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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    an aside deus ex owns

    gotta finish that

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    its either basically complete annihilation or robocop world by the end of this century if we keep on keepin on.

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    no I actually think we'll end up destroying all life well before any of this comes into play

    no

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    cancel all scientific progress

    build a peaceful agrarian society

    grow dragontrees and once the dragons hatch, fly them to the sun

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    yes, my robocopworld theory

    the world as a perpetual third world detroit

    angry bald dads from that 70s show and dead building husks

  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Other people can do whatever the hell they want to do, honestly

    I can only control what I do

    We'll be sure to let the terminally ill patients in the ICU know you disapprove of their urgent need.

    I'm sure they'll only pretend to be marginally offended.
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    yes, my robocopworld theory

    the world as a perpetual third world detroit

    angry bald dads from that 70s show and dead building husks

    How could any world involving Jean Claude Van Damme possibly be considered a bad thing?

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Tam wrote: »
    no I actually think we'll end up destroying all life well before any of this comes into play

    no

    civilization maybe

  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited May 2010
    why can only some people see the future

    I wish I could see the future

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    yes, my robocopworld theory

    the world as a perpetual third world detroit

    angry bald dads from that 70s show and dead building husks

    i'd buy that for a dollar!!!!

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    yes, my robocopworld theory

    the world as a perpetual third world detroit

    angry bald dads from that 70s show and dead building husks

    welcome to the 22nd century 29diji0.png

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited May 2010
    on a plane a couple days ago i sat next to this indian man who was very friendly. he asked a lot of questions about me, told me about himself, smiled a lot.

    a little bit before our plane landed he informed me, with a big, earnest smile, that the world was absolutely going to end on dec 12 2012

    i said "i hope not" amd asked him what he thought i should do about it

    his advice was pretty good, i thought. he basically just said--"nothing! enjoy your two years. there's nothing you can do, so just enjoy the time you have left." he himself was flying a lot more, seeing his kids and family constantly and basically doing whatever he felt like. i don't know what he'll be thinking on dec 13 of that year, but for now he seems to be having a blast.

  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    sherlock holmes will be in the 22nd century

    with robit watson

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Wallhitter wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    yes, my robocopworld theory

    the world as a perpetual third world detroit

    angry bald dads from that 70s show and dead building husks

    i'd buy that for a dollar!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85cL1HisrNc

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    why can only some people see the future

    I wish I could see the future

    half the 3rd world is going to be underwater in 30~50 years time

    causes stress on the rest of the world's already crumbling infrastructure and social services

    mass privatisation sets in to offset government's dwindling revenues

    death by mass starvation and/or even more corporatist states battling out over the last drops of oil

    this is Pretty Obvious if you read a history book

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    IN THE FUTURE all the highest jobs are held by 100+ year old septuagenarians. Still sharp, but still old and bigoted in their own future ways. As the number of oldsters rises, births decline and America develops a curious interest in youth not too dissimilar from what is now seen in Japan. Advertisements will always be adorned by comely young women, but there is a marked increase in public imagery displaying children. The new immigrants are neither Latino nor Asian, but African. They do not get along with native-born African-Americans. Ascots and facial hair are in fashion for men, women wear wide-leg pants and t-shirts have moving images on them.

    IN THE FUTURE.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Tam wrote: »
    no I actually think we'll end up destroying all life well before any of this comes into play

    no

    believe me I wouldn't mind being proven wrong

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited May 2010
    brb jumping off cliff

  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    why can only some people see the future

    I wish I could see the future

    half the 3rd world is going to be underwater in 30~50 years time

    causes stress on the rest of the world's already crumbling infrastructure and social services

    mass privatisation sets in to offset government's dwindling revenues

    death by mass starvation and/or even more corporatist states battling out over the last drops of oil

    this is Pretty Obvious if you read a history book

    Or you know, none of this could happen so

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    i mean, life will sustain

    people love living, even if it means amongst shit

    the same classes, skills and worldviews will remain

    they'll just be polarized

    hell, we'll probably still have a good idea of how it all went shit, too. i mean, it's the information age

  • HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Going star-child. Not going to save you. Neener neener neeeenerrr

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    rolo I appreciate you taking my poorly worded and kind of silly way of asking these questions seriously

    Really shoe it's not anything either of us will live long enough to see, I don't think.

