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Old 06-25-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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I think in 50 years, declining oil will have created a much different world. I think the people that are left here will be living much more locally, suburbia will be a big scrap heap, and small scale agriculture and town living will be the norm.
That is an interesting way to look at it! I think we should start now.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: moving again
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In 2057, i don't think we will have as much power at all and there is no way we will still be the superpower
my 2cents
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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In 2057, i don't think we will have as much power at all and there is no way we will still be the superpower
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Would think that we would lose that "Superpower" Status WELL BEFORE 2057.
Depends when the oil runs out I suppose.
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Chrysler will be out of business, but the Mopar loyalists will still be saying "the Germans killed Plymouth!" even though nobody ever truly wants a Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth. There are more people who love their Camrys than love all Chrysler crap produced, post K-car. However, all five white people left in the country will continue to keep the Plymouth Acclaim fan club alive with avid support.

Detroit won't make a comeback. Hurricanes will have wiped out Florida. I'll be dead, unless I'm a professor with tenure. These guys never die off!
Blues Brothers will still be the best movie ever.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: northern big wonderfull (Wyoming)
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oil use will not decline untl the price is right we have this black gold to thank for our current prosparity,the future will tell what hapens next while world proven oil reserves are declinening unconventional oil reserves are still out there. The us holds the worlds largest deposit of oil shale holding 110 years of kerogen that can be made into oil and gas but the price has to be right.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Default On the verge of fragmenting

Economic pressures, a deflated dollar (by then, $1.25 or so US to $1.00 Canadian) and ever increasing social and political differences will cause the US to break apart into several countries, roughly as follows:

California; Pacific Northwest; Inter-mountain & Four-corners; Texas; Plains/upper Midwest; Chicago/Gary; Ohio/Pennsylvania-Mid Atlantic; New York (maybe city and state); New England; Southeast; Florida -- though smaller than today because of rising sea levels.

Last edited by Winston Smith; 06-25-2007 at 07:54 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I think in 50 years, declining oil will have created a much different world. I think the people that are left here will be living much more locally, suburbia will be a big scrap heