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  1. Perhaps something about grassroots funding? NBC is reporting that for 2020 (link here) "criteria for presidential candidates to qualify for the debates... would be based on polling and grassroots fundraising, though he declined to offer specific thresholds". I have no ideas for how such a game mechanic would work. Perhaps a campaign would have to have purchase resources donated to seeking small donor money or have advertising dedicated to the "issue" of small donations. But having such a mechanic might help model candidate campaigns like Dean 2004 or Sanders 2016. (It could also gener
  2. George Friedman's The Next 100 Years is worth reading in terms of projected trends both in the US and internationally over the 21st century. He was incredibly prescient about the "Second Cold War" given that he wrote in 2009. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years#Demographic_Change For technological trends, nothing is better than the "Future Timeline" website, which is a year-by-year future projection of technological, political, and planetary changes. http://www.futuretimeline.net/ You can find individual links for every year from 2017 to 2049 with capsule summ
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