    It's an incredibly delicate and time consuming process to make any kind of engineered DNA work in ways that nature hasn't already perfected. Every cell in your body is the product of a few hundred million years of trial and error to see what works and what doesn't, and they all fit together and balance each other out.

    Most likely what our generation will see out of this is the ability to fix a few problems related to replacing body parts that have gone bad prematurely, and fixing a few developmental diseases that healthy humans avoid naturally.

    It's also really, really expensive to do this on anything more than a tiny experimental scale, so for the most part any treatments and cures will be restricted to a few research cases and a couple of aging multi-millionaires. The rest of us will just read about it in the news from time to time.

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    maybe the world doesn't get completely flooded, maybe, maybe not

    but still, shit'll go bonkers

    or, it'll all be cool and i'm rocking star trek gear. the third one would own

  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited May 2010
    honestly i agree with anjin

    i think that humanity knows better than to wipe itself out completely.

    also it's fucking depressing how many people are going to take that statement as naive and overly optimistic.


    anyways fatalism never helps!

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    why can only some people see the future

    I wish I could see the future

    half the 3rd world is going to be underwater in 30~50 years time

    causes stress on the rest of the world's already crumbling infrastructure and social services

    mass privatisation sets in to offset government's dwindling revenues

    death by mass starvation and/or even more corporatist states battling out over the last drops of oil

    this is Pretty Obvious if you read a history book

    Or you know, none of this could happen so

    The first is guaranteed to happen no matter what Good Things happen because of CLIMATE CHANGE

    2nd is obvious when the first happens

    3rd is INCREDIBLY obvious if you look at the last 40 years

    4th is even more obvious if you look at all of the 18th and 19th centuries (and early 20th if you count WWI, which you should)

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Tam wrote: »
    no I actually think we'll end up destroying all life well before any of this comes into play

    no

    believe me I wouldn't mind being proven wrong

    unless we make an intentional and concerted effort to wipe out all life on Earth, microbes are hardy enough that they'll survive whatever we can throw at them

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    yeah, we have the ability to extinguish all life a few times over into an unsustainable fucked to death pile of glassed dirt

    if it was going to happen it would've already happened a whole shitton of times

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Rolo wrote: »
    rolo I appreciate you taking my poorly worded and kind of silly way of asking these questions seriously

    Really shoe it's not anything either of us will live long enough to see, I don't think.

    It's an incredibly delicate and time consuming process to make any kind of engineered DNA work in ways that nature hasn't already perfected. Every cell in your body is the product of a few hundred million years of trial and error to see what works and what doesn't, and they all fit together and balance each other out.

    Most likely what our generation will see out of this is the ability to fix a few problems related to replacing body parts that have gone bad prematurely, and fixing a few developmental diseases that healthy humans avoid naturally.

    It's also really, really expensive to do this on anything more than a tiny experimental scale, so for the most part any treatments and cures will be restricted to a few research cases and a couple of aging multi-millionaires. The rest of us will just read about it in the news from time to time.

    yeah I know none of this stuff is right around the corner

    but it is interesting to think about

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Tam wrote: »
    Tam wrote: »
    no I actually think we'll end up destroying all life well before any of this comes into play

    no

    believe me I wouldn't mind being proven wrong

    unless we make an intentional and concerted effort to wipe out all life on Earth, microbes are hardy enough that they'll survive whatever we can throw at them

    fine

    all the people, then

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    why can only some people see the future

    I wish I could see the future

    half the 3rd world is going to be underwater in 30~50 years time

    causes stress on the rest of the world's already crumbling infrastructure and social services

    mass privatisation sets in to offset government's dwindling revenues

    death by mass starvation and/or even more corporatist states battling out over the last drops of oil

    this is Pretty Obvious if you read a history book

    Or you know, none of this could happen so

    The first is guaranteed to happen no matter what Good Things happen because of CLIMATE CHANGE

    2nd is obvious when the first happens

    3rd is INCREDIBLY obvious if you look at the last 20 years

    4th is even more obvious if you look at all of the 18th and 19th centuries (and early 20th if you count WWI, which you should)
    Ok, TFS, now let me ask you a question

    how do you think humanity could prevent at least the 3rd and 4th from happening or are you convinced it's set in stone at this point.

