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(NPR)   Get ready for the 2080 Census. First question: "What is your current sex?"   (npr.org) divider line 23
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2012-04-15 02:05:39 PM  
5 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-04-15 02:17:55 PM  
4 votes:
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.'"
2012-04-15 02:32:18 PM  
3 votes:
idiotflashback.files.wordpress.com
2012-04-15 02:31:26 PM  
3 votes:
I don't know. I'll check.

still checking...


still checking...

mmm, still checking...

ooohhh, checking still...

hu-hu-hu, OH GOD, still ... ... checking...

I'll get back to you in a few minutes.
2012-04-15 02:16:19 PM  
3 votes:
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.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-15 01:59:49 PM  
3 votes:
"In five years the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman.
2012-04-15 02:46:20 PM  
2 votes:
www.underconsideration.com
2012-04-15 02:39:35 PM  
2 votes:
In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, or say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to do
Nobody's gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs not nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long black tube

In the year 7510
If God's a-comin' he ought to make it by then
Maybe he'll look around himself and say
Guess it's time for the Judgement day

In the year 8510
God's gonna shake his mighty head
He'll either say I'm pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wondering if man's gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain't put back nothing

Now it's been 10,000 years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew
Now man's reign is through
But through the eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Maybe it's only yesterday

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do or say
Is in the pill you took today ...


/also, mankind is enslaved by giraffes
2012-04-15 02:27:24 PM  
2 votes:
Uhh Negative I'm A Meat Popsicle.
2012-04-15 02:25:47 PM  
2 votes:
cinemajaw.com

YEAAARRR TWENTY-EIGHTYYYYY!!!!
2012-04-15 02:00:34 PM  
2 votes:
"Research Center for Futures Studies"

Sounds legit.
2012-04-15 01:59:13 PM  
2 votes:
Those predictions seem as dumb as what the people in the 40s would have predicted.
2012-04-15 02:45:31 PM  
1 votes:
But.. but they forgot the mosy important one. Peak oil! Whar's peak oil?
2012-04-15 02:45:09 PM  
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

Just another friendly reminder from thhhhhhaaaaaaa SpacePope!
2012-04-15 02:44:43 PM  
1 votes:

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.


How many of the totals are going to be named "Duggar"?
2012-04-15 02:36:41 PM  
1 votes:

JMacPA: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Why not? It's a valid question. If people can legally change their gender and get away with it... why not? They track everything else, this is nothing.

No it's not. It's would produce the exact same data as the question "what is your sex"? Why add the word "current"? Isn't that what we're already asking? Or for some reason are you getting confused and putting your past or future sex on current census forms?

The only reason you would add the word "current" to the question is to make a point for your article on the future, but it doesn't actually make any sense.


If I spent last year as Y, but this year as X, what do I put down?

If I am in gender reassignment for Y, but have not fully converted, what do I put down?

If I was Y last year for three quarters, re-assigned to X for a quarter, and will be returning to Y in two quarters, what do I put down?

If I don't see myself as either Y or X, what do I put down?

That's where I was seeing the addition of 'current'. However, you're right. It may be redundant. How does one account for demographic changes in gender without accounting for who was born X or Y, versus who reassigned to X or Y?

The issues of born Xs and Ys are not and can never be the issues of reassigned Xs and Ys; what is a better way to track?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-15 02:31:36 PM  
1 votes:
Haven't you ever had the desire to experience sex as a member of the opposite sex?

"Take a little trip back with father Tiresias. Listen to the old one speak of all he has lived through. `I have crossed between the poles, and to me it's no mystery. Once a man, like the sea I raged. Once a woman, like the earth I gave, and there is in fact more earth than sea.'" -- Peter Gabriel after T. S. Eliot after some dead Greek guy
2012-04-15 02:09:20 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-04-15 02:08:31 PM  
1 votes:
Why not? It's a valid question. If people can legally change their gender and get away with it... why not? They track everything else, this is nothing.
2012-04-15 02:04:17 PM  
1 votes:
Alone?
2012-04-15 02:02:18 PM  
1 votes:

eas81: None??


Infrequent and unsatisfying?
2012-04-15 02:02:05 PM  
1 votes:
www.dailyfundose.com

I think we have a ways to go.
2012-04-15 02:00:42 PM  
1 votes:
None??
 
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