Letter: Thoughts from the American hinterland
Possible 2018 questions to consider? First, I do not have the answers and probably do not even have the right questions; and, I doubt that anyone truly has a grasp of the problems or the solutions.
From the perspective of a seasoned rural American with progeny, however, it seems that we are poised in 2018 for the "stuff" to hit the proverbial fan and we all should be tuned in.
Here in America, we really don't know if we have a president who is nuts, a criminal or brilliant; there does not appear to be another possibility.
And, the world seems to be in an unknowable period of change, which may include a complete shuffling of political persuasions to the rise of artificial intelligence. The latter certainly would have implications for us homo sapiens.
Given the gravity of the times we reside, it seems a good idea in 2018 to assemble an august group of thinkers and global power brokers to formulate a possible framework for the rest of us to chew on?
My personal "dream team" for such an endeavor would consist of Angela Merkel, Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, Pope Francis, Steven Hawking and Xi Jinping.