I personally think that in the next few decades to century Africa will develop faster than any another continent. The resources are there, all that's needed are good governments that are uncorrupted to lead the charge. Europe lacks resources but makes it up with their governments. Asia specifically in the east has extremely educated societies and individuals but they aren't reproducing enough. The Middle East has resources but they're drying them up with having on resource like oil become their main export. Africa has every resource on the planet with a growing population. It just needs capable hands to gear the continent in the right direction.