Look at the world around you. No, not the people, the world.
The temperature is rising, the ice is melting, the rains are getting more unpredictable, the air is getting more clogged, the storms are getting more fierce.
Ok fine, look at the people too. More disputes are being escalated into conflicts over rivers and dams, over girls being allowed to be educated, over imaginary borders, and over that ol’ faithful – religion.
And on top of it all, the AI Singularity is fast approaching, thanks to people increasingly – and voluntarily – feeding the computers and robots with more data about us, so that they can get more intelligent. I hope there’s a Susan Calvin out there.
What with all this, tell me that personal secure, food-stocked, water-supplied, renewable-energy-fuelled, waste-recycling, low-tech-dependent bunkers aren’t going to become ever more popular. Heck, maybe even the cities will start going underground.
I should start a business.
Once I figure out how to grow food in such an environment, that is. After all, there’s only so much one can do with mushrooms.
And once I figure out a proper barter system, of course. Because really, paper money is only going to be useful for fires and … ahem … physical cleansing.
And once I accumulate enough easily-storable, diverse entertainment. Because boredom kills.