I’m not naive enough to believe that social issues such as the destruction of marriage and people not getting married are going to lead to upheaval issues within Western civilization. What is more likely is that technology will cause this. Self driving vehicles, especially trucks, which make up the backbone of the economy will cause significant upheaval. Reproductive technology may also go that route as well with potential male birth control.
The next 10 years we will see even more significant changes than with the previous 10 years. In approximately the previous 10 years, we saw the introduction of Google’s massive expansion (IPO 2004), Facebook (2004), Youtube (2005), social media, and phone technology. Even Apple’s growth into the world’s largest company by far started approximately right after 2008. In fact, Apple is now larger combined than the world’s largest conglomerate (General Electric), Retailer (Walmart), Auto (General Motors) and food seller (McDonald’s).
In terms of a world government, the globalization effect of multinational companies inches toward that. The “power” is where the “money” is because of lobbying and bribes.
It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the economy and by extension social and religious issues.