To my future grandchildren, I expect that the world has changed to a great extent in 50 years. You are currently in 2063 and I am writing this letter in 2013, I am 16 years old and I am living in a world where the technology has changed significantly these past years. I have a lot of gadgets which my parents did not even know of, they did not even know of telephones before they were 15 years old. I guess what I am trying to say is that the world is developing and there is so many changes in this world that we tend to forget what is really important to us. In 50 years there will probably be a lot of other changes in terms of the technology but also probably other viewpoints about the world as well. Looking back at my grandparents, I sometimes laugh at how their lifestyles were and how different it is to how my world is now. However, the thing is, that the world keeps developing and in 50 years time you will probably laugh at how my living conditions are today in 2013. I am writing in 2013 where we do indeed have some problems in terms of the environment, such as using too much CO2 from cars and industries. This has become a threat to us as the environment keeps changing and is predicted to change drastically in 50 years time. Therefore it is important for my generation to decrease the use of technology but also for your generation and really think about the necessities of using such technology. Another threat in our environment in 2013 is the fact that we are cutting down the rainforests in Brazil. Brazil is a beautiful country though many poor people who live in these rainforests. However, people cut down the trees to create houses and appartments for people, we are becoming industrialized, there is too much technology going around and we need to stop before it is too late. The thing is that many people try as hard as they can to prevent this from happening by setting up campaigns and protests and getting support by many people. These are the people who make a huge change in the society and those people are the ones that we should receive knowledge from. However, the fact that we do have so much technology as we do today in 2013 is also a huge benefit as we can communicate to the whole world, and they could barely do this 50 years ago. I am sure that you will have great development in the technology that will improve your daily life even more than the technology is in 2013. The most important thing is that you are satisfied in what is going on around you and that you try as hard as you can to change the threats around in the environment. I wish you good luck in the future and that you work hard and do the things that you feel is important for you, and remember, always do the things that is important for yourself. This is the past, this is the future, this is 2013, this is 2063. I am 16 years old, I am 66 years old. Regards, Your grandmother.