Just read on future timeline,generation X will be at the helm by the year 2020. what is your take about this?

Roy Munson **SL, BD** 2012/08/14 23:26:06
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X is reshaping global politics

As the new decade
begins, a fresh generation of leaders and decision-makers is now emerging on the
world stage. With the last of the Silent Generation passing away, and the Baby
Boomers waning in their influence, the so-called "Generation X" is coming into

Born between the
late 1960s and early 1980s, Gen-Xers are more heterogeneous than previous
groups: diverse in race, class, culture and ethnicity. They are more liberal and
progressive than their parents,* with less respect
for rules, authority and established policies. They are less likely to be
religious. For most or all of their lives, they have grown up surrounded by
computers – making them savvy and comfortable with technology, flexible and more
open to new ideas. They have more concern for the environment, are more likely
to believe in climate change and are generally more accepting of science.

Angry at the
social, political and economic legacy bequeathed to them, the Gen-Xers are using
their newfound power to build a different kind of world. They are no longer
willing to bow to the demands of the Baby Boomers - who many feel have robbed
them of their future. They are also not willing to let the Millennials
(Generation Y) get a free ride when it comes to paying their fair share.*

From 2020 onwards,
there is a shift of money and resources away from senior citizens and towards
those in their middle years. Property and inheritance laws, pensions, retirement
plans and a number of elderly benefits undergo significant changes, as Gen-Xers
work to stem the gap between themselves and their parents.

Banks and financial
institutions are finally reformed this decade - though not without a fight, and
not to the extent that many voters would prefer. However, there is now at least
some focus on long term accountability, rather than short term profits and
risk-taking. Employees gain more rights, freedoms and flexibility in the
workplace, with offices becoming more casual and informal. Social media and
other technologies continue to drive the spread of democracy around the

Thanks to the
Gen-Xers, many countries begin to relax their laws on private recreational drug
use, gay marriage, prostitution, euthanasia and so on. Legalisation and taxation
of cannabis adds significantly to government revenues whilst helping to lower
crime rates. Scientific research and environmental protection are given higher
priorities. These trends were emerging in any case, but are now being
accelerated by the Gen-Xers.

Read More: http://www.futuretimeline.net/21stcentury/2020.htm...

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