This is indeed an exciting question, especially since we currently have two radically opposite developments throughout the Western industrialized nations:
- On the one hand, a progressive direction that promotes the end of the “old while men” and sees climate change as humanity’s greatest challenge.
- On the other hand, a nationalist direction that wants to go back to some “glorious past” and that wants to turn back all these progressive developments.
Both have a certain tendency towards unscientific justifications.For progressives, it is an esoteric, especially in health care, and among nationalists it is a belief in “global conspiracies.” Overall, however, progressives have the scientific justifications *substantially* on their side. It must also be borne in mind that the average of the “old” is then the one that is 55-60 today; so already the children of the 68s!
Let us turn to the concrete behaviours for 2044:
- I am very sure that there will be a widespread ban on energy production through the burning of fossil fuels.
Cars with internal combustion engines will certainly be *maximum* still available as “museum operation”; also rail vehicles. Electricity generation (if leftovers), ships (expiring) and aircraft (will have to be seen; as of 2019, there may be few alternatives) as exceptions.
At some point in the late 2020s, large parts of the organic regulations for meat will become general laws 鈥?quite rightly with the intention* to make meat much more expensive. For this purpose, “retort meat” will probably establish itself on the market and replace something like Hack in particular.
From Christianity probably only Christmas (as a general family celebration in the darkest time of the year) and the free Sunday remain; Islam is an outlaw of alcohol and pork. Both, however, are just as well justified in the world 鈥?and in general, only laws that can be clearly justified by “protecting others or the environment” will remain.
Otherwise, “sustainable consumption” will probably be demanded much more.
In fact, I can well imagine that this will, to some extent, reverse and that a ‘too clean’ balance sheet will be regarded as objectionable.