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10000 Years From Now

Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Social Entropy++
...Vast Cities Floating in Perpetual Sunlight Miles Above the Earth's Surface and Individuals Propelled Through Space at Prodigious Speeds by Electro-Magnetic Power Are Predicted for the Future.

I ain't joking.

Personal robots?
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Hell yeah:
Radical Advancements in Telecommunications?
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That would be sweet.

Advanced Flying Machines?
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Any day now we should have flying cars. Any day now.

Sexier Women?
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"Nature seems bent on producing a new race of Amazons. Within the next 50 years you'll find the emancipated woman engaging actively in such sports as football, baseball and soccer. She'll think nothing of chopping the wood and acting as family car mechanic."

I certainly hope so!


Anywhoo, you can get all this info and more from http://www.paleofuture.com/

So, SE++, what are your predictions for the future? Whether it's 100 years or 10000, in what ways do you believe the human race will advance?

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    you know, the reality of pharmacutical and genetic life extension is this

    you can replace every organ in the body and still be the same person

    except the brain

    the brain will inevitably degenerate. now, theoretically, you could regenerate or even replace that tissue over time as it burns out

    but it's not going to be the same

    instead of dying entirely, who you are as a person will slowly decay away with your memories as you grow older and you become someone new

    in a way

    it could be worse than death

    There is a podcast called "Sentient Developments" that talks about this sorta stuff. It's not bad.

    One of them is just an hour or so long lecture on the ramifications of life extension.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Its ok Pony. We will have developed teleportation by the time thats a problem, and we'll all have died over and over and over each time we go on a trip.

    The only people left with souls will be the very young and the Amish.

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • Waka LakaWaka Laka ゲームセンターCX! 課長 ON!Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Eww... now that I think about it... eww.

    Maybe there will be a treatment for that as well, supposedly we're still trying to figure out how to make out brains much more active - have more than the 10-15% used at once, which may help with memories.

    Before my grandmother passed on, she told me she remembered her 3rd birthday, her 1st day in school, and a whole heap of other stuff that she remembered, my father said that she had not changed since she was young, so maybe in some people it won't be so bad.

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    we use most of our brain most of the time

  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I just want my Personal Flying and Transportation Machine already dammit!

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Eww... now that I think about it... eww.

    Maybe there will be a treatment for that as well, supposedly we're still trying to figure out how to make out brains much more active - have more than the 10-15% used at once, which may help with memories.

    Before my grandmother passed on, she told me she remembered her 3rd birthday, her 1st day in school, and a whole heap of other stuff that she remembered, my father said that she had not changed since she was young, so maybe in some people it won't be so bad.

    alright listen

    i'm going to try

    try very hard not to yell at you

    were we speaking, there would be a deliberately even timbre to my voice

    we use 100% of our brains 100% of the time.

    that whole "10-15%" thing is a myth. a wildly misquoted theory from a school of neurological thought that we only use our brains at 10-15% of our theoretical capability.

    if you have a car, you drive the whole car, not just the driveshaft and steering wheel. there is a theory that we are only driving our car at 20 mph when it could be kicking up to 150, but that's a theory

    we're still driving the whole car

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    i took 1st year neurology

    one of my profs would yell at people if they said that

    he would just freak on them and threaten to throw them out

    i think he over-reacted

    nonetheless it bugs me too

  • Waka LakaWaka Laka ゲームセンターCX! 課長 ON!Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Eww... now that I think about it... eww.

    Maybe there will be a treatment for that as well, supposedly we're still trying to figure out how to make out brains much more active - have more than the 10-15% used at once, which may help with memories.

    Before my grandmother passed on, she told me she remembered her 3rd birthday, her 1st day in school, and a whole heap of other stuff that she remembered, my father said that she had not changed since she was young, so maybe in some people it won't be so bad.

    alright listen

    i'm going to try

    try very hard not to yell at you

    were we speaking, there would be a deliberately even timbre to my voice

    we use 100% of our brains 100% of the time.

    that whole "10-15%" thing is a myth. a wildly misquoted theory from a school of neurological thought that we only use our brains at 10-15% of our theoretical capability.

    if you have a car, you drive the whole car, not just the driveshaft and steering wheel. there is a theory that we are only driving our car at 20 mph when it could be kicking up to 150, but that's a theory

    we're still driving the whole car

    I would have gone fine with "Sorry you're wrong about that", but yeah.

