The powers that be have been very busy lately, falling over each other to position themselves for the game of the century. It is of no doubt that this will be defining period in the history of our species. I can see it brewing.
Religion (Islam) will no doubt play an important role in this. I wouldn’t be surprised if relevant centers of western civilization go under the control of Islam. Call it a remnant of my superstitious past, but I do believe this would happen.
Most of us will pretend everything is just fine, and will slowly boil into oblivion. This slippery slope will turn out to be real.