12349876: namatad: If only there were a number of trivial ways to turn saline water into drinking water.dumbass "problem" created by the people who brought you global warming.I'm not agreeing with the author that things with water will get that bad, but right now desal is very expensive and uses a lot of energy. Fine for desert islands like Aruba, but not a solution for growing corn in Nebraska. Maybe the tech gets better.
swingerofbirches: I think Idiocracy is a bit more realistic than what's in that article, partially because so much of it already rings true.
Oznog: In the year 2525If man is still aliveIf woman can surviveThey may findIn the year 3535Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no liesEverything you think, do, or sayIs in the pill you took todayIn the year 4545Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyesYou won't find a thing to doNobody's gonna look at youIn the year 5555Your arms are hanging limp at your sidesYour legs not nothing to doSome machine is doing that for youIn the year 6565Ain't gonna need no husband, won't need no wifeYou'll pick your son, pick your daughter tooFrom the bottom of a long black tubeIn the year 7510If God's a-comin' he ought to make it by thenMaybe he'll look around himself and sayGuess it's time for the Judgement dayIn the year 8510God's gonna shake his mighty headHe'll either say I'm pleased where man has beenOr tear it down and start againIn the year 9595I'm kinda wondering if man's gonna be aliveHe's taken everything this old earth can giveAnd he ain't put back nothingNow it's been 10,000 yearsMan has cried a billion tearsFor what he never knewNow man's reign is throughBut through the eternal nightThe twinkling of starlightSo very far awayMaybe it's only yesterdayIn the year 2525If man is still aliveIf woman can surviveThey may findIn the year 3535Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no liesEverything you think, do or sayIs in the pill you took today .../also, mankind is enslaved by giraffes
Dustin_00: Why is this scary?If you're afraid of other people changing their sex, your problem is you.
swingerofbirches: Found a quote from Idiocracy, not the funniest one, but a good overview quote:"The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections."
Rakishi: 12349876: I'm not agreeing with the author that things with water will get that bad, but right now desal is very expensive and uses a lot of energy. Fine for desert islands like Aruba, but not a solution for growing corn in Nebraska. Maybe the tech gets betterThen stop growing so much corn.And frankly, the bigger issue for corn will be the lack of cheap fertilizers which modern corn guzzles faster than an alcoholic does 3 for 1 beer specials.Between genetic engineering, algae and who knows what else it's not really an insurmountable problem. Although I give 50/50 odds that the US will starve to death due to corn lobbying keeping them from shifting till it's too late.
ExperianScaresCthulhu: If people can legally change their gender and get away with it
JasonOfOrillia: Haven't you ever had the desire to experience sex as a member of the opposite sex? I wouldn't because that is too ghey but if you went "woman" I would totally do you.
way south: The problem isn't just water, its getting cheap water.Making ocean water drinkable requires lots of power. Which means you'll have a hard time using that to maintain crops or clean city streets in the current energy crisis.More expensive food, less sanatary conditions, becomes the primer for spreading diseases and civil unrest.That could be a problem in many nations.
profplump: ExperianScaresCthulhu: If people can legally change their gender and get away with itExactly what does "get away with it" mean in this context? Is there some sort of fraud related to changing genders?
maxheck: ZAZ:"In five years the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman.Came for the Varley reference, leaving satisfied.
namatad: FFS, people currently buy bottled farking water to drink.Water would have to become scarce for there to be a meaningful impact on pricing.Long before that we would have massive desalination plant construction.
dawnofdaycare: I kid you not...while in the park with my kids the other day two moms were talking about their transgender toddlers and which child showed the most signs of being transgender. It's going to be the new trend. Get ready to laugh cry and be horrified at the insanity.
ExperianScaresCthulhu: profplump: ExperianScaresCthulhu: If people can legally change their gender and get away with itExactly what does "get away with it" mean in this context? Is there some sort of fraud related to changing genders?It means a little more than 'if people can legally change their race and get away with it'.Race is a social construct and is not real. The consequences of changing one's socially accepted race are very real, but race itself is not real. Gender is different. It's biology and is real. That's currently. What happens in the future, when gender is no longer biology, but social construct? How should it be officially accounted for, or should it be ignored like orientation?
Ace25: We already have cheap ways to turn saltwater in freshwater. We have solved our immediate energy problems as well with all the various options available today. It is human nature to squeeze as much $ out of the old business model before switching to the new one though, so we are choosing not to use the new methods. We already have desalination plants, the energy problem is simple.
PC LOAD LETTER: pxsteel: By 2030 we will be pushing 9,000,000,000 people on the planet, 2050 10,000,000,000. Many places around the world wil be getting crushed by overpopulation. What kind of nasty bug comes from this is anyone's guess, but it is not going to be pretty.Birth rates will determine if this remains true.
macadamnut: Biological Ali:what is a social construct is the idea that your gender identification somehow must might not be based on your biological sex at birth/also works
namatad: Rakishi: 12349876:and yet tards tell me that I am the one with my head in the sand??? LOL
namatad: drinking water permission number?LOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLoh my god PANIC we are running out of drinking water.bwhahahahahahaahhaa ahahhahaha hahahaha hahahah hahahahahahaIf only there were a number of trivial ways to turn saline water into drinking water.dumbass "problem" created by the people who brought you global warming.I predict that when global warming goes away as a "problem" there will be two or three new problems waiting in the wings to be the PROBLEM OF THE YEAR.food (even though the world is fatter now than ever before)mass-extinctions!!!water/getting so tired of the never ending we should panic people. god help me if they turn me to the dark side
mat catastrophe: Keep farking that chicken. (new window)
NullReferenceException: Future equivalent of Rick Santorum: "In the Netherlands, 50% of the sex change surgeries are involuntary. In fact, people there wear bracelets saying 'Do not change my reproductive organs.'"
way south: I'm surprised that everyone who changes sex only chooses between man or woman.I'd have gone with hermaphrodite./It's good to have options.
Shadow Blasko: Then again, when anyone the super rich could look or feel however they want to, will we finally have a world where what you are inside matters more than what you look like?
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