Global trends 2040: US intelligence report paints dark picture of world’s future

US intelligence officials are painting a dark picture of the world’s future, writing in a new report that the coronavirus pandemic has deepened economic inequality, strained government resources and fanned nationalist sentiments.Those assessments are included in a Global Trends report by the government’s National Intelligence Council. The reports, produced every four years, are designed to help policymakers and citizens anticipate the economic, environmental, technological and demographic…