Another Question by Juzza (in Off-topic)
October 12 2006 3:55 AM EDT
Where do u think the human race will be in 100 years?
I believe it will be the struggle against time to figure out the energy sources that we strive on today. So many things rely on oil. Massive depression.
Nah. We have the answers to all of that at the moment, it's just the money being made from fossil fuels that stops devopment into other forms of re usable energy.
When we run out, and these companies scramble to move onto something else that will make them money, we'll make a transition to other forms of energy use.
In 100 years time, I'll most likely be dead. I hope before I die we figure out how to eletronically back up thoughts and memories, and I get downloaded into the 'net. But most likely I'll just be dead. ;)
In 100 years we'll be looking for other places to colonise, having run out of room. Either floating landmasses, underwater cities, or lunar/martian settlements.
Either that, or nothing will noticably change.
October 12 2006 4:02 AM EDT
Nah, not a depression. We will have software that can animate text! So, we'll all be playing CB18 in a fully animated environment. How can we get depressed from that?
For the energy sources, well we'll probably drive hybrid electricity/bio diesel cars and the power plants will most likely be nuclear fusion plants. Cold fusion and all, you know ;)
October 12 2006 4:10 AM EDT
GL is correct on this one. We have numerous possible sources of alternative energy, however they are not nearly as well funded as compared to the fossil fuels. I believe a far more important issue will be the fresh water supply. It may seem that we have enough, but a quick look at developing nations shows that they have very limited access to clean water. I believe in 100 years, that water will fetch prices on par with oil today, unless major progress is made in the desalinization industry.
Of course all of this may be moot if Kim Jong Il decides to do something stupid, or if the India-Pakistan conflict escalates, or if the arab nations attack Israel, or if Terrorists manage to get a hold of nuclear weapons, you get the point. The world is on the edge of a sword, hopefully somebody with half a brain will realize this and take steps towards de-nuclearization.
Oh yeah, one last thing. I also believe we will have a colony on the moon and projects in serious development for a push towards colonizing Mars. Wouldnt that be cool? :)
October 12 2006 4:10 AM EDT
floating landmass = Australia. I'm scared as it is, as only 1/4 of the people in Australia are actually Australians.
October 12 2006 5:01 AM EDT
Only a 1/4 of all Australians are actually Australian? So are we talking the Australians that actually came from Europe in the first place? Or are we talking the real Australians who were already there when the first Europeans arrived?
If a country is built by immigrants what constitutes nationality?
October 12 2006 5:13 AM EDT
1/4 of the people are Australian are the ones without any known blood line ie a mongrel. Non Australians are the ones that are say half Australian half chinese or just migrants.
Made up for French (Normans), Saxon and other immigrants? ;)
Did you really just use the term "mongrel"?
October 12 2006 5:18 AM EDT
yes, JW. 1/4 of us are Australian formerly from Britain. the rest are from not british background living here.
Australia *needs* Immigrants to move forward in economy.
but, almost everyone who has power in Australia are Australians, these Immigrants have just come here. mostly in the time of parents when they got here, 1970-ish. I'm 1st-Gen aussie in my family along with my siblings.
I think, that prices will just go UP and UP. and i agree with Mian, water will go up, even with desanilisation.
October 12 2006 10:36 AM EDT
We will be hitchhiking the galaxy
Bast; he did, and I thought only pale stupid folk from the nor west used that hideous term.
October 12 2006 2:24 PM EDT
I am a mongrel and proud of it! Or am I a lower primate? Blast it... I'm so confused.
October 12 2006 2:34 PM EDT
According to Wikipedia, Australia has a population of 20,555,300 of which 458,920 are Indigenous Australians, so far less than 1/4.
October 12 2006 3:48 PM EDT
Indigenous don't count
What in heck are you talking about man?
You seem to be making a classic xenophobic argument about
immigrants somehow causing a collapse of society...
DING Ding ding let the fight Begin!!!!
October 12 2006 4:07 PM EDT
Independenz: CB18 does indeed sound great. BUT: Will Jonathan be alive in 100 years? (no). Who will then carry on the Jonocracy?
I'm fully expecting Jon to father a hoard of awesome overlords, who would be more than willing to continue to baffle and abuse us all should the sky chose not to fall...
And I hope to provide CB with LadyLoser to take my mantle when I can no longer read the bot checks! ;)
ok I think I now see how you ended up on that topic...kinda...
We in the US are living in a manner that has never in the history of the world been seen before, a time of such wasteful excess that our garbage (and dealing with it) has become a signifigant portion of the economy of other countries. We almost litterally burn money, without a second thought. One hundred years from now, I expect things will have come around to look a lot like things did 100 years back. I really don't think we can be fooled into thinking wage slavery is somehow akin to real life. We here in the US have lost our way badly, and the bottom line life has cost us so much already, there has to be some kind of change.
October 12 2006 5:13 PM EDT
I don't think anyone has addressed technology very much. Weapons are becoming much more advanced. If a full scale World War were to happen, it is very realistically possible that we could destroy ourselves and the entire planet. If not by the many nuclear weapons many countries have, then by the chemical and biological weapons that are constantly talked about.
OpVines pretty much stated the entirety of my opinion on the matter. I don't think we will still be around in 100 years. I mean, wars are just part of the human nature, this is a fact and never changes. What changes is firepower.
Belligerent beings+more and more powerful weapons = mess.
I consider the current assumption of suicide via armageddon a form of mass hysteria brought on by propaganda of the cold war. In reality we have more opportunity than ever to not only survive, but to have a history and a memory of what actually happened. War is certainly our only real enemy anymore, as disease hasn't yet adapted far enough beyond our medical means yes to signifigantly impact the knowledge of how to cure or contain it. We'd have to see outbreaks of the haunta virus similar to what took out huge numbers of people in south america before and during the conquistadors to have our ability to survive as a whole brought into question.
A friend of mine likes to point out that our grandchildren will have to choose to die. This will allow people to live long enough they might learn a thing or two about the world. I cannot imagine the depth of knowledge that would be available to me, if four or five generations were still alive to speak of what they had seen. Eighty years is a long time to live with hate, or too think you're the only one who has a handle on truth, I think as lives get longer, and nations come to terms with their people, we will see things become much much simpler. We might even stop poisoning ourselves as a way of life.
You mean the rich will have to chose to die.No matter how cheap the means of life extension it will always be out of reach for most people.That how the powers that be stay on top!
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