I think that the world of The Hunger Games presents a fairly-accurate representation of what the planet will look like 400 years hence: a much-reduced human population due to war and climate change, the elites keeping some measure of power, cloistered from the deplorables who have been relegated to far-away work camps and labor collectives.

No, I don’t think anything like the Games are likely (though certainly given human history not impossible), but the Hunger world itself is eminently possible after climate change and a few nuclear exchanges.

People really seem to hate their children, or perhaps they just don’t want to know how bad climate change is going to be.

The true Hunger Games, then, are how the Boomers and Gen X are perfectly fine consigning their own kids to fighting over the scraps of a disintegrating civilization.