Where would you like humanity to be in the far future? 38 replies

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crisissuit3

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#1 6 years ago

I'm just kind of wondering. where would you want humanity to be in the far future. Maybe 1000 years from now. To boil it down I guess, would you like humanity to still exist or would you rather prefer that humanity end. Nobody here will be alive in 1000 years (and if you are, find a way to bring me back to life).

In 1000 years I would like humanity to still be around and I would really like it if all the countries were at least getting somewhere with peace.

I choose this because despite a lot of things people mess up on (war and all that) we are making great social advancements. I mean in history we had slavery, racism, barbaric events (gladiators), etc. We've done a lot to rid the world of these things and with the internet, its bringing in a lot of knowledge and understanding.

I think that brings a lot of hope for humanity.

So where would you like your species to be in the future?




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#2 6 years ago

Flying cars, no sickness, war or disease, space/warp speed travel and transporters.

Yep, that's about it.




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#3 6 years ago

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The 31st millenium. The Emperor of Mankind starts his great Crusade to reunite mankind after The Age of Strife. The Primarchs are whisked away by Chaos then reunited with the Emperor. Great advancements in Technology. We live longer. We have Adeptus Astartes and The imperial guard to protect us from the Xeno scum.

That where I'd like to be as Space Marine mind you

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#4 6 years ago
crisissuit3;5585552To boil it down I guess, would you like humanity to still exist or would you rather prefer that humanity end.

That's a rather strange question. As a member of humanity, I kind-of have a vested, in-built, instinctive desire for them to not be rendered extinct. I presume most members of our species share a similar level of 'support' for our continued existence. Aside from the suicidals, I suppose, they are probably apathetic to the whole situation.

I expect humanity to largely be in the same place that they are now, only with more advanced (and not-yet-invented, therefore unpredictable) technology. Generally speaking, nothing has really changed in the hundreds of thousands of years we've already been here, so I don't see an extra thousand making things much different.




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#5 6 years ago
Mr. Matt;5585589That's a rather strange question. As a member of humanity, I kind-of have a vested, in-built, instinctive desire for them to not be rendered extinct. I presume most members of our species share a similar level of 'support' for our continued existence. Aside from the suicidals, I suppose, they are probably apathetic to the whole situation.

I know some people who think that the world/universe would be better off without us

I expect humanity to largely be in the same place that they are now, only with more advanced (and not-yet-invented, therefore unpredictable) technology. Generally speaking, nothing has really changed in the hundreds of thousands of years we've already been here, so I don't see an extra thousand making things much different.

you can shoot for a million if you want. :)




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#6 6 years ago

crisissuit3;5585598I know some people who think that the world/universe would be better off without us[/QUOTE]

That's a pretty daft outlook. The universe is inanimate, it doesn't care one way or the other. And wishing your entire species dead is not only nihilism of the highest order, and pretty selfish, but also hypocritical if you care about your family and friends. Assuming they are human, anyway.

[QUOTE=crisissuit3;5585598]you can shoot for a million if you want. :)

I doubt the human race would be around in a million years, at least not in a form that we would recognise as human. Evolution would take its toll. At such an extreme length of time I have to bow to the predictions made by H. G. Wells. Morloks FTW!




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#7 6 years ago

There's some quote about how humankind's production of technology has outpaced its capacity to use that technology responsibly. I'd like for that to be different.




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#8 6 years ago

Assuming we don't start WWIII in the next 25 years things will look very good. By then all of the world's economies will be dependent on each other. War will simply be too costly to a nation's economy at that point. A good examples of this is China and the US. The US needs cheap imports from china. China needs the exports to keep it economy going and minimize social unrest.

Computers will get faster, medicine will improve, 'green' technology will become affordable and knock fossil fuels from their 200+ year reign. More of the stuff in Sci-fi will become real.

The 2 biggest problems we will have to face is the increasing automation of our workforce/economy and the effect of climate change on low lying coastal regions.

We are seeing the first problem starting to pop up in the US. Companies are able to more with fewer people which is leading to chronic unemployment. 20 more years of automation and many low level positions will be going away. At that point you will have a sizeable portion of the population that can't work or re-trained to fill positions that require a college degree.

We won't be able to do much about the second problem short of a massive engineering project to cool the earth or remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The most we can do the mean time is try to mitigate the effects. Build sea walls around major cities, and move everyone else back from the coast line.

We have not killed ourselves off yet. I think we will make it through the next 1000 years if we don't get curb-stomped by aliens before then




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#9 6 years ago

To answer the question. Looking at humanity today, I often wonder whether this planet would be better off without us. We're evil. We kill other creatures for both food and sport, few of us seem to care about extinction or environmental issues. We're quite happy to eradicate rainforests and to dump oil and other waste into our oceans. If we're not careful, we'll end up making the planet an uninhabitable one, and we'll do that before we develop space flight, thus we'll only end up dooming ourselves.

Ever since the dawn of man, we've waged war. Be it for religious purposes, resources, food, shelter, territory, whatever. It doesn't matter whether it's 1000 years in the future, or 10,000 years in the future. We're still going to be at each others throats. It's in our genetic make-up. Many other animals on this planet are the same; they have territory, breeding grounds and the like. In retrospect, we're not all that different, we just have sentience along with technology to help us defend what we deem as our borders, and we also utilize that technology to make ourselves feel happier, and do further humanities goal.

crisissuit3;5585552Nobody here will be alive in 1000 years (and if you are, find a way to bring me back to life).[/quote]Cryogenics may have a bypass for this. Drop dead now, get frozen, be brought back to life in 3011.

Mr. Matt;5585589Generally speaking, nothing has really changed in the hundreds of thousands of years we've already been here, so I don't see an extra thousand making things much different.

My above comment aside, this is the likely alternative. We'll be exactly the same; greedy, selfish, arrogant... just more technological.

[QUOTE=Mr. Matt;5585599]At such an extreme length of time I have to bow to the predictions made by H. G. Wells. Morloks FTW!

Care to enlighten the rest of us?




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#10 6 years ago

Anyone seen Idiocracy, I'd like us to NOT be that. Honestly the world becoming like that is by far one of the most terrifying thoughts in my head. The sad thing is I see more and more evidence every day that we very well might be heading there despite our advances in technology.


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