The future, what you expect, what we know, and what we don't. 82 replies

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Flodgy

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#1 12 years ago
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This is a photo I found some time ago, an artists impression of the future.

So guy's, the future. It progresses everyday, relationships form in our lives, we grow older, technology advances, politicians whittle away countries assets praising it's for the best and advancement of mankind.

Now where do we see the future represented? Most often in the Science-Fiction genre. You have games, (think Halo) You have movies, (Space Odyssey) and of course books (Too many I just can't think of one), each with its own idea and concepts.

So what do you think we will see in the future? Whether it be a decade, century, or even a millennium away, explain your theories or ideas. Although, for the Pub's sake, I ask that you keep them sensible nothing too craptastic.

Idea's off the top of my head, the development of hover technology, Exo-Skeletons, renewable energy sources.. it can go on and on..




J-Hertz

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#2 12 years ago

Well, I have to say... that picture is absolutely amazing. I'm literally in true love with it.

As for the future, at it's basics: nanotechnology, mind-to-computer interfaces, et cetera. Basically cyborgs. Immortality. Reproduction would be through mitosis rather then meiosis. Sex would not be taboo, what-so-ever, mainly because we'll be immune to STDs.

That's my perfect future.




Flodgy

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#3 12 years ago

J-Hertz;3830963Well, I have to say... that picture is absolutely amazing. I'm literally in true love with it.

As for the future, at it's basics: nanotechnology, mind-to-computer interfaces, et cetera. Basically cyborgs. Immortality. Reproduction would be through mitosis rather then meiosis. Sex would not be taboo, what-so-ever, mainly because we'll be immune to STDs.

That's my perfect future.

Well, first off, Welcome to FileFront forums! :cya: Always good to see a new face in the Pub, especially one with constructive posts.

I'm glad you like the pic, I found it awesome, indeed a great work of art. And you've touched on something with reproduction and the immunity to STD's. I'm sure we'll see things like a cure to cancer and other life-destroying infections. But then again, I doubt we will ever become completely immune to such things. Every species has a weakness to such a thing, it's natures way of keeping our population down.




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#4 12 years ago

Oil will fall through, we can already see signs of this in the mergers that oil companies are engaging in, buying up each others existing oil reserves is more cost effective than searching for more. Governments won't react fast enough to this with low energy alternatives like improved rail links. Because of the way a bell curve interacts with the economy this won't be a gradual thing, we'll have a massive depression for years as industry struggles under the cost of acquiring the last few drops of the stuff and we'll see prices at the pumps going up but people will still be able to get petrol - then one day people will go to the pump and there won't be any left, food won't be delivered to stores. Lights will go off in the cities, the airwaves will fall dead bar for the few remaining military transmissions. As the situation worsens the few police who still think of themselves as such will be largely unable to maintain civil order, martial law will be declared and fail as money becomes worthless and the army is unable to be re supplied. Mass desertions will take place from most units leading to a large amount of armed gangs who will eventually become the new ruling powers in many areas. We may see nuclear weapons used against other nations as desperation sets in and political and financial bargaining gives way to military force. Hundreds of millions will starve, unable both due to their physical situation in large urban centres and their lack of knowledge to provide food for themselves. Still more will die of dehydration and rioting. In a few brief weeks civilisation will be set back thousands of years, the few survivors will mostly be ruled as they always have been, by armed force, most likely by surviving military units and local gangs. Society will have fragmented in tribal systems and lone survivors, those in small villages or farms will have been able stand the best chance of survival. Mankind will never again be able to find such a plentiful resource with as high an energy yield as petrol. In anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand years we may see the emergence of electricity and so on again, perhaps helped by whatever knowledge survives the collapse and its inevitable wars. The future is a second darkages.




Benzin

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#5 12 years ago

The problem with illnesses is, unless we stop the source of the virus then it will always find a way to mutate and over come what we previously stopped it with. I find that picture to be quite good estimation of the future, it could be a reasonable prediction of maybe 2010-2020, the advanced technological, and commercial industry, protection from the ever decaying atmosphere.

I think that the future will be bright. I hope I live to see these days cured, and that the pain and misery is put to an end, and Bob Geldoff stops wasting the worlds resources by hosting massive concerts.

I admire your view J-Hertz, although I frown upon the thought of Immortality, Possibly the ability to extend life, or slow down the ageing process would be a suitable thing to do, if it were possible. But I hope that the corruption ends, this may sound wrong but we should aim for the greater good of the world, whatever the cost.




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#6 12 years ago

The future?

A cross between Bladerunner, Total Recall, and 2001-2010 with minority report thrown in with the automated cars.

Manned exploration is not going to get any cheaper so we will send out lots of robotic probes. I expect a large automated "settlement" ship to land on Mars and then humans to come and inhabit it.

Oil will run out and people will be forced to use mass transportation more since they wont be able to afford the high tech cars that run on alternate fuels like hydrogen fuel cells.




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#7 12 years ago

Well for one, the northern seas will melt, opening up the Northwest Passage, along with a much shorter sea route from Europe to West Coast North America and Asia. Considering the potential oil and natural gas resources up there, the countries that currently have access to the Arctic Ocean (Russia, US, Canada, Denmark, Norway, etc) may last a little longer with our fossil fuels, or exporting it at high prices, a good thing for Canada in my mind. Resource-parched nations, will be increasingly hostile or belligerent towards one-another in securing the few remaining fossil fuels (I don't see renewable energy coming over night, nor spreading around the world any quicker). Wars will become more and more expensive, perhaps leaving conflicts to be fought by PMC's and other private armies (à la MGS4 and Richard Morgan's Broken Angels). Economies of non-resource rich nations will tumble. Desertification will continue to slowly, but surely enlarge the Sahara to greater extents.




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#8 12 years ago

What I think is that the future will change very little from what it is now. Wars will still happen. People will still die off as fast as they do now, perhaps faster. The only hope I see is maybe an alternative energy source, but as Octavon said, it would not come anytime soon. There's definitely not going to be any lasting peace or unity between nations.




Benzin

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#9 12 years ago

Why is every one so damned pesimistic, just because things look bad doesn't mean it's gonna get worse, If we survived for 1,000,000 years I don't a bit of global warming is gonna stop us.




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#10 12 years ago

Two things. 1. I don't believe in Evolution. I actually read the facts that have been proven. Darwin lacked mathematical skill, and thus could not calculate to see if his theory was correct. That's off topic, though. 2. I don't believe in Global Warming in the way they make it out. If there is any "warming", we definately can't stop one bit of it. And most knowledgable scientists reject it. Sure, most will say they "agree", but that's only because if they deny it, they will be shunned by their colleagues and rejected by many as a true scientist.