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(BBC)   Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now - strange... no mention of anyone assuming control   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 152
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2012-01-16 09:26:03 AM  
Remember how the original predictions for life 100 years from now were made in 1900 by the greatest scientific minds of the time? Yeah, this time, the predictions are made by idiots submitting stuff over the internet.
 
2012-01-16 09:59:51 AM  
I see what you did their subby...
 
2012-01-16 10:19:17 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-01-16 10:33:01 AM  

RexTalionis: Remember how the original predictions for life 100 years from now were made in 1900 by the greatest scientific minds of the time? Yeah, this time, the predictions are made by idiots submitting stuff over the internet.


And nearly half of them came from three users.
 
2012-01-16 10:33:13 AM  

RexTalionis: Remember how the original predictions for life 100 years from now were made in 1900 by the greatest scientific minds of the time? Yeah, this time, the predictions are made by idiots submitting stuff over the internet.


Their predictions didn't take the republican party into account.
 
2012-01-16 10:34:32 AM  
I foresee great computers filling hallowed halls.
 
2012-01-16 10:34:57 AM  
There is no mention of domesticated wolverines in this article.
 
2012-01-16 10:36:22 AM  
Google isn't a person subby.

At least not yet...
 
2012-01-16 10:36:29 AM  
no mention of anyone assuming control

(A)NARCHY NOW, BIATCHES!!!1!!111

/all right, maybe not RIGHT now
 
2012-01-16 10:36:54 AM  
I will predict that there are some people too lazy to click on the link.

Number 12. Just do they mean break up or break off?

1. Oceans will be extensively farmed and not just for fish (Jim 300)
2. We will have the ability to communicate through thought transmission (Dev 2)
3. Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)
4. We will be able to control the weather (mariebee_)
5. Antarctica will be "open for business" (Dev 2)
6. One single worldwide currency (from Kennys_Heroes)
7. We will all be wired to computers to make our brains work faster (Dev 2)
Big Morongo Wildlife Preserve (2007) Will deserts become tropical forests?
8. Nanorobots will flow around our body fixing cells, and will be able to record our memories (Alister Brown)
9. We will have sussed nuclear fusion (Kennys_Heroes)
10. There will only be three languages in the world - English, Spanish and Mandarin (Bill Walker)
11. Eighty per cent of the world will have gay marriage (Paul)
12. California will lead the break-up of the US (Dev 2)
13. Space elevators will make space travel cheap and easy (Ahdok)
14. Women will be routinely impregnated by artificial insemination rather than by a man (krozier 93)
15. There will be museums for almost every aspect of nature, as so much of the world's natural habitat will have been destroyed (LowMaintenanceLifestyles)
16. Deserts will become tropical forests (jim300)
17. Marriage will be replaced by an annual contract (holierthanthou)
18. Sovereign nation states will cease to exist and there will be one world government (krozier93)
19. War by the West will be fought totally be remote control (LowMaintenanceLifestyles)
20. Britain will have had a revolution (holierthanthou)
 
2012-01-16 10:37:44 AM  
I predict one of the questions most frequently asked in 2112 will be "what was fark?"

And still no flying cars.
 
2012-01-16 10:38:58 AM  

RexTalionis: Remember how the original predictions for life 100 years from now were made in 1900 by the greatest scientific minds of the time? Yeah, this time, the predictions are made by idiots submitting stuff over the internet.


to be fair the "greatest scientific minds"(Popular science editorial board) were just as wrong as the author of this article is likely to be
 
2012-01-16 10:39:17 AM  

MAYORBOB: I predict one of the questions most frequently asked in 2112 will be "what was fark?"


No. It will be "what can this strange device be?"
 
2012-01-16 10:39:50 AM  
My brain hurts.
 
2012-01-16 10:40:11 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I will predict that there are some people too lazy to click on the link.

Number 12. Just do they mean break up or break off?

