The Year 2049 is looming large in human history. We seem to be driving toward a convergence of two trends ending on 2049. The first is 2049 represents the 100-year anniversary of the communist revolution in China. One has to assume that China would like to mark this date as a celebration of their rise to being the #1 power (military, economic, political, etc,) in the world. The second point to 2049 - it is the approximate point that the U.S. shifts to a white minority due to our changing demographics. The percentage of white citizens in the U.S. will drop below 50% around this time.