I believe the future is continued increased inflation - directly by prices increasing and indirectly thru lowered contents and lowered quality for the same price.
Inflation reduces the value of debt and is a gradual decline it individual spending power and in the wealth of the nation. If wages increase in relation to the inflation, this benefits people with fixed debts such as fixed mortgages and overall equalized out. If a person's wages do not increase at the rate of inflation then the person is becoming poorer.
Inflation also is a way to reduce social benefits, public assistance and welfare without voting to reduce it. With inflation, to reduce government assistance to people all the government has to do is nothing and inflation does the reductions.