# What do all of you think will be the greatest challenges facing humanity in the next decades?

I am just curious what the people on here think.

Note by Ingrid Svensson
5 years, 4 months ago

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I think the depletion of natural resources will be the big one. I also think though that most of the future challenges are increasingly interrelated and hard to separate from each other.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Sleeplessness

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I think it's clearly a large-scale conflict between China and the USA

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Yeah, I think that its getting very tense between USA and other nations. That could be a growing problem...

- 5 years, 4 months ago

i believe that a conflict between them is unlikely now a days, those countries are still very dependent on each other economically, engage in an armed conflict provides only desavantages for both of them.

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Ethics concerning robots if they ever become sentient. I'm actually kinda afraid of that one.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

The quest of power might led us to a third world war. Other than this, the way young generation is being brought up, loss of moral values and ethics will be a huge problem. See, it keeps everything in place.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Pollution. Global Warming. A possible Ice age. That kind of stuff

- 5 years, 4 months ago

can global warming create an ice age

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Yes it can create an ice age..

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I think religious extremism and attempts to grab power by non-state actors will be the biggest challange because countries can resolve issues by diplomacy but handling non-state actors is very tough.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I think getting along with each other might continue to be the big one.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

From the ratio of participants answering correctly challenges on this forum, I think that the greatest challenge facing the humanity, is an excess of mathematicians compared to a shortage of physicists:)

- 5 years, 4 months ago

surviving the stupid people and their stupid decisions like religion, politics, war , etc

- 5 years, 4 months ago