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Special Note: Please note that this scenario is meant to be read as entertainment, not as an accurate prediction of the future. Also note that the viewpoints and opinions that may come across in this scenario are not necessarily the viewpoints and opinions of the author.

The term Global Intellectual South refers to people whose education level is below that of someone who has officially completed the twelfth grade with a high school diploma.

Having failed to earn a high school diploma or GED of any kind, they are shunned by future society and stereotyped to be living lives that are degrading to the average citizen of the Third Millenium; despite that fact that the Great Recession made it kind of difficult for everyone in the 2010s (as known as the Lost Decade as little economic information exists about that era by the year 2105). The Vulgar 20th Century, particularly the first 80 years of them, contained many successful high school dropouts who could never succeed had they been born 50 to 100 years later.


In the future, they will be stripped of their driver's licenses and their civil rights until they do get a GED or high school diploma. High school classes in the future will merge young people and adult high school dropouts together to re-learn the survival skils so that these people can learn the computer skills needed to join the Global Intellectual North. These classes will be taught by the students themselves in a census group (in association with the teacher acting as a lenient moderator) rather than through a totalitarian teacher-student method. Once they have become members of the Global Intellectual North, they can theoretically make at least $45000/year in a safe and secure white-collar office job.

Immigrants, housekeepers, grocery clerks, and some factory workers make up the majority of the Global Intellectual South in North America. Lack of educations standards in the past have forced people into being members of the Global Intellectual South. Even some famous celebrities are members of the Global Intellectual South. This term is inspired by the phrase Global South; which refers to countries that have severely underperforming economies.

Unwed mothers and elderly housewives find themselves as a part of the Global Intellectual South due to circumstances beyond their control. It becomes harder later in life to earn a position as a member of the Global Intellectual North. Many jobs are only available to people who belong to the Global Intellectual North due to increasing levels of technology and increasing customer demands for high technology.

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