While going through today’s newspaper, I came across an article, which read: ‘Al-Qaida threat may dissipate soon: Report’ (it was actually a continuation of today’s headlines ‘India to rise, match US Clout’. – Asian Nations will lead by 2025: American Intel Report.
A part of the article read:
Among other bad news in the report (by NIC) was the projection that the use of nuclear weapons would become more likely. “The world of the near future will be subject to an increased likelihood of conflict over scarce resources, including food and water, and will be haunted by the persistence of rogue states and terrorists groups with greater access to nuclear weapons,” it said. “The likelihood that nuclear weapons will be used will increase with expanded access to technology and a widening range of options for limited strikes,” it added.
Among the more scary prospects that the report offered was one of a global pandemic, which it said could happen with the emergence of a new, highly transmissible and virulent respiratory infection that does not as yet have any countermeasures. If such a disease does emerge, the report cautioned, the worst case scenario could see as much as a third of the world’s population becoming infected and hundred of millions dying.
After reading this, ‘I asked myself, ‘Where does the future of the younger generation lie’?
Are we heading towards eternal light or is it just the momentary flashing of light before darkness?