1. Oceans will be extensively farmed and not just for fish (Jim 300)
2. We will have the ability to communicate through thought transmission (Dev 2)
3. Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)
4. We will be able to control the weather (mariebee_)
5. Antarctica will be "open for business" (Dev 2)
6. One single worldwide currency (from Kennys_Heroes)
7. We will all be wired to computers to make our brains work faster (Dev 2)
Big Morongo Wildlife Preserve (2007) Will deserts become tropical forests?
8. Nanorobots will flow around our body fixing cells, and will be able to record our memories (Alister Brown)
9. We will have sussed nuclear fusion (Kennys_Heroes)
10. There will only be three languages in the world - English, Spanish and Mandarin (Bill Walker)
11. Eighty per cent of the world will have gay marriage (Paul)
12. California will lead the break-up of the US (Dev 2)
13. Space elevators will make space travel cheap and easy (Ahdok)
14. Women will be routinely impregnated by artificial insemination rather than by a man (krozier 93)
15. There will be museums for almost every aspect of nature, as so much of the world's natural habitat will have been destroyed (LowMaintenanceLifestyles)
16. Deserts will become tropical forests (jim300)
17. Marriage will be replaced by an annual contract (holierthanthou)
18. Sovereign nation states will cease to exist and there will be one world government (krozier93)
19. War by the West will be fought totally be remote control (LowMaintenanceLifestyles)
20. Britain will have had a revolution (holierthanthou)


There are other parts of this country with greater probability to secede than Cali.

Also, this article leads me to believe that General Motors has their fingers in a lot of pots.
 
2012-01-16 10:40:21 AM  
3. Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)

Those same robots better make us infertile or things are going to get crowded very quickly.
 
2012-01-16 10:41:16 AM  
12. California will lead the break-up of the US (Dev 2)

IP: Likelihood 8/10. There are some indications already that California wants to split off and such pressures tend to build over time. It is hard to see this waiting until the end of the century.


Umm, what?
 
2012-01-16 10:42:08 AM  
I pray to see #12 in my lifetime or perhaps my childrens' lifetime.

I've never really heard any desire on the part of California though, they're pretty dependent on federal funding at the moment, not to mention they lack the appropriate population mixture to maintain a suitable military.
 
2012-01-16 10:43:07 AM  
There was a series of books in the 1970's called "The People's Almanac". They had a bunch of predictions in it, it was so successful, they released a book just called the book of predictions. Most of it was way out there, but the funniest one

"With declining education and a poor economy, you'll see more and more people become landscapers"

I don't think I have to tell you how that turned out
 
2012-01-16 10:44:03 AM  

Voiceofreason01: RexTalionis: Remember how the original predictions for life 100 years from now were made in 1900 by the greatest scientific minds of the time? Yeah, this time, the predictions are made by idiots submitting stuff over the internet.

to be fair the "greatest scientific minds"(Popular science editorial board) were just as wrong as the author of this article is likely to be


Futurists are notoriously unreliable prophets. However, at the very least, they base their predictions on some germ of plausible science or research rather than wild speculation based on some cool idea somebody saw in a movie.
 
2012-01-16 10:45:06 AM  

miss diminutive: 3. Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)

Those same robots better make us infertile or things are going to get crowded very quickly.


I predict that the future super-intelligent and immortal humans will also be 1 centimeter tall and we will be ruled by the Queen of the Cockroach people.
 
2012-01-16 10:45:39 AM  
The Solar Federation gives subby the Red Star Seal of Approval.
 
2012-01-16 10:46:06 AM  
2112 THE BROADWAY MUSICAL!!!!!
 
2012-01-16 10:46:34 AM  
Last week we asked readers for their predictions of life in 100 years time.

That's all I needed to read.
 
2012-01-16 10:46:38 AM  
Legalized hooker on every corner and free beer - that would be a prediction I could get behind
 
2012-01-16 10:47:05 AM  
The one I'm calling bullshiat on is actually......the language one.

Yes, hundreds of tiny languages will disappear in favor of the more dominant ones in their area, but languages that as of right now have millions of speakers, like say, Dutch, or Arabic, or Gujarati, will still be around 100 years from now. Speaking a second or third language for business reasons will not cause people to drop their native language. Language simply doesn't work that way. Only being conquered by and/or heavily intermarrying with different a different language group causes a language to disappear.
 
2012-01-16 10:48:19 AM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-01-16 10:48:55 AM  
INGLIP SUMMONED
 
2012-01-16 10:49:33 AM  
Definitely some in the realm of possibility, but submitters for #4, 6, 7, 13, 17 and 18 may need to put the crack pipe down.
 
2012-01-16 10:54:53 AM  
My prediction is this:
Not one of you reading this will be around to see if they come true.
99.999 % certain of that.
 
