Do you think this book predicts the future?

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Post by Zain A Blade » 21 Sep 2018, 15:14

I think the book's theme points to a lot of things that are wrong with mindless consumerism, but I don't think it predicts the future.

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Post by Rodrigo Niguez » 21 Sep 2018, 15:44

Yeah, multi billionaire corporation are getting stronger and gaining influence and control of the government. They are becoming a threat to our democratic institutions.

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Post by Raja Umair » 22 Sep 2018, 14:01

No way!! I am not telling my opinion but no book in our existing world can tell us about future. Nobody is perfect and superior than our God and the books which we believe can tell us about future doesn't even exist and nobody knows future it will remain as it is written

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Post by Raja Umair » 22 Sep 2018, 14:03

dbulkley wrote:
01 Aug 2018, 12:05
I don’t believe the United States will ever lose power. It’s the most powerful country and I think will stay that way.
Anything can happen

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Post by Juliar252 » 23 Sep 2018, 09:04

I think the scenario is very plausible. While the United States is powerful, it is not impervious to the catastrophes that affect other countries, and I believe it could easily lose control, especially when money and power are involved.

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Post by Lucas Kalinic » 24 Sep 2018, 11:53

USA losing its status as the world's super power would be difficult. At the moment, they are just untouchable. I do not see the possibility of them getting dethroned.

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Post by Jkhorner » 25 Sep 2018, 13:15

This is an interesting question, as you've assumed the United States "rules the world" within your question. I agree the United States has enormous influence on culture, economy and government, but it is inaccurate to say it "rules" other nations.

Nonetheless, regardless of the level of internal unrest, it is a fact that nations rise and fall. I do believe it's entirely possible that at some point, for one reason or another, the United States will fade into a lesser nation and power over the whole world could be held by a select few. But I believe that day is very, very far in the future. If we ever get there.

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Post by stacie k » 25 Sep 2018, 15:14

I think we should all have a healthy fear of losing the security of power. After all, God is the Judge. He puts down one and exalts another. That's what so valuable about dystopian literature. It helps us to see the possibilities if we continue our current paths unchecked. They encourage critical thinking and self reflection.
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Post by 1ditzyrn » 28 Sep 2018, 11:23

I think it is possible for any government to collapse, given the right set of circumstances. Throughout history, prominent governments have fallen, and the US is just a susceptible to this as any other country. It all depends on the trust between the government and the citizens, as well as the relationships between governments.

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Post by T_stone » 28 Sep 2018, 15:16

Considering the rate at which China is breaking into every market, I only think its a matter of time before China takes over. So i think it partially may be predicting the future of governments of nations.
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Post by Wa_hu » 01 Oct 2018, 03:03

Hopefully not, with the help of books like this we can atleast see what is possible when we become passive. It acts as a cautionary tale.

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Post by Isaiah Lokeno » 01 Oct 2018, 14:02

As to me I think the book predicts the future this is from the fact that united states is receiving much competition from other developed state

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Post by Jennifer Kloss » 02 Oct 2018, 17:54

Everything is possible. But this is a little difficult. No doubt US is losing relationships with other countries. But still they are the superpower.

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Post by Mercypls » 04 Oct 2018, 01:31

We all know that nothing last forever. It's just a matter of time and that great state will be replaced

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 05 Oct 2018, 07:30

Judging by the current world geopolitical trends, it would be ignorant to assume that the United States will forever reign supreme. I, therefore think that the world presented by Gariffo is a possibility and the masses should prepare for it.
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