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Keri Starkel Final Paper 2062: Life as a Chinese Farmer looking forward 50 years to the year 2062, life

as a Chinese farmer will not change much. Given the strength of the Chinese government and economy, they are becoming a very strong global power. Some speculate that China may one day be THE world power, growing past the reach of the US (Johnson). However, looking at the facts we know now and not speculating too much, the life of a Chinese farmer will change minimally. Likely, as a Chinese farmer I would not live much beyond 50 years. The life expectancy in China for a healthy male is 72.54 years (IndexMundi). For a farmer, the daily risks we encounter are much greater than those of higher social classes. My children have grown and married and my wife and I have 41 grandchildren. Our food source would remain much the same, eating primarily rice, eggs, and chickens. As we have gotten older, my wife and I are not able to keep the farm running on our own. Our oldest son has taken over the family farm and now provides for us, as is common in our culture (Oracle Think Quest Education Foundation). We help out as much as possible, but at our age it is difficult to farm like we use to. My wife and I are still able to take food from our farm to the market to trade for other goods, such as cloth and bowls that are needed. Our entertainment has not changed much. We still tell stories and sing songs. Our grandchildren entertain us the most. At this point in our lives, there are no great worries. Life has been good and to live until we are 70 years old is a great

and burglary rose. I retired after a thirty year career as a software engineer and my wife and I live in Washington in the summer and Arizona in the winter. life is quite different. where I golf and my wife gardens at our summer home. Our two children both went to college and one has a master’s degree. the city . Crime is always on the rise. The presence of drugs and violence are increasing and impact youth in suburbia at an increasing rate. I have been able to overcome and manage multiple age related ailments. They have been over-fished so they are now extinct. They were an endangered species 50 years ago (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and people continued to ignore the risks to the species.accomplishment. as it was when my children were growing up. They are growing up in a changing world and I cannot protect them. My wife and I take long trips and spend our summers in Scottsdale. robbery. 2062: Life as a US Software Engineer As a US software engineer in 2062. we tend to relax much more than we use to. in 2009 major crimes such as aggravated assault. At this point in our lives. I am likely to live until I am 77. as well as 50 years of research. In total. We also continue to shop at the major local stores for our household items. According to the CDC.9 years of age. According to the Seattle Police Department’s crime statistics. Due to the increased medical technology in the US. Arizona. We have three grandchildren total. In regards to entertainment. my greatest concern is the future of my grandchildren. We continue to eat the same local foods except for salmon.

He does not typically trade currency for his goods. I would not live to 2062. She has few years left. shown through dance and song. Crime continued to get worse as the Great Recession carried on for many more years after these statistics were calculated. Entertainment is the same.of Seattle saw an increase of 12% in violent crimes and 7% in property crimes increase. but rather he barters goods. I have been killed as well as five of my children.1 years however there are many intervening variables that have caused my life to end early (Infoplease). and their children. 2062: Life as an African Parent As a parent in Eritrea. My oldest living son takes care of my wife. The continuing genocide has killed of a large portion of my family. The food has remained the same. Life expectancy in Eritrea is 62. My wife is getting older and is barely able to take care of herself. My son’s store has managed to fulfill the needs for household goods for our family. continue to obtain education and help the region move away from violent conflicts as well as learn . He is a local business man who has managed to obtain a modest education and has opened up a general store in our village. Often times there are stories that are told to entertainment the young children. My wife and three children are all that remain. My greatest worry is the well-being of what is left of my family. The violence and disease has killed off over half of my family and my goal is that the remaining three children in my immediate family. Primarily fish and local crops are what feed the remainder of my family.

only 20% of those infected were aware of their health status (Bunnell. there has been a steady decline in the last decade of new reported cases. such as free condoms. It is becoming more acceptable in the Eritrean culture to speak about how AIDS is spread. there is still a long way to go. Now. how to prevent it. Through education and available preventative measures. and De Cock). This is a good sign as it shows that the availability for testing rose and many wish to know the results. .more about disease prevention. and what to do once you have been diagnosed. Although it seems that Eritrea is getting a handle on prevention of HIV spreading. Mermin. In regards to disease prevention. with increased socially acceptable discussion and readily available education. In 2009. that number has increased. This spread of knowledge is helping Eritreans take better control of their health. HIV/AIDS has continued to increase over a portion of the last fifty years.