Predictions of A Near Future: A More Connected World, Less Racist, And More Prosperous

As countries around the world are trying harder to modernize and become more prosperous, the modernity will no longer be something the developed countries can keep secret.  As developing countries get wealthier, the more money these countries got to expand operations of all sorts.  Thus, the demands for a more connected world will become even more urgent.  I think any country which decides to shut-out the world as we’re moving into the future would become a perfect case study of how not understanding the real trend which could lead to a disaster on a national scale.

So, I mentioned that the urgency for a more connected world is very real, but why is it the case?

For an example, China is growing ever stronger and bigger, and historically no other country could achieve China’s scale of rapid growth in term of economic prowess in a short duration in history.  Furthermore, China can no longer depend only on a few big countries to supply Chinese economic thirst, and so China is planning to expand economic operations across the world through Belt Road initiative, going abroad strategy, building up Africa while extracting African minerals, and so forth.  Only through opening China’s economic doors wider, the Chinese could make their economy more resilient.

To achieve of opening up economic doors for more connectivity from outside-in and inside-out, the Chinese government is probably going to encourage the world to be even more connected.  In this way, the flow of money can fuel and keep the Chinese economy growing.  As the world is ever more connected and as long the Chinese production prowess is humming along strongly, China can export goods without slowing down too much.  As the Chinese people are getting wealthier, they are going to splurge their wealth abroad and at home, further fueling the flow of money within the connected world.

I think China understands that by helping developing poor neighbors and farther away countries, China can grow friends, respect, and business opportunities.  Wealthy friends can always have real money to splurge on your goods.  This will keep China’s export market strong.  Besides exporting goods, China is modernizing other branches such as technology, science, military, culture and so forth to keep China strong and China’s economy healthy.

Somewhat long, but China is one of a very good case to explain why the world is still going to be very connected, and this will probably be the case for a foreseeable future.  Not only China, but other developing countries are racing ahead to develop one’s own country, and so our future is all about being more connected to create more opportunities and more of sharing experiences for learning and advancing and innovating.

In such a world, supremacy is going to be a very hard thing to achieve.  It will be a much more competitive world.  Thus I predict that our future will be either very competitive or very lazy — because automation will out-compete humans, but this is another story within the whole mix all together.

I think we will continue to see big, powerful countries such as China, United States, Russia, and so forth dictate terms to the world in our competitive, hard to achieve supremacy future.  Nonetheless, these powerful countries won’t be able to supremely dictate terms in an ultimatum manner easily as we’re moving forward into the future.  More countries are going to be more prosperous, and so their demands and ambitions will grow too.  These countries won’t easily be swayed by supreme might, and these countries can try to play nice with China and Russia to fend off the United States’ aggressiveness or vice versa.

In a more connected world, I think it’s supremely stupid for any single entity to try to declare something as we’re supreme!  I predict China won’t announce to the world that they’re the baddest and strongest, but instead we will see a China which will use actions to demonstrate power while silently signaling that they’re the baddest and strongest.  So, in a way, I think China will try to achieve supreme without becoming a Hitler.  Thus, China will try to win more friends instead of invading them.

If you have heard something about the Chinese history, then you probably have heard of a tributary system that sometimes worked rather well for the ancient Chinese dynasties.  This tributary system might make a comeback.  Because, if the modern China becomes the baddest of us all, China might just as well modernize some of the features within a tributary system to achieve the Chinese futuristic ambitions.  I think the Chinese love to look back into what worked well within the Chinese, and non-Chinese histories to guide their ways toward the unknown future.  Thus, I don’t think China will repeat Hitler’s mistakes.

Through Belt Road Initiative, China will build more friends and grow a modern tributary system in the long run.  I don’t think the soon to be baddest China will declare supremacy but will try to encourage a more connected world to respect a stronger China.  A more connected world means any entity which tries to declare supremacy and go solo will face a very strong headwind.  Also, any entity which tries to look inward and ignore the connected world all together will face backwardness and isolation.

In a very connected world, the rest will rise, and any single entity which tries to use racism as a fuel for strength will face the utter destruction.  By this I mean a connected world will have a near zero tolerance for racism.  So, I think as the world gets ever more connected, whatever movement that promotes racism will become the next Hitler and will face a certain doom.  In a more connected world, racism will become the ideal of the cavemen.

I could be wrong about everything because in Hitler time the world had gotten to be quite connected and yet Hitler was able to use supreme ideology to recruit believers and enlarge his army.  If I’m not wrong Hitler believed in a pure race (i.e., his race), and he encouraged his army to eradicate Jewish people/faith.  In Hitler time, people got cars, radios, television, cruises, airplanes, telephones, and other modernities.  Thus, Hitler’s time was also a very connected world.  Still, as I mentioned previously, Hitler was able to promote racism and genocidal practices.