  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I predict George Clooney will come out of the closet some time this year.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Meiz wrote: »
    I predict George Clooney will come out of the closet some time this year.

    dear god i can only hope <3

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    it is an irritating myth, especially if it's followed by talk of psychic powers

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I can't wait to replace my wetware with computational circuitry and upload my sentience to a global grid

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Eww... now that I think about it... eww.

    Maybe there will be a treatment for that as well, supposedly we're still trying to figure out how to make out brains much more active - have more than the 10-15% used at once, which may help with memories.

    Before my grandmother passed on, she told me she remembered her 3rd birthday, her 1st day in school, and a whole heap of other stuff that she remembered, my father said that she had not changed since she was young, so maybe in some people it won't be so bad.

    alright listen

    i'm going to try

    try very hard not to yell at you

    were we speaking, there would be a deliberately even timbre to my voice

    we use 100% of our brains 100% of the time.

    that whole "10-15%" thing is a myth. a wildly misquoted theory from a school of neurological thought that we only use our brains at 10-15% of our theoretical capability.

    if you have a car, you drive the whole car, not just the driveshaft and steering wheel. there is a theory that we are only driving our car at 20 mph when it could be kicking up to 150, but that's a theory

    we're still driving the whole car

    I would have gone fine with "Sorry you're wrong about that", but yeah.

    yeah, sorry

    it's just annoyingly prevelant

    i see lots of intelligent, otherwise respectable people repeat it

    and it's like a viral thought pattern that needs to be cut out before it continues to spread

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    FAQ wrote: »
    it is an irritating myth, especially if it's followed by talk of psychic powers

    hrrrrrrrrrrk

  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Just wait for the days when we can easily alter our genes. Rein back those fat producing systems when getting enough to eat isn't a problem, modify your skin to produce sugars in sunlight to lower food bills! The wave of the future is the 6 armed cubicle worker with 4 mouths and a 12 lobed brain capable of multitasking every one of their projects at once!

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • Waka LakaWaka Laka ゲームセンターCX! 課長 ON!Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Thats all fine then.

    Psychic powers is a shit load of fuck though.

  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    FAQ wrote: »
    it is an irritating myth, especially if it's followed by talk of psychic powers

    hrrrrrrrrrrk

    if we really used 100% of our brains 100% of the time we'd be bending spoons and levitating and shit lol

  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    FAQ wrote: »
    it is an irritating myth, especially if it's followed by talk of psychic powers

    hrrrrrrrrrrk

    if we really used 100% of our brains 100% of the time we'd be bending spoons and levitating and shit lol

    You just know that the day cybernetics becomes prevalent in everyday life that there are going to be people overclocking their brains to a ridiculous degree. So much so that they have to replace their spinal fluid with liquid nitrogen.

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    genetic therapy scares me in a specific way

    and that specific way is when we get so good at rewiring the brain through gene therapy that we can "fix" all mental illnesses.

    i'm worried about what happens then, what we start seeing as illness and what is simply undesirable personality traits and shit.

    like people think about eugenics and genetic tampering and they think of ultra-athletic blond aryan superchildren and that's not what upsets me, not really.

    people are far too superficial to start doing that.

    no, i'm worried when we start saying that we can simply correct people's minds.

    not just what they think, how they think.

    i mean, it's great to have the power to make the schizophrenic guy free of the voices that tell him to slaughter kittens

    but man

    man

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    eh, just use neurally controlled nanobots

    EDIT: Oh hay I leave in a month for genetic engineering in university dur

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  • CG FaggotryCG Faggotry Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    bioshock bioshock lol

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    years ago one of my docs asked me "if we could give you a drug to make your ASPD just go away, and you'd think like a normal person, would you take it?"

    no fucking way

    not a chance in hell

    my condition might make my life hard in lots of ways

    but it's the only way i know, it's the only mind i've ever thought with. the idea that something, some drug no less, could just go and remove a fundamental aspect of who i am as a person is terrifying.

  • Waka LakaWaka Laka ゲームセンターCX! 課長 ON!Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm also curious as to how all this nanites stuff is going to turn out, and whether it's all a bunch of hopeful crap as well.
    Spoiler:

    ...right?

