Relatively Obscure: Well that was incredibly stupid.
Myria: I'm more worried that civilization won't last another thousand years. At some point, we're going to run out of fossil fuels. With a good replacement looking unlikely, that would probably result in starvation of billions from the inability to use machines to run our massive farms.
Bacon is not Your Buttie: [upload.wikimedia.org image 340x329] Obscure?
king_nacho: Other than the technology not existing to make this happen,
king_nacho: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Myria: I'm more worried that civilization won't last another thousand years. At some point, we're going to run out of fossil fuels. With a good replacement looking unlikely, that would probably result in starvation of billions from the inability to use machines to run our massive farms.lol wut?[i46.tinypic.com image 850x600]Even if we stopped inventing better methods of producing energy right this second, we're absolutely fine. Solar is the simplest solution, and it's not an unreasonable investment.Other than the technology not existing to make this happen, the politics involved with putting a solar power plan in Northern Africa that will power all of Europe is absurd, or having the majority of United States power production in single spot is equally crazy. Disasters, accidents, and terrorists happen. Trying to build a redundant grid with such centralized production would be more expensive than could be funded, and it could never be protected. A storm in middle America could blackout the entire east cost.
RexTalionis: [www.allurelibre.ch image 468x595]
I Browse: [www.velcro-city.co.uk image 500x500]It's been done.
hitlersbrain: You have to be 'selected' for the traits. That means 'looks' are really all that matters. The reason we're getting taller is not from nutrition bu because women prefer tall men. None of the things mentioned would be attractive (except getting freakishly tall) so it's unlikely this will happen,In any case, biological evolution is a dead issue for humans. It no longer has any meaningful effect. Biological evolution means an animal is shaped by it's environment. We shape our environment to suit us.The next step, despite what the losers ruining sci-fi with soap operas might portray, is to become machines. Immortal, tough enough to travel space. To live on harsh moons and planets. Easy to maintain, easy to power, easy to upgrade. I still hope I live long enough to see it.
randomjsa: I particularly like the bit about how we're going to somehow have smaller brains because of computers.Computers have been responsible for the EXPANSION of knowledge more so than perhaps any other tool in history.
danceswithcrows: The Jami Turman Fan Club: We're still using a steering wheel a hundred years after the invention of the car simply because people like having something that makes them feel in control.I thought we were using steering wheels because they're a direct mechanical interface to moving the front wheels of a car/truck, so they're very robust, fairly simple and cheap to manufacture, and easy to figure out.
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The Jami Turman Fan Club: We're still using a steering wheel a hundred years after the invention of the car simply because people like having something that makes them feel in control.
TwoBeersOneCan: This article is absurd for another reason I haven't seen in the thread. Human beings in 1,000 years will not be organic.
phlegmmo: Wow, all that in 1000 years. Too bad we have no way of knowing how much we've changed in our previous 1000 years. Oh, wait....
crazypete: Evolution implies that people with unwanted genetic traits or diseases will not be reproducing, how are we going to selectively breed If these traits? If we can't then we'll never "evolve" past what we are. We'll just keep bandaging our bodies and living longer with them. All the while making more of us that will all be allowed to reproduce with the same defective parts.
Trance750: 'Smaller brains, more wrinkles, fewer teeth'So they'll all be Republicans?
leevis: If man is still alive...
Cuchulane: What will the page 3 girls look like then?
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