Basically, the future is very unpredictable, but I like to believe in facts.  The facts tell me that the second Hitler won’t have an easier time than the first to go to promote and achieve supremacy.  The facts tell me that racism would be an unwise thing to be promoted in the future.  Whoever practices racism will find only doom in the future!  Facts tell me that not everyone will be the winner of a future, but many will become ever more prosperous, that is if we know how to not let automation/AI ruins us all and use automation/AI as only the tool and not as our master.

 

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Chinese Self-Driving Trucks Successfully Tested On Highway

China’s leading truck manufacturing, FAW Jiefang, just finished testing three self-driving trucks on the highway.  Basically, this is a sign that in the future we will see fleets of self-driving delivery trucks, taxi cabs, and rental cars everywhere, and people who use these vehicles will not need a middleman human factor to be in the way.  For an example, owners of businesses can deliver products between warehouses and to customers through self-driving delivery trucks.  Of course, the owners of these companies can also stuff robotic laborers inside self-driving delivery trucks to carry stuff back and forth between the trucks and the premise that the products need to go to or to be picked up from.  The self-driving rental car factor will also be interesting.  Imagine you never have to own a car again, but you get to rent the nicest cars in town at the cheapest cost and on the top of this you don’t even have to drive the car itself (duh!  self-driving man).  You can just enjoy your ride in style and let the self-driving supercar takes you around town.  Imagine, when such a car gets into an accident, you don’t even have to worry about the insurance cost, because you’re not the one who is doing the actual driving.  Anyhow, sorry for the rant as my imagination took over.  Back to the main topic, check out the video right after the break to see Chinese self-driving trucks in action.

From One Tree To 480 Million Trees, A Beautiful Feat!

I’m living in an area where greenery isn’t lacking, and so I don’t have to think much about what if there isn’t much greenery around.  Probably, somewhere there are places that have gotten so desolated, and so greenery would probably be out of reach.

In China, there are places that either desert sands would eat up greenery or the neglect of environment that would turn greenery area into a dry, desolated man-made scenery.

Would you prefer more trees and lakes and cleaner air than dry, dirty, desolated scenery?  I know I would want greenery over a desert for my daily scenery.  Unless, of course, from time to time, I want to be in awe and become a tourist, I would love to travel to a desert, but other than such a moment of spark I would love to bathe myself in greenery for sure.  After all, more trees would be able to suck out the pollutions that we are creating every day from our vehicles and whatnot.  Basically, a healthy dose of greenery each day is a healthy day for a person to live for.

Anyhow, I think China has done something amazing.  China is continuing to make progress on creating forests in the most desolated places in China.  For an example, Saihanba, North of Beijing was once a beautiful, greenery area where royal family members in Qing dynasty would use as a hunting area, but after Qing dynasty had gotten weak the place got deteriorated for letting people chopping trees down for lumber as a way of making money.  Then one day the Chinese people found out the whole place got only one tree left standing.  That was when the Chinese were mustered up to recreate the greenery for the place.

Nowadays, Saihanba got 480 million trees standing to let whoever wants to visit the place to take in a beautiful, majestic greenery scene.  From one tree to 480 million trees, I think it’s a beautiful thing!  What do you think?

Is China Preparing To Go To War Against The United States?

If the United States sanctions North Korea and China won’t go along, I think it’s normal.  If the United States sanctions North Korea and China pretends to go along, I also think it’s normal.  If the United States sanctions North Korea and China is going along with the plan, I don’t think it’s normal!  In fact, I think something big is about to happen.  

We all know China doesn’t want North Korea to be united with South Korea in fear of a South Korea’s victory, allowing the United States to be ever closer to China’s border.  Plus, North Korea got nuclear weapons and China is nervous about the aftermath of such weapons.  For an example, such weapons could be launched from North Korea into China by a force that is no longer friendly to China.  A collapse of North Korean regime could create chaos which allows an opportunity for whoever to launch nuclear warheads into China and avoid the blame at the same time.  Basically, in chaos, you can avoid taking the blame for launching nuclear warheads because you can just argue that wasn’t you and it was somebody else that went crazy during the chaos (i.e., inside North Korea).  China definitely doesn’t want this to happen, ever!

There are many other reasons why China rather has North Korea stays poor, weak, and friendly.  Isn’t it obvious?  Remember the Korean war in the 1950s?  China didn’t have to help North Korea out but they did waste roughly a quarter of a million men in the Korean War to make sure North Korea stayed North Korean.  Why did the Chinese spill so much blood for another country?  I think it was all about strategic calculation on the Chinese part.  Nowadays, even though China is a global superpower and no longer dirt poor, Chinese still thinks North Korea got some values as a weak, friendly state to China.  For obvious reasons I mentioned plus much more.

