Kirk details looking in the long run (50 to 100 years) and observes that the top news stories from the last year will not matter in the long run. There is a different news filter that one has to apply to find the news that will matter in 50 years. Any stories related to:
- Science and Technology,
- Natural Resources,
- Expansion (particularly China), and
- New Discoveries.
Here is the very brief Ted Talk:
For more information on the subject - check out long news, there are some pretty interesting articles.