the secular, materialistic West in the northern hemisphere will never survive the next 100-200 years;
the next half millenium will be decided by China and the muslims;
the wild card is the southern hemisphere - probably where the hope for the long tem survival of Christianity lies
Behold the glory of technology and marvel, today differs fundamentally from the political situation at any other time in the history of the world, the development of strong AI in the next 25 years will allow our people and society to weaken yet not our national dominance or power. No longer will humans be called to go out and defend ourselves, no longer will pride or spirit be the dominating factor, science and technology will rule the next millenium.