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    We should all be the same person

    Gattaca all up ins

    Screw the dynamic human spirit of the individual, intricate and wholly unique person

    hive mind ending

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    But just think Pony, this same technology will allow soldiers to go to war without conscience or morals. They'll obey their orders without question! The perfect soldier! Guilt and compassion can go the way of the dodo as each individual achieves greatness in the perfect capitalist society!

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • NadsNads Bob Ducca Asleep in a cul-de-sac.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh come on, Pony, be serious. A lot of people don't use 100% of their brains.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    BYToady wrote: »
    But just think Pony, this same technology will allow soldiers to go to war without conscience or morals. They'll obey their orders without question! The perfect soldier! Guilt and compassion can go the way of the dodo as each individual achieves greatness in the perfect capitalist society!

    until you try to turn them off

    i cast vin diesel in the lead

    asia argento as the sexy genetics genius who is trying to help restore his humanity

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Nads wrote: »
    Oh come on, Pony, be serious. A lot of people don't use 100% of their brains.

    lol da souf

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    War has changed

    it's not longer about..... egh....

    I felt like I watched a movie when I played that game. And not a very well acted one.

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm pretty sure the world will fall apart once people can turn themselves into sociopathic A-type personalities for 20 bucks down at the Cyber-Wall-Mart.

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    years ago one of my docs asked me "if we could give you a drug to make your ASPD just go away, and you'd think like a normal person, would you take it?"

    no fucking way

    not a chance in hell

    my condition might make my life hard in lots of ways

    but it's the only way i know, it's the only mind i've ever thought with. the idea that something, some drug no less, could just go and remove a fundamental aspect of who i am as a person is terrifying.

    I wouldn't mind being autistic for a day

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    FAQ wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    years ago one of my docs asked me "if we could give you a drug to make your ASPD just go away, and you'd think like a normal person, would you take it?"

    no fucking way

    not a chance in hell

    my condition might make my life hard in lots of ways

    but it's the only way i know, it's the only mind i've ever thought with. the idea that something, some drug no less, could just go and remove a fundamental aspect of who i am as a person is terrifying.

    I wouldn't mind being autistic for a day

    call me old fashioned but by gum i've gotten accustomed to how my brain operates

    i am not comfortable with screwing with that except on a temporary basis (ie drugs for funtimes)

    something permanently altering to my brainthinks is pretty scary

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    I'm also curious as to how all this nanites stuff is going to turn out, and whether it's all a bunch of hopeful crap as well.
    Spoiler:

    ...right?

    I would just want the targeting augmentation so that I know all the tactical data about everyone I meet.

    Hopefully there'd be a third party mod for the software that would assign hilarious names based on their appearance.

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    and I broke parole just to get to you
  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    And with neural prosthesis, you can!

    Imagine, being able to upload different drivers into your mind to fundamentally change the way you think!

    Completely altering who you are as easily as buying a new pair of pants!

    Download celebrity thought patterns directly!

    Want to become a doctor? No sweat! Years of education, training, and knowledge all in one hard earned data file!

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The first things people will be able to upload to their brain will be porn. First person point of view porn in particular.

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    i got a weird fascination with post-apocalyptic fiction

    TV, video games, movies, comics, etc.

    the sort of stuff interests me

    but morbidly so

    because it both repulses and terrifies me

    i'm actually scared shitless of something horrible happening to the world at large and all our infrastructure and societal veneers going to shit at once

    road warrior gave me a panic attack when i was a kid

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    God I can't wait until the human soul itself becomes a consumer based commodity


    That's when we've truly come down from the trees

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    BYToady wrote: »
    The first things people will be able to upload to their brain will be porn. First person point of view porn in particular.

    yeah if the internet has taught us anything it's that any new form of data transfer or information acquisition will be firstly used for illicit purposes

  • Waka LakaWaka Laka ゲームセンターCX! 課長 ON!Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Shorty wrote: »
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    I'm also curious as to how all this nanites stuff is going to turn out, and whether it's all a bunch of hopeful crap as well.
    Spoiler:

    ...right?

    I would just want the targeting augmentation so that I know all the tactical data about everyone I meet.

    Hopefully there'd be a third party mod for the software that would assign hilarious names based on their appearance.

    That would help in Thailand.

    Target - Generic Tourist
    Target - Shopkeep
    Target - Lady - Caution! Scans indicate lack of female phermones. Possibly not born a woman. Suggest immediate withdrawal from verbal or physical contact.

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