But the future of wearables is an incredibly exciting prospect. We have, in front of us, the green shoots in what could be some fertile lands.
Customers crowd into a department store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. China will continue to rise in the coming decades. Just a century ago, London was the centre of the world.
Britain bestrode the world like a colossus and only those with strong nerves or weak judgment dared challenge the Pax Britannica. That, of course, is all history, but the Pax Americana that has taken shape since is just as vulnerable to historical change.
In the s, the rising power and wealth of Germany and America splintered the Pax Britannica; in the s, east Asia will do the same to the Pax Americana.
The 21st century will see technological change on an astonishing scale. It may even transform what it means to be human. But in the short term — the next 20 years — the world will still be dominated by the doings of nation-states and the central issue will be the rise of the east.
Bythe world will be more complicated, divided between a broad American sphere of influence in Europe, the Middle East and south Asia, and a Chinese sphere in east Asia and Africa.
Even within its own sphere, the US will face new challenges from former peripheries. The critics who wrote off the US during the depression of the s and the stagflation of the s lived to see it bounce back to defeat the Nazis in the s and the Soviets in the s.
The same will happen as American power erodes in the ss. Infor instance, Russia would never have dared attack a neighbour such as Georgia but in it took just such a chance.
The danger of such an adventure sparking a great power war in the s is probably low; in the s, it will be much greater.
The most serious threats will arise in the vortex of instability that stretches from Africa to central Asia. Here, the risk of Sino-American conflict will be greatest and here the balance of power will be decided. James Brittain It will be a second financial crisis in the s — probably sooner than later — that will prove to be the remaking of Britain.
Confronted by a second trillion-pound bank bailout in less than 10 years, it will be impossible for the City and wider banking system to resist reform.
The popular revolt against bankers, their current business model in which neglect of the real economy is embedded and the scale of their bonuses — all to be underwritten by bailouts from taxpayers — will become irresistible. The consequent rebalancing of the British economy, already underway, will intensify.
Britain, in thrall to finance sincewill break free — spearheading a second Industrial Revolution. Inthere is thus a good prospect that Britain will be the most populous our birth rate will be one the highest in Europedynamic and richest European country, the key state in a reconfigured EU.
Our leading universities will become powerhouses of innovation, world centres in exploiting the approaching avalanche of scientific and technological breakthroughs. A reformed financial system will allow British entrepreneurs to get the committed financial backing they need, becoming the capitalist leaders in Europe.
And, after a century of trying, Britain will at last build itself a system for developing apprentices and technicians that is no longer the Cinderella of the education system.
It will not be plain sailing. Massive political turbulence in China and its conflict with the US will define part of the next 25 years — and there will be a period when the world trading and financial system retreats from openness.
How far beggar-my-neighbour competitive devaluations and protection will develop is hard to predict, but protectionist trends are there for all to see. Commodity prices will go much higher and there will be shortages of key minerals, energy, water and some basic foodstuffs.
The paradox is that this will be good news for Britain. It will force the state to re-engage with the economy and to build a matrix of institutions that will support innovation and investment, rather as it did between and Vision Expo West Brings Together Fashion, Technology, Retail Trends in Eyewear.
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