2012-01-16 10:58:42 AM  

cig-mkr: My prediction is this:
Not one of you reading this will be around to see if they come true.
99.999 % certain of that.


3. Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)

Always that 0.001% chance of error.
 
2012-01-16 11:00:54 AM  
that's weird, that pic's not right,...

Electric_Banana: There is no mention of domesticated wolverines in this article.


i451.photobucket.com

\I previewed last time and everything.
 
2012-01-16 11:01:16 AM  
"Some random shiat that makes no sense and is completely unlikely to ever happen."



9/10
-crab66(internet asshole expert extraordinaire)
 
2012-01-16 11:01:45 AM  
If a mod's around, can you delete this post and my mis-posted comic post above?

\we <3> mods round these parts =D
 
2012-01-16 11:02:15 AM  
Hmm...did not mean to imply I'm an expert on assholes. Well. Could be worse.
 
2012-01-16 11:02:34 AM  
There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
 
2012-01-16 11:02:53 AM  

cgraves67: There are other parts of this country with greater probability to secede than Cali.


That doesn't keep us from being hopeful.
 
2012-01-16 11:04:01 AM  
This article is GAY. #14 makes it GAY. Therefore GAY.
 
2012-01-16 11:04:35 AM  
Article fails to mention the possibility
media.avclub.com
 
2012-01-16 11:05:25 AM  

miss diminutive: 3. Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)

Those same robots better make us infertile or things are going to get crowded very quickly.


They forgot to mention that such advancements will only be available to the wealthy. The plebeians still get to die.
 
2012-01-16 11:05:36 AM  
My prediction:

World population less than 1 billion. Nothing close to an operating government, society mostly resembles what we had in the dark ages (feudalism). Women are chattel again. Slavery exists as it did in Roman times. Average life expectancy in the 30s.

When it crashes, it will crash hard. Think Fallout, but without the radioactive wasteland. Millions of desparate people would lay waste to the infrastructure far more effectively than nuclear bombs....

Hell, we have an economic downturn and the looters of society immediately start stripping the copper out of expensive air conditioning units and the catalytic converters out of functioning cars. And since we don't MAKE ANYTHING here anymore, there will be no recovery.
 
2012-01-16 11:06:19 AM  
subby, maybe it just happens later than January, making it OVER 100 years..
 
2012-01-16 11:06:38 AM  
Who is this "IP" fella and how can he be so stupid?
 
2012-01-16 11:08:40 AM  
As long as everything is taken care of, the books I read, the songs I sing, the pictures that give pleasure my eyes.
I want it to me all for one and one for all, working together without need to wonder how or why

Oh, and some giant computers filling hallowed halls.

Maybe then the Meek shall inherit the earth.
 
2012-01-16 11:09:17 AM  

Generation_D: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]


There are a few dozen toddlers alive today who will still be around to celebrate 2112. Let's find out who they are and buy them beers.
 
2012-01-16 11:09:18 AM  

Tyrosine: They forgot to mention that such advancements will only be available to the wealthy.


www.bobcesca.com
 
2012-01-16 11:10:47 AM  

Tyrosine: miss diminutive: 3. Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)

Those same robots better make us infertile or things are going to get crowded very quickly.

They forgot to mention that such advancements will only be available to the wealthy. The plebeians still get to die.


Well crap. Since we're both on Fark I guess that means we'll both be fertilizing the soil together at some point in the future.

To mortality! *clink*
 
2012-01-16 11:13:52 AM  
Didn't see this one coming did you?
#21 Marijuana is still illegal
 
2012-01-16 11:14:36 AM  

madgonad: And since we don't MAKE ANYTHING here anymore, there will be no recovery.


clipartist.net
 
2012-01-16 11:14:49 AM  

cig-mkr: My prediction is this:
Not one of you reading this will be around to see if they come true.
99.999 % certain of that.


I'm not so sure.
Currently the upper end of a human lifespan is somewhere around 120.
Living to 150 or more could well be possible by then, and if so then those people who do it must be alive today.

The only parts I call absolute bullshiat on is the idea that we'll all hold hands and start to agree on things like government, money, sexuality and science.
So long as the concept of sovereignty still exists, there will be multiple powers trying to fight so that each has their own way.
With everyone trying to be the law and everyone else trying to skirt it, I see more nations being made rathe than less.
 
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