The future of humanity

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AustinB, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. AustinB

    AustinB Active Member

    How do you see the future of humanity? Do you think we'll be traveling in outer space on spaceships with super advanced technology? Or do you think we'll go extinct before the century ends? Do you think we'll be the same? Where do you see humanity in the future? You can get philosophical if you want. I'm just curious as to where you guys think we'll be in the future. I'm hoping we'll be some kind of super advanced civilization where everyone is accepted and violence is a rarity. That might not happen any time soon, but hopefully we look past our destructive/violent ways and learn to accept each other. That probably won't happen though. I'm not really sure, but hopefully that's what happens.
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    If we don't somehow manage to wipe ourselves out first, there's a good chance some of that may happen. Personally, I'd like to see humanity go the way of Star Trek, that's an endeavour I can get behind.
     
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  3. AustinB

    AustinB Active Member

    Yessss Star Trek irl. That'd be really cool.
     
  4. Jarren

    Jarren You can't just quote yourself! -Me

    Our only hope to save ourselves FROM ourselves is to get extra planetary or extra solar colonies established before we end up sending ourselves back to the dark ages. It's just a matter of what happens first. Which is more likely? I'm not willing to speculate that wildly, but I'd like to think we'll escape Earth before we make a tremendous bungle. We're a bunch of stone age critters with tribal instincts living in a globalized society with godlike weaponry. Something's gonna go wrong eventually.
     
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  5. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    Dunno.

    I like to think that problems such as poverty, disease and finite resources will be solved in the future. Humans are pretty adaptable, so there's reason to think that it's not impossible.

    I've got to admit that I'm kind of scared of things like antibiotic resistant bacteria and the limited amount of fresh water, which may both be massive problems in the future.
     
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  6. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Logically chaotic and twice as charming

    Our species is fucking hopeless. Our species is worse than trash, as some people clearly show.

    That being said; Our species have infinite potential, and is something I firmly believe in. We have the potential to be something far greater than what we currently are.
     
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  7. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted Arwing pilot

    How far into the future are we talking here? 200 years? 1,000 years? It'll be a miracle if we last that long. Also, I think you're overestimating the abilities of our species. We'd have to evolve so that the average human IQ becomes much higher than it is currently, so that we'd have the mental ability to devise such things and make them workable. That wouldn't happen overnight. Our species is smart enough to get itself into serious trouble, but not smart enough to get out of it.

    That's not going to happen. It lies at the very core of our nature to be violent and to fight each other, for one reason or another. It's been hard wired into us over hundreds of thousands of years of biological and social evolution.

    And in our lifetime, the future will likely look more like this, and probably sooner rather than later:

     
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  8. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Yup. I totally agree. At least where I live, in the States..... I'm terrified, to be honest. :(
     
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  10. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    Wait, did that guy in the video just say that 9/11 was an inside job done for the sake of justifying wars? o.o
     
  11. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    I've heard that one when I was back in middle school, almost 10 years ago....
     
  12. Multoran

    Multoran Active Member

    I harbor very few hopes for our species.
     
  13. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    This just in: It looks like the U.S. is heading to war with Syria. Just another reason to feel totally screwed.... :(
     
  14. Jarren

    Jarren You can't just quote yourself! -Me

    To be fair, we've been conducting thousands of strikes in that country already. The main difference here is the scale and the target. Plus, we've had boots on the ground there for over a year as well. Could this escalate things? Yes. Will it mean war? Hopefully not.
     
  15. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    It's the fact that the current president of the U.S. has zero impulse is what has me terrified. He makes decisions without thinking about the consequences, and when someone hold a position of power that high, that could spell out some grave consequences.
     
  16. Protoshy

    Protoshy Self-proclaimed Gamer

    *Spoilers* wink ;)
     
  17. Jarren

    Jarren You can't just quote yourself! -Me

    I'd hardly say without thinking. Considering the amount of intel needed before an operation like this and the fact that several days have passed since the incident with the chemical attack, I'd say he's given it consideration (or at least his advisors have). Plus, he did say that the red line would not be crossed again without repercussions. I'm not trying to defend the decision (I think this is a massive can of worms) but he (and Obama) did warn President Asshat... I mean Assad, that this would happen. What really matters now is where Russia stands on the action. That should tell us all we need to know about where this is headed...
     
