The problems of the thirty or so rich countries described as First World are the ones that the whole of our species will, according to current trajectories, be facing in 300 years' time. The issues that currently wreck people's lives in Switzerland and Norway, Australia and the Netherlands are the problems that will be rife around the globe in 2319. First World problems aren't an unnecessary oddity. They are a form of time travel. They are a glimpse into what will one day bedevil all humankind unless we learn to view them as more than the tantrums of the spoilt.?
Very interesting perspective on “first world issues”