How Will Flores A Domicilio Be In The FutureNiranjan Kumar
The future is a bit of a mystery at this point. It doesn’t even exist yet, so predicting its every minute detail would be highly implausible. However, that hasn’t stopped Flores A Domicilio from going ahead and guessing about what the future will look like.
Looking into futuristic ideas is practically their job description at the moment; they promise to review these predictions twice per year for five years to see whether or not they are accurate. As you can imagine, this has become an immensely popular practice among their diverse clientele: “It’s foresight, but not clairvoyance,” said Flores A Domicilio founder Juan Gualberto Rojas Esparza via Skype interview with VICE Mexico City. “It’s a way to be prepared for what’s coming.”
For instance, in 2014 and 2015 Flores A Domicilio produced predictions regarding the US and its future. “That was in great part due to Donald Trump,” said Rojas Esparza, referring to the now-President-elect. “For one, he named his presidential campaign after a line from Fight Club: ‘you do not consider yourself an American.’ He stated that Mexicans are not willing to pay taxes for US citizens.” The prediction was focused on Trump’s ideas about building a wall between Mexico and the United States and their impact on Mexico. It didn’t come true, however. “Our prediction was that he would not win. And he didn’t. We’re proud of the results.”
As to what’s in store for us, Rojas Esparza has this to say: “The pace of change will increase exponentially. Items that used to need years to develop can now be realized in months, and they are being developed in months.” Given this speed of development, we can expect that within a decade many new technologies will be available—to buy or sell—in order to improve our quality of life.
In the meantime, they have developed a document that outlines their predictions for the year 2050.
The following are some of the predictions made by Flores A Domicilio regarding Mexico and Spain in 2050. Our methodology is based on our philosophy of looking at more than just one issue to understand what’s happening in any given moment. This approach allows us to benefit from an interdisciplinary approach that considers every element necessary to understand how things will develop and what we can expect.
1. Mexico will continue to be one of the most important economies in the world, as it is the fourth largest in purchasing power parity. It is also considered an advanced economy because of its high income per capita and its low level of poverty. The GINI index, which assesses wealth distribution, places Mexico among countries with good equality (with a rating under 45). This means that 55% of Mexicans earn a salary equivalent to USD$14,000 per year for each household member; 45% earn up to USD$14,500 per year; and less than 5% earn more than USD $15,000. Therefore, we can affirm that most Mexican people enjoy an acceptable standard of life.
2. The Mexican population will decrease by one million people between now and 2050, or 12.8% of the total population, according to the National Statistical Institute (INEGI). This number of people will be distributed among various regions on Mexico’s territory: 26.6% in Mexico City; 20.2% in the North West; 16% in the Northeast; 9.5% in the Central Plateau; and 7.3% in the Southern Forest.
3. The number of Mexican women who age 65 years or older will double between 2015 and 2050 from 15 to 30%. As for men, the number of those aged over 65 will also double, from 9.1% to 19.7%. The ageing of the population is due to a reduction in the birth rate between 1950 and 1960 and a reduction in mortality rates in children and adolescents during the last few years.
4. Life expectancy at birth will increase by 10 years between 2015 and 2050 from 76.3 to 86 years old. This occurs because medical advances have allowed people who suffer debilitating diseases such as cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular deficiencies to live longer; now, these individuals can count on medical assistance that would not have been available in previous years due to lack of technology or higher prices.
5. The number of Mexicans whose income is equivalent to $14,000 will increase from 55% in 2015 to 70% of the population in 2050. This would mean that the majority of Mexicans live a better quality of life, or at least they have enough money to meet their basic needs. However, this percentage can also imply that these people work harder than before, as they would have less time off; in addition, they would have to earn more money than before for both themselves and for their families.