  18. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    In any case... I'd really hate to see my country get into yet another unwinnable war.
     
  19. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Jeez! I never, ever thought that I'd be talking politics as my 'sona. This... feels.... wrong.
     
  20. Jarren

    Jarren You can't just quote yourself! -Me

    My country too, and I agree that Syria is unwinnable at this point. For anyone. I'd be willing to bet good money that their present borders will NOT exist by the end of the decade and there may very well be another country or two in it's place. Either that, or we get a Mediterranean version of Somalia. But something does need to be done in the region to at least contain the violence before it spills outward again. What exactly that is or who should do it is up for debate.
     
  21. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Whatever the options are, I can practically guarantee that the worst one will be picked. Or at least the one that's not the "best". Logic is something that has seemingly vanished these days. (Am I complaining too much?)
     
  22. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted Arwing pilot

    We've already been at war with Syria for, what, six years now? When you start dropping bombs on another country, wouldn't that normally constitute a declaration of war? Syria is, and has been a huge quagmire for a long time, and the government and media have done nothing but lie through their teeth to all of us about what's really been happening there over these past few years.
     
  23. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted Arwing pilot

    Syria was never "winnable". Syria was a giant clusterfuck right from the get go. Nobody knows who's who over there. I've heard all this talk for years about the so-called "Syrian Opposition" that's fighting Assad, and that we were arming them. Well what the fuck is the "Syrian Opposition"? Sounds an awful lot like the media and the US regime were trying to baffle us with bullshit and make us think that we weren't, in fact, actually arming ISIS. In fact, Senator Rand Paul has even made the same accusation: www.ibtimes.co.uk: Republican Senator Rand Paul Accuses US of Arming Isis Terrorists

    The US government has deliberately been trying to destabilize Syria, so that Assad's government will ultimately be toppled. If ISIS was really the boogey man that they've been made out to be, and we actually wanted to do something about them, then we would have already done it! And if that was the case, then logically, we should be supporting Assad since he's against ISIS. But we won't do that, and we won't do anything about ISIS because the US regime wants Assad gone, so that the globalists can seize control of Syria like they did with Iraq. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." And we've likely just destroyed what was left of Assad's air force, and given ISIS that much more of an advantage.

    And what about this alleged gas attack and our response to it? First of all, this strikes me as pure hypocrisy. Did we "retaliate" against Saddam Hussein when he dropped sarin gas bombs on the Kurds? No. Because he was our "ally" at the time. It was 1988, he was at war with Iran, and we were backing him against the Iranians. If you have the support of the US government, then you can do no wrong. But oh, look how quickly we reversed our position when Iraqi tanks started rolling into Kuwait three years later! Then all of a sudden, Saddam was the "bad guy". We did the same thing with Manuel Noriega too, when he decided that he wasn't going to play ball with the Bush 41 regime.

    However, this time, I think that this is just the US regime trying to frame Assad for something he didn't do, just like the last time they accused him of using chemical weapons, all to make it appear as though we have some kind of moral justification for trying to oust him. And, as usual, the American people are being played for the suckers that most of us are. Sounds to me like another contrived escalation of another bullshit war with another country that we have no business pissing around with, just like Vietnam, just like Iraq. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
     
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  24. ChapterAquila92

    ChapterAquila92 Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin

    Should we ever get that far into our technological development, I doubt that any of our descendants, should they even identify as 'human', will even resemble us Sapiens (remember that 'human' defines the genus Homo, to which us Sapiens belong). For that matter, I wouldn't expect them to have the same beliefs and morals that we do.

    Of course, not very many people today are enthusiastic about potential Ubermensche.
     
  25. PoptartPresident

    PoptartPresident A teen chatter box

    Eh.
    We'll be fine.
     

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