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Tarvos

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#1 8 years ago

Before the galaxy is destroyed and assuming no one goes nuke happy (actually likely, but hypothetically), what do you think is going to happen to the civilizations of the world? It's hard to imagine countries like the US or Russia collapsing, but do you really think most countries could survive until the end? I'm sure some sort of continuation of a country will exist after it has fallen, but how long do you think there will be a United States of America the same as today's? Colonization of space is a possibility, and it will probably become necessary in time. Or do you think we'll go back to the old days where one country occupies another, and the occupied country will never exist in the same way again?




Bubbleteatroopa

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#2 8 years ago

You know, this is a question I personally always ask myself. Ive gone over it time and time again, and I think that humanity someday will work together as one. It seems far away now, but more and more people are realizing that peace can be much more prosperous than war in many ways. I also think that we will have to colonize space. Infact, its been proven that the colonization of other planets will probably be the only way to sustain the human race and keep it going for many thousands, or millions of years. I don't know if I will live to see the day that we walk around on another planet or take a day trip to the moon, but I think it will be done someday, and I certainly hope so.

On a closer note, I seriously believe that within the next 20 years (probably closer to 10) governments of the world will feel it is safe to release the fact that there are aliens and they have come in contact with them. I believe that they have covered this up for many years, and I think that they will have to release it sometime.




Showd0wN

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#3 8 years ago
It's hard to imagine countries like the US or Russia collapsing

No it's really not; Empires come and go, as do super-powers, etc. It's just a matter of time.




SuperSmeg

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#4 8 years ago

We are due for a huge solar storm in 2013, and with that, the possibility of being plunged into a world of chaos and widespread panic when power grids are knocked out.

There'll be a struggle for resources. Basically, it will be the start of our own self destruction.

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So, how are you? :)




Showd0wN

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#5 8 years ago

We are due for a huge solar storm in 2013, and with that, the possibility of being plunged into a world of chaos and widespread panic when power grids are knocked out.

There'll be a struggle for resources. Basically, it will be the start of our own self destruction.

Lol, nice massive assumption there.

Richard Fisher, head of Heliophysics at NASAWe know it is coming but we don’t know how bad it is going to be

Also, there are already plans being enacted to mitigate potential risk to things like the power grids.




SuperSmeg

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#6 8 years ago

necrosect;5405389Lol, nice massive assumption there.

Also, there are already plans being enacted to mitigate potential risk to things like the power grids.

Well that I did not know. Thanks for the update.

Nuclear war. That is probably what will happen to the world.




Showd0wN

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#7 8 years ago

If you generalise it to "self destruction" then yes, I see it as more probable that we would be the instruments of our own extinction than otherwise (given the likely timescale involved for other extinction events). Though this doesn't rule out the possibility of some meteor beating the odds and destroying us, obviously.




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#8 8 years ago

There are too many variables. Maybe oil falls through and we go back to a feudal society before working our way up to the 1900s in an extremely compressed timeframe. Maybe the scientists come through with fusion and render replacements for oil viable. Maybe global warming has already gone too far and most of the farmable land will become unusable. *shrug*

I think whether we go back to a feudal society or forward to a more energy intensive one, we'll continue to see a polarisation between the power of the rich and poor. That our current - almost past - political climate is only possible in a very rare niche.




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#9 8 years ago
Nemmerle;5405420There are too many variables. Maybe oil falls through and we go back to a feudal society before working our way up to the 1900s in an extremely compressed timeframe. Maybe the scientists come through with fusion and render replacements for oil viable. Maybe global warming has already gone too far and most of the farmable land will become unusable. *shrug* I think whether we go back to a feudal society or forward to a more energy intensive one, we'll continue to see a polarisation between the power of the rich and poor. That our current - almost past - political climate is only possible in a very rare niche.

That's actually how I look at it too. We'd basically be put back hundreds/thousands of years. We'd have to start everything over, at least people know how to this time.




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#10 8 years ago

Hopefully there'll be a zombie virus outbreak and most of the world's population will be destroyed, and then the "aliens" come to pick up the few survivors and we go to where they live, which is actually in the sea (much like bioshock but far more advanced).

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