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  • Geopolitically speaking, how do you envision the world 100 years from now?

    Personally I see the world as a massively overcrowded place with at least 10 billion individuals competing for ever more scant resources at hand.  Weather patterns worldwide will undoubtedly become even more extreme placing even more pressure upon humans.

     

    The USA will be known as a former superpower, much as France and Britain are today. 

     

    Religious theocracies such as those currently in the Middle East will not be able to maintain traction under religious authoritarian rule and will likely become former relics of themselves.

     

    How do you see us a species 100 years from now?

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    NY Jets go one hundred years without a Superbowl win. 

    And there will be other serious problems, as well.

    Democratically-oriented societies crumble from within, due to unsustainable imbalance between productivity  and entitlement.  World populaton less than 2 billion due to man made or natural calamity.  Dramatic separation of societies:   Those that cling to modern/technological lifestyles, and those that eschew those lifestyles as a threat to human existence, with wars inspired by those opposing views.


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    • Just Me
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      exactly like today, but more of everything that is already happening.


    • yanktar
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      rbstern wrote:

      NY Jets go one hundred years without a Superbowl win. 

       


      And the Cubs will STILL be looking for a World Series ring!

      I suspect the Detroit Lions will still be in the same boat as the Jets.

      But North Carolina will have pulled ahead of Kentucky in NCAA Men's Basketball championships! (Go Tarheels!)


    • rushtallica
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      rbstern wrote:

      NY Jets go one hundred years without a Superbowl win. 

      And there will be other serious problems, as well.

      Democratically-oriented societies crumble from within, due to unsustainable imbalance between productivity  and entitlement.  World populaton less than 2 billion due to man made or natural calamity.  Dramatic separation of societies:   Those that cling to modern/technological lifestyles, and those that eschew those lifestyles as a threat to human existence, with wars inspired by those opposing views.


      lol, Jerry Jones will still be alive via bionic/cybernetic technological advances and will still be the GM of Dallas, and only ex-quarterbacks and tight ends will agree to coach.


  • #3

    Men will roam the highways in makeshift hot rods in search of the last remaining resources, fighting gangs of weirdos, and even if they were to make it to a town they would likely meet their end in the Thunderdome.


     

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    • Snaporaz
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      I will still eat Fondue on the mountain top, then around 150 hours look at my golden Rolex and ski down to the village with the mandatory rifle around my shoulder, then count my money in the cellar until 180, then watch Austrian Heidi porn until 220, when not managing American tax-evasion clientele.


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    Unless there is a major change of direction throughout the world, which I consider unlikely due to human nature, there will be massive environmental destruction from war and/or overpopulation/pollution.  Humans are pretty hardy, so I suspect some will survive and we will return to a dark ages type situation.  I don't think it is too unlikely that we can get back to a more sophisticated civilization in a few hundred years if the environmental damage is not too extensive or permanent.

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    • ckt
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      Fossil fuels may still be used in limited quantities, at least in the lesser-developed countries


  • #5

    100 years from now? All new people. - Anne Lamott

    "Thank You, NASA!"

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    • #6

      Prime8 wrote:

      Personally I see the world as a massively overcrowded place with at least 10 billion individuals competing for ever more scant resources at hand.  Weather patterns worldwide will undoubtedly become even more extreme placing even more pressure upon humans.

       

      The USA will be known as a former superpower, much as France and Britain are today. 

       

      Religious theocracies such as those currently in the Middle East will not be able to maintain traction under religious authoritarian rule and will likely become former relics of themselves.

       

      How do you see us a species 100 years from now?


      I think you've pretty much said it all there, except that maybe the overcrowding will lead to someoutbreak of disease that may wipe out a significant proportion of the human race.

      Question: Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?


      Answer: because it was dead.

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      • #7

        I think that movie 'A boy and his dog' is not too far fetched. Except for the telepathic dog.

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        • #8
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          • #9

            To me, personal observation views the current world, overall, as a state of unpredictable confusion, that even the best imagination & fantasy can't produce anything less that an infinite list of projections.

            100 years? The question requires an extreme exercise in imagination & fantasy. Upon that basis, it really isn't worth getting into a continued point/counterpoint discussion that is sure to follow.....on the other hand, you could get into the same point/counterpoint of imagination & fantasy, by using the more realistic time table of how do you envision the world in 10 years?...or even 5 years.

             

            ''All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"--Edmund Burke
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            • Prime8
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              stratosaurus wrote:

              To me, personal observation views the current world, overall, as a state of unpredictable confusion, that even the best imagination & fantasy can't produce anything less that an infinite list of projections.

              100 years? The question requires an extreme exercise in imagination & fantasy. Upon that basis, it really isn't worth getting into a continued point/counterpoint discussion that is sure to follow.....on the other hand, you could get into the same point/counterpoint of imagination & fantasy, by using the more realistic time table of how do you envision the world in 10 years?...or even 5 years.

               


              Good points, to be sure.


              I lay no claim to being a seer or a prophet by any stretch of the imagination although I do enjoy speculating on things such as this.

              Not that it really matters in the end to me at least as I definitely won't be around to envision just how accurate (or not) I may have been.

              I would like to hope though that somehow my grandkid's kids (or perhaps their kids) will have a fighting chance at leading productive and happy lives 100 years from now.



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