation, degrading human health, and the threat of nuclear warfare? We will perhaps be able to overcome these threats but this will not be easy.
Today, we live in a period of tremendous change–the change that’s reshaping the way we live, the way we see our planet, our home. There will be medical discoveries but also economic disturbances that will affect working families. Girls even in the most distant settlements may be able to go to school. But there will also be inequality.
But will the world be a better place to live in? Our world is desperately looking for change. If everyone in the world undertakes at least one social obligation, then the world will unquestionably be a better place to live in. But if we do not correct ourselves and change our behaviors, the world will not be a better place to live in. Good thing is that there are people who are trying to make the world a better place. The world will be a better place if we all work to make it better, if we change ourselves.
The world might already be changing with thousands of innovations. Tomorrow, we may just have a new energy source that is efficient, clean, powerful, and cheap enough to replace our polluting energy sources.
Technology will obviously play a leading role in ensuring the future of the world. But advancement in artificial intelligence and robotics might also result in the rise of cloning. This will bring challenges to the organic and synthetic life forms. Present day society has seen its share of the erosion of values ever since the dawn of technology. It is as if these values were being thrown aside for technological replacements and technology contributing to materialism.
The world of tomorrow could face some difficulties with the values that are in place. Values are beliefs about what is right and wrong and what is important in life. Since values are a belief on what is important in life, it is necessary that the right belief is instilled in individuals. But these values have to be about the wellbeing of humanity.
What we do today affects what happens in the days to come. So we need to conduct ourselves in such a way that we will be able to make the world a better place to live in for the future generations.
Koirala is a student at Chelsea International Academy.