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Big Think Releases LIFE IN 2050 For Smithsonian's 40th Anniversary

By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat? Will global warming trigger catastrophic changes, or will we be able to engineer our way out of the climate crisis?

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Smithsonian magazine, Big Think asked top minds from a variety of fields to weigh in on what we might expect our world to be like 40 years from now.

Here at Green Living we found this series of short films a great eye opener and got us thinking about Life in 2050. We wanted to share this with you, so for the next work week starting July 6th we are going to bring you 7 of the 10 episodes, (1 a day) which, we found related to "green" and hope it gets you thinking.

Here is Part 1: Faster, More Urban, More Diverse

The changes to our urban and rural areas will reinvent our education system. Our economy will be less real estate driven, people will be more flexible, and the divisions between home and work and life will all fade away.