  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Tam wrote: »
    Tam wrote: »
    no I actually think we'll end up destroying all life well before any of this comes into play

    no

    believe me I wouldn't mind being proven wrong

    unless we make an intentional and concerted effort to wipe out all life on Earth, microbes are hardy enough that they'll survive whatever we can throw at them

    fine

    all the people, then

    oh most definitely

  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    why can only some people see the future

    I wish I could see the future

    half the 3rd world is going to be underwater in 30~50 years time

    causes stress on the rest of the world's already crumbling infrastructure and social services

    mass privatisation sets in to offset government's dwindling revenues

    death by mass starvation and/or even more corporatist states battling out over the last drops of oil

    this is Pretty Obvious if you read a history book

    Or you know, none of this could happen so

    The first is guaranteed to happen no matter what Good Things happen because of CLIMATE CHANGE

    2nd is obvious when the first happens

    3rd is INCREDIBLY obvious if you look at the last 40 years

    4th is even more obvious if you look at all of the 18th and 19th centuries (and early 20th if you count WWI, which you should)
    Yeah the future is obvious, you jerks. Only predictable things happen in the future.

    It's so OBVIOUS!

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    why can only some people see the future

    I wish I could see the future

    half the 3rd world is going to be underwater in 30~50 years time

    causes stress on the rest of the world's already crumbling infrastructure and social services

    mass privatisation sets in to offset government's dwindling revenues

    death by mass starvation and/or even more corporatist states battling out over the last drops of oil

    this is Pretty Obvious if you read a history book

    Or you know, none of this could happen so

    The first is guaranteed to happen no matter what Good Things happen because of CLIMATE CHANGE

    2nd is obvious when the first happens

    unless

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Wallhitter wrote: »
    honestly i agree with anjin

    i think that humanity knows better than to wipe itself out completely.

    also it's fucking depressing how many people are going to take that statement as naive and overly optimistic.


    anyways fatalism never helps!

    I'm not thinking we're going to have a nuke party or anything

    it's a combination of economic and political and environmental factors

    most of which nobody is doing anything meaningful to prevent

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    being absolutist about the global warming thing is a bit strange

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Wallhitter wrote: »
    honestly i agree with anjin

    i think that humanity knows better than to wipe itself out completely.

    also it's fucking depressing how many people are going to take that statement as naive and overly optimistic.


    anyways fatalism never helps!

    I'm not thinking we're going to have a nuke party or anything

    it's a combination of economic and political and environmental factors

    most of which nobody is doing anything meaningful to prevent

    bingo

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    prove me wrong, world! or at least wait until I'm already dead to prove me right!

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    gonna build a farm in the Hudson Valley or Oregon gonna grow my food gonna abide

    if pollutants try to get in i'll hit them with a blowdart (blowdarts = weapons of future)

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    yeah, we have the ability to extinguish all life a few times over into an unsustainable fucked to death pile of glassed dirt

    if it was going to happen it would've already happened a whole shitton of times

    hahahah

  • HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Wallhitter wrote: »
    honestly i agree with anjin

    i think that humanity knows better than to wipe itself out completely.

    also it's fucking depressing how many people are going to take that statement as naive and overly optimistic.


    anyways fatalism never helps!

    I'm not thinking we're going to have a nuke party or anything

    it's a combination of economic and political and environmental factors

    most of which nobody is doing anything meaningful to prevent

    bingo

    I think there are meaningful things being done!
    on small scales because they don't make money...

  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Wallhitter wrote: »
    honestly i agree with anjin

    i think that humanity knows better than to wipe itself out completely.

    also it's fucking depressing how many people are going to take that statement as naive and overly optimistic.


    anyways fatalism never helps!

    I'm not thinking we're going to have a nuke party or anything

    it's a combination of economic and political and environmental factors

    most of which nobody is doing anything meaningful to prevent

    bingo

    still i think it's not too late to change. eh. we'll see how things turn out.

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