If you haven’t already read it, “Ender’s Game” is a book by Orson Scott Card about the future. They haven’t got to time machines, but it’s mostly about space battles and aliens and (obviously) trying to save the world. In the book, a boy named Ender Wiggin is an intelligent 6-year-old that is asked — after being tested — to go to Battle School. There, he learns how to work with and command an army. He also learns how to fight the buggers (aka aliens). Now on to the actual point of writing this: Will our future be like “Ender’s Game”?
Who knows? People become secretive, kids can be genetically mutated to be as intelligent as Einstein, and these genius students could command armies of old men. As I just said, these children command real armies in real space with real guns and ships. Unknowingly, the kids actually are actually battling the buggers through a video game at Battle and Command School.
Do adults of the future really expect the kids of the future to command their battles for them? Do those same adults really want to throw the burden of possibly the whole world on the shoulders of kids who could easily fail, killing the whole human race? It’s entirely possible, although it will be different from Ender’s Game. Leave a comment if you can, please!