So, when the Chinese begin to go along with the American sanction scheme to try to collapse the North Korean regime economically, I think it’s something big that is about to be happening.  Let me guess.  I think if China is willing to help the Americans sanction North Korea, this means China is ready to go to war against the United States!  Why?

I think China wants to look good by going along with the United States’ sanction scheme on North Koreans and to win more friends in near term.  Secretly though, I think China is preparing for the day in which China has to attack the United States in North Korea.  For all the reasons I mentioned and if I’m not wrong, China is willing to go to war against the United States, thus China didn’t care to gain some favorable points with the world before North Korean chaos breaks out.

Since China is North Koreans’ main economic lifeline, it’s obvious that Korean regime may collapse if China is really going to sanction North Koreans, for real this time.  If North Korea is about to collapse, North Korea could try to launch an attack on South Korea.  If South Korea gets attacked, the United States would help South Korea defends against the North.  If the North is losing, Chinese will come in again to push the South and the United States back.  This time though, things could get way more catastrophic.  In short, I think that the Chinese think it’s imperative for them to come to the North Koreans’ aid to keep the United States and South Korea away from the Chinese border.

My suspicion is that China is ready to go to war against the United States, and so China doesn’t mind about following the United States’ lead on sanctioning North Korea for real this time — to gain points with the world and to surprise the United States.  After all the United States would have thought that China would only do a weak sanction on North Korea.  Nonetheless, the news has that China orders Chinese businesses to stop dealing with North Koreans and so forth.  Other hard Chinese sanctions are about to or already put in place against the North Koreans. 

I think when North Korea’s economy is completely destroyed, North Korea will attack South Korea.  I think North Korea only got an economy anyway because of China.  So, when North Korea attacks South Korea, the aftermath would be pure chaos.  Of course, there is also a possibility that China invades North Korea to secure nuclear weapons and control North Korea.  This way, the North Koreans still could be a buffer between China and South Korea/United States.

If China invades North Korea, China wouldn’t want the United States to be anywhere near North Korea’s 38th parallel border because China wants to take control of North Korea.  So, if in such chaos and the United States pushes for North Korea control, the United States may as well attack China.  I think this scenario would start a WWIII.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korean-firms-china-ordered-close-january-114245591.html

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United States’ Allies Think Getting Closer To China

With not a single thread of evidence to back up my logic, but I have a feeling that United States’ allies such as Japan are thinking about getting closer to China.  At first, for an example, Japan would probably pretend to be against China, and Japan wants to use China as a ploy to break free from the United States.  Thus Japan probably wants to boost its own military programs and break free from pacifying position.  Once Japan completes this step, it would want to befriend China, and United States would probably be too hesitant to aggravate a stronger Japan.

I think as China grows stronger and more influential, United States’ allies would use Beijing as a hedge against the United States in trades, deals, bargains, and etc…

What can the United States do?  Unless the United States wants to start a trade war and hot war with China, there isn’t much the United States can do to change allied countries’ trajectories.  I fear such trajectories are all about getting closer to China.  After all, China got the largest middle-class market in the world.  With hefty foreign exchange reserves in trillions of dollars and a growing military power to back China’s overall growing strength, China isn’t going to be bullied by the United States.  United States’ allies know this too, and so they would try to be nice to China just in case they are on the wrong side of the United States.

In conclusion, I don’t think the United States can be too nice to allied countries because these countries are still going to use China as a hedge.  Being too mean to allies, the United States would lose such allies.  Be too tough on China, the United States would force allied countries to choose a side, and they may choose China over the United States.  As long China is humming along in growing strength, I don’t see how easily the United States could contain China.  Of course, nothing would go as plan, and so China may face a difficult future, and that is when the United States could try to contain China.  The question is, how far the United States would want to contain China, because doing it wrong may as well starting a WWIII.

After WWIII, long live sticks and stones!

Maybe, here is a preview of how Japan is getting closer to China.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/c53528a3-d7ae-3e05-9851-6dc8daefac8c/ss_pm-abe-celebrates-anniversary.html

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China Turns A Desert Into An Arable Land

According to CIA.gov, China’s arable land is around 11.3%.  Most inner China and western peripheral of China, if I’m not mistaken, these areas are not suitable for planting crops.  China got many huge deserts too.  Some lands in China probably were arable before, but they became desert due to desertification.  Nonetheless, Chinese local people who live near such places are trying hard to combat desertification with local ingenuity inventions.  Once such place is in Inner Mongolia.  A city named Erdos, in Inner Mongolia, has successfully combat desertification by turning sand into soil to retain water better and create a beautiful forest of trees.  Their new technology allows them to plant and grow crops in the desert, turning the desert into arable land.  I think this is amazing because, with this technical know-how, China can help educate other countries that are facing similar problems.  With more arable lands than before, I bet China would be able to grow more crops to feed more people within China.  Check out the video right after the break to get more details on this.