Scientists and Market Researchers have analysed results from online surveys to ascertain the mentality of the Earth's populous in 2010 and beyond.
Futurists and present day analysts are predicting a continental shift in how the human race views itself.
Early figures indicate a move away from serious and philosophical thinking to a more liberated way of thinking.
Self confessed Roddenberryite Kath Mainland organiser of the Edinburgh Fringe says "global laughter is a far greater threat to Earth's biodiversity than global warming. People are sick of rules, regs, politicians, religious leaders, money, poverty and war, it's about time we (Homo sapiens) started to see the freak funny side and universal randomness of our existence."
Mainland adds "in the scheme of things websites like the Spoof and events like the Fringe are leading lights in the New World Order of how the world sees itself, after all laughter is the best medicine, we'll all die laughing while been frazzled by the sun!"