what are your future predictions for mankind?

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    Sep 15, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
    In the year 1900, who would have imagined that we would have flying metal tubes that would carry people to destinations that were once remote in a matter of hours, who knew that the writings in textbooks would unleash the power of the atom, that the energy from lightning that was just beginning to power the recently invented lightbulb would carry messages from one person in Tokyo to another person in New york in a matter of seconds.

    What else do you think will happen in the foreseeable future?

    cyborgs? teleportation? gene splicing?
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    Sep 15, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidA hot Irish boy will come to Florida and become my devoted sex slave.


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    Sep 15, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    Humans will wipe themselves out and Mother Nature will take back the Earth.
    EDIT: Oh, you said foreseeable future. A cure for HIV and/or cancer would be great.
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    Sep 15, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
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    Sep 15, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
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    Sep 15, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    Idiocracy. Fictional comedy now. Documentary in the future.
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    Sep 16, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    what are your future predictions for mankind?

    I predict no future.
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    Sep 16, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    Zombie Apocalypse
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    Sep 16, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    a black hole is forming near the earth and suck everything in that kill all human.
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    Sep 16, 2013 2:40 AM GMT
    When I'm feeling pessimistic: climate change, wars, famines, and possibly pandemics will wipe out civilization, leaving the survivors in a state of barbarism. What's more, all of the easy-to-access fossil fuels will have been burnt already, leaving little prospect for reindustrialization.

    When I'm feeling optimistic: people will alter their lifestyles enough to avoid the worst of climate change. This will result in a much cleaner, much less consumerist, and I dare say much happier society. Technology will continue to develop but I don't dare predict how. Hopefully it will be developed based on what people actually want, rather than based on what gives the highest rate of return on investment.
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    Sep 16, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
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    Sep 16, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    We destroys ourselves by exploiting all our natural resources, nature takes back the planet.
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    Sep 16, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    Genetically modified supermen will kill off the rest of us and live happily ever after.
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    Sep 16, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Death.
  • Whipmagic

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    Sep 16, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Humankind will be fine. We'll muddle our way through, as always. It won't be particular pretty, but man will hang in there like he has for the last million of years or so despite all trials and tribulations.
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    Sep 16, 2013 4:52 AM GMT
    Whipmagic saidHumankind will be fine. We'll muddle our way through, as always. It won't be particular pretty, but man will hang in there like he has for the last million of years or so despite all trials and tribulations.


    +1 the one positive post lmao

    I think Man will thrive, and outgrow the evil gene, I predict a bright future!
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    Sep 16, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
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  • Drift

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    Sep 18, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    We will adapt as well as we can to our changing circumstances. I imagine that it will take some more drastic consequences of climate change to force us to make these first steps, and there will be much suffering as a result, but in the end we will find our way to a more sustainable existence with the world around us. I hope that science continues to be developed alongside appropriate laws, so that our development is guided by our mutual benefit, rather than for the individual/clan.

    I would love to see flying cities, and space travel. I don't doubt that we will begin to modify our genes somewhat, in the next stage of our self directed evolution.
  • BuggEyedSprit...

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    Sep 18, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    In Florida, at least, all of us BabyBoomers will become snake food as the constrictors move up from the Everglades. Republicans will open the back doors to all of the nursing homes and let them feed on we the people who are using all the national income. They will then, finally, harvest the snakes and make Soylent Reptile for you all AND enjoy an unexpected boon in fancy snakeskin roofs on all cars with a V-8 and white sidewalls.

    Any of us boomers left to experience any retirement left may look forward to ordering a flying car...unfortunately, it will be a Fiat.

    Fin.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 18, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    How much can the earth take? Like everything else, even the planet has its limits. It seems as though so many parts of the world are growing so fast (China, India, etc.) that it's spinning out of control. WW3 is probably not all that far down the road...maybe even in our lifetime. Technology, being so much a part of our daily lives and the way we communicate, will also probably lead to repercussions beyond our wildest dreams. We've created a monster.
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    Sep 19, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    theantijock said[Embedded vid of "In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)"]

    Zager and Evans will at long last reunite.
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    Barring something unforseen like an asteroidal or cometary impact, we humans will survive and adapt. Technology will continue to develop, resulting in more and more changes to our society. One breakthrough may be superconductivity at room temperature, making everything that`s happened so far in electronics/computing, etc. nothing as to what will then be possible.

    On the human stage, the Far East, especially China, will resume its dominant position once again; as it has for much of the last two thousand years or so.

    But whatever happens, nature won`t re-take the Earth-she never lost it in the first place.
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
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    theantijock said[Embedded vid of "In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)"]

    Zager and Evans will at long last reunite.


    Seems like a lot of effort just to play one song.
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    theantijock saidSeems like a lot of effort just to play one song.

    Maybe it'll be one of those PBS things. A cavalcade of one-hitters from days of yore.