The Science Fiction and Fact of a Futuristic Africa
Stephen Chan, Professor of international relations, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, imagined in a web article called Africa in 2064 – an Afrocentric future what Africa could be like in 50 years' time.
"The Chinese and Africans have built a vast space station with moon fleets and Mars tankers. Minerals on both heavenly bodies catalyze their earthly equivalents into something never before imagined. Martian-enhanced plutonium has drastically reduced radioactivity and gives huge increases in nuclear energy."
Africa is a continent overflowing with stories about what the future will be like. In Western nations, science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke predicted the NASA space station and Americans probing throughout the human solar system and beyond. Today, African academicians and sci-fi writers are predicting a new world order where Europe and North America have depleted their natural resources. The world relies upon a peaceful and united Africa for raw materials and essential manufacturing.
"From Europe, Africa will seem a promised land of beautiful ebony people who dominate science and advanced forms of nanotechnology, nitrogen extraction from water and the first tri-hybrid cars that work on nitrogen and solar batteries, needing petroleum only to start the engines. The patents are all held in African hands."