In vein with sci-fi movies/tv of the past, 40 years from now, would one prefer: 1) Soylent Green. No more SS. Off to the rest centers playing Beethoven's "Pastoral". Everyone else has their green wafers. If you can shoot as well as Heston with a .357 , you can take over a rich guy's ultramodern house. 2) Terminator: Every city in rubble and flames. Robots killing off the rest of the useless overpopulation most of which are mercifully dead. Whether an "elite" population controls the robots or a master AI "skynet". There are no more need for workers of any kind as robots can do manual labor and research and engineering instead of people. 3) Star Trek: Completely socialized planet. Free energy for all from futuristic sources. i.e. Matter energy conversion, transporters and warp drive and nanites have negated the need for any physical resources or private property. Everyone can choose to be idle or explore space and join Starfleet, Kirk and crew. 4) Blade Runner. Global corporations completely control the world. Continual rain. More than half of the world unemployed have either died from no health care, starvation, or have joined the corporate "sponsored" programs for a "brand new life on the off-world colonies!" with a free pack of Coca-cola to work as slaves alongside the Tyrell corp's Nexus androids.