If you're still interested in coding, learn Scala! You'll leverage your existing JVM knowledge, and have exposure to a few currently-hyped trends: Functional programming, actor-based concurrency, etc.
I logged in just to say the same thing. I love this story.
Unfortunately I don't think the whole Australia/Utopia aspect of it is very likely... The dystopian part seems like where we're headed though.
Maybe there's some way to set up a trillion-dollar escrow fund though... I'd pledge my $1k.