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Year 2030 : The Rise of China

Gov't Report Predicts Cyborgs, Rise of China for 2030  Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday December 11, @06:39PM  colinneagle writes "Yesterday the National Intelligence Council (NIC), which is made up of 17 U.S. government intelligence agencies, released the 140-page report  Global Trends 2030 Alternate Worlds . In all four of the alternative visions of the future, U.S. influence declines and it may be regarded more as a 'first among equals.' By 2030,  the West will be in decline and Asia will wield more overall global power  than the U.S. and Europe combined. 'China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030,' the report states. 'Megatrends' include an overall reduction of poverty and the 'growth of a global middle class.' NIC also sees a potential world of scarcities as the demand for food and water increase as the world's population swells from 7.1 billion to 8.3 billion people.