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    Quote Originally Posted by austin View Post
    Pipelines? Hope you are joking. You must be. People in Michigan must be smarter than Texans, must be...
    Don't bet on it,

    As for your thesis on the future I'd have to disagree in part. For starters I don't see a great "Star Trek" style space exploration in the future. I think we'll make some great advances but the general problems in the world will eventually curtail any thoughts of space colonization, etc.

    Already we've seen a lot of this in our current space exploits. The space program can't move ahead without money and resources. And I see a great shortage of both in our future. Actually this takes in the entire world, not just America.

    How far will serious space exploration go without oil? Our entire world depends on oil. I say we'll run out of funds and resources long before we advance beyond our fossil fuel dependency.

    While I'm optimist about the far future, the immediate future doesn't look good. I see coming climate changes and famines. I'm hoping America will be spared stravation due to reopening long forgotten farm lands and employing modern agricultural (smaller space) methods.

    Do you do much flying? In business trips all over this country the giant amount of vacant land becomes apparent. Almost everyone is crammed into certain areas. There is plenty of private or state owned lands sitting idle.

    When Cuba realized they could starve to death they began producing crops on roof tops, tiny backyards, and any place where something could grow. Cuba has experienced the future of the world in general.

    I could write a lot more but occasionally I have to earn a living (I'm only semi-retired).

    Best to you and good conversation.
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    Ya want Reality ?

    in 100 years I see us still wasting money on space exploration, but it will really be
    a cover for putting weapons & spy equipment up there to track everyone.

    People will still be crying that we are going to run out of oil soon, & a tank of gas will cost $200.00
    of course if you own a new $1,000,000.00 car that runs on air or sun power,
    there will be a $200.00 By-weekly Surcharge (hidden Tax) because the end of the world nuts will
    be claiming it's using up the suns rays, and causing the winds to disappear.

    Food will be as plentiful as it is now but expect a large can of generic coffee to run you $50.00
    and a Cup of coffee at the local restaurant $5.00
    Meat will be illegal, and sold in the underground, the world will be over run by free roaming cows, pigs,
    chickens etc and a T-Bone stake purchased in the underground will cost about $100.00 raw.
    you'll also need to go into the woods or a cellar hole to cook it up, & Be careful not to get caught,
    since open flames will be outlawed.
    and killing or eating animals will get you a life sentence. & at least one large state
    in each timezone will be a prison state.
    Prisoners will have to farm the land. & 50% of what they grow will be supplied Domestically to the population, the rest shipped to 3rd world countries free of charge

    there will be no trash, you will go outside twice a day stand in line for corn, carrots, & Lettuce
    & on sunday's they will add a Potato to your meal. any waste will be eaten by the free roaming animals.

    there will be allot of diseases, some new ones, and depending on what you get, you will be shipped to
    either Recouping stations, Or you will just disappear. but there will be no charge.

    Not much will change for the wealthy, but to be considered wealthy,
    you will need to prove a Billion dollar self worth to become Tax Exempt,
    and live in selected zones.

    & yes there will be a draft & we will be at war with Canada, & Mexico
    because we will need new people to control since allot of U.s. citizens will be escaping to these countries,
    for better & free Lives
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Ya want Reality ?

    in 100 years I see us still wasting money on space exploration, but it will really be
    a cover for putting weapons & spy equipment up there to track everyone.

    People will still be crying that we are going to run out of oil soon, & a tank of gas will cost $200.00
    of course if you own a new $1,000,000.00 car that runs on air or sun power,
    there will be a $200.00 By-weekly Surcharge (hidden Tax) because the end of the world nuts will
    be claiming it's using up the suns rays, and causing the winds to disappear.

    Food will be as plentiful as it is now but expect a large can of generic coffee to run you $50.00
    and a Cup of coffee at the local restaurant $5.00
    Meat will be illegal, and sold in the underground, the world will be over run by free roaming cows, pigs,
    chickens etc and a T-Bone stake purchased in the underground will cost about $100.00 raw.
    you'll also need to go into the woods or a cellar hole to cook it up, & Be careful not to get caught,
    since open flames will be outlawed.
    and killing or eating animals will get you a life sentence. & at least one large state
    in each timezone will be a prison state.
    Prisoners will have to farm the land. & 50% of what they grow will be supplied Domestically to the population, the rest shipped to 3rd world countries free of charge

    there will be no trash, you will go outside twice a day stand in line for corn, carrots, & Lettuce
    & on sunday's they will add a Potato to your meal. any waste will be eaten by the free roaming animals.

    there will be allot of diseases, some new ones, and depending on what you get, you will be shipped to
    either Recouping stations, Or you will just disappear. but there will be no charge.

    Not much will change for the wealthy, but to be considered wealthy,
    you will need to prove a Billion dollar self worth to become Tax Exempt,
    and live in selected zones.

    & yes there will be a draft & we will be at war with Canada, & Mexico
    because we will need new people to control since allot of U.s. citizens will be escaping to these countries,
    for better & free Lives


    I love this. You ought to write a screenplay. This is brilliant. But seriously, the future will be as all futures have been, different and scary for the older folks who remember the good old days when gas was $25 a gallon and food was sometimes available. And truthfully, since I almost accidently killed myself twice this year, I don't think it really matters to most of us what America will be like in 100 years . I'm more worried about tomorrow. AND I want to tell you a secret. You are right. While in college, I was on a team of "science people" who were doing research to perfect nuclear fusion. In reality we were working on the fabrication of a particle beam weapon for the military fired and sustained by nuclear fusion. I was a very minor part of this, there were Physics PhD's in charge, but the money was great. We were looking at the development of a large weapon, a rifle and a small hand weapon( eventually,if the power source could be minaturized). OMG, a star wars phaser. What was that star wars comment someone made? This is the sort of research that goes on every single day in think tanks, universities and private labs. These folks live by funding and I assure you they are not concerned with the distant future, only their results. It is a bit scary...

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    We don't need petroleum in order to survive. People did alright long before they first drilled one of those god forsaken wells.

    Oil will probably never completely run out but the cost of getting the more difficult crude will cause it to carry a big price tag. Yes, we'll be using petroleum for centuries but we'll be far more frugal with it.

    New and vastly advanced methods will be employed that will greatly reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and water resources will also be sparing used. These new techniques are being testing now and used in limited settings. These methods used on a large scale would tremendously increase our food producing capabilities.

    I still hold to my original view. The future will be a repeat of history. We've reached our peak in wastefulness and crazy living. In a century or two the world will be a far more sensible place with laziness and obesity nearly unheard of and illnesses will be almost unknown.

    As mentioned above, between now and then a lot will happen. I believe there will be catastrophic events that will greatly reduce the population of the world. I see a future America with fewer than one million people (pretty much the same percentage of decrease around the world). The world in the distant future will be as one nation with one sovereign. In fact, this is almost the exact scenario prophesied in the Bible.

    When Bush senior spoke of a "New World Order," I don't think he knew how new and big that "Order" will be.

    But for our lifetimes, it will mostly continue to be this same old slippery slide down we're seeing now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigan Badger View Post
    The world in the distant future will be as one nation with one sovereign. In fact, this is almost the exact scenario prophesied in the Bible.
    Interesting take. Agree with both quoted sentences, but don't think it is that far off. Probably will come in our lifetimes . . . depending on how long you and I live.

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    One world leader! That would never work. There are to many different life styles in the world. The leader would have to favor one and the other would revolt. Look at the mess in the UN. They are shifting the cost of all the corruption in the smaller countries on to the larger countries. The larger countries have noticed this and are lowering contributions. The UN is trying to impress the desires of some countries on others. Look at there latest gun ban they are trying to pass over the US constitution. NO we do not all think alike or live alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhound View Post
    My last post seemed to be pessimistic, but in fact, I am an optimist. It is just that we will have to go through some hard times before we see the light at the end of the tunnel. It may take 100 years to come to that point. After that, it could be like paradise, if we can set out differences aside, and do everything toward the betterment of mankind instead of for ourselves pesonally. Good Luck. rockhound
    That's a nice thought but human nature tells us there will be no peace until there is a drastic and permanent change to the entire world.

    Such a drastic change could only be possible by some sort of supernatural intervention. Man will never accomplish this change. As long as there are two people on earth who are somewhat free from external authoritative restraint there will be no real lasting peace. Ever notice that we don't have to teach children how to be bad? Being bad comes quite natural. Learning how to be good is the challenge. This by itself disproves the notion some have that man is basically good. Being good (selfless, benevolent, peaceful, etc.,) comes as one learns to retrain oneself and submit to rules that make life better for everyone. All of us from birth are natural rebels. If left to ourselves we grow worse by the day.

    How we got on planet earth is highly debated today with the most common consensuses now being the accidental process of evolution. A much smaller element believe in a Creator God and an even smaller group go with the UFO theory. Personally I think evolution is so much monkey business. I believe we were put here and this all didn't happen by a series of happy happenstances. The very idea that man is the master of a universe that has been around forever is totally wacko.

    My point is, the intelligence that put us here will one day return when the plan has been completed. And that's what I think planet earth is primarily about, a plan. Once the purpose has been fulfilled the end will come.

    Mankind will never manage the universe (we can't manage earth) nor will we ever be able to solve our own problems. We are rapidly ruining this planet and wasting precious resources. Like I stated earlier, we'll never make it into any serious space colonization. We'll do some more space experiments and get some pretty spectacular pictures (and info) but we're already on our way down for the most part. The world is in a terrible financial mess and space projects cost a lot of money that we don't have. The means simply isn't there for "beam me up Scotty."

    In the very near future the world will primarily be focused on food production and the clean water issue. Added to this will be research on all the diseases threatening to destroy us. The space program will gradually diminish to almost nothing of any great significance. Actually we're already seeing this.
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    First of all, we will NOT colonize Mars. There will be a environmental impact study done that will conclude that the introduction of humans will be bad for Mars. California will be the first to sell its state name to the highest bidder for 3-year contracts. In 2105 this will be the State of Verizon, not California. Food will be served in large, community dining halls because the price of food will be so high that the average, individual household won't be able to afford it whereas the community hall can buy and prepare in bulk. There will be walk-in, free clinics for those wanting abortions. The sale and use of tobacco and alcohol will cease but smoking pot will be legal everywhere. The government will discover that heavy pot use induces pacifism and makes for an easily controlled population. There will be a pill that, when taken, will actually be better than sex which will begin to erode opposite sex atraction.(I think it's already available in some larger cities) Vacations will be limited in the amount of miles that can be travelled to reduce greenhouse gases. Longer trips can be purchased meaning the rich will be able to go wherever they want. The best doctors and medical equipment will only be available to the rich at private resort-type facilities. Everyone else will have to go to public clinics that will be at the same location as the community dining halls. That will eliminate having to route public transportation to more than one location. All citizens will be required to take public transportation except for those that can afford their own vehicles and fuel. When you die, nothing you owned will be able to go to your family; it will all go to the central government that will slowly disperse, what they don't want to keep, to the people that can't take care of themselves. (Much like California welfare) Other than those little changes, things shouldn't be much different than they are now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packerbacker View Post
    First of all, we will NOT colonize Mars. There will be a environmental impact study done that will conclude that the introduction of humans will be bad for Mars. California will be the first to sell its state name to the highest bidder for 3-year contracts. In 2105 this will be the State of Verizon, not California. Food will be served in large, community dining halls because the price of food will be so high that the average, individual household won't be able to afford it whereas the community hall can buy and prepare in bulk. There will be walk-in, free clinics for those wanting abortions. The sale and use of tobacco and alcohol will cease but smoking pot will be legal everywhere. The government will discover that heavy pot use induces pacifism and makes for an easily controlled population. There will be a pill that, when taken, will actually be better than sex which will begin to erode opposite sex atraction.(I think it's already available in some larger cities) Vacations will be limited in the amount of miles that can be travelled to reduce greenhouse gases. Longer trips can be purchased meaning the rich will be able to go wherever they want. The best doctors and medical equipment will only be available to the rich at private resort-type facilities. Everyone else will have to go to public clinics that will be at the same location as the community dining halls. That will eliminate having to route public transportation to more than one location. All citizens will be required to take public transportation except for those that can afford their own vehicles and fuel. When you die, nothing you owned will be able to go to your family; it will all go to the central government that will slowly disperse, what they don't want to keep, to the people that can't take care of themselves. (Much like California welfare) Other than those little changes, things shouldn't be much different than they are now.


    You may not be right. Your state is due to fall into the Pacific soon-ain't it?

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    Quote: "Your state is due to fall into the Pacific soon-ain't it?"
    No, our Seanators voted against it. We are going to just throw all of our guns into the Pacific instead. "the Pacific"?........pacify!,......pacifism!!......NOW it ALL makes sense!
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    The world will never make another 100 years,signs of the times my friends,signs of the times.And it is only going to get worse Hope for the BEST,PREPARE for the WORST. God Bless Chris
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    In another 100 years people will still be finding unique and creative ways to talk government politics on forums where it's not allowed. Most of these people will be the direct descendents of those who did the same thing 100 years before them. The world will keep turning, fast food will still be here, and by that time someone will have invented a type of tiny handheld metal detector that will locate gold rings a mile away and thirty-feet down.
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    I believe in a hundred years the skew cap and pull tab will be a treasured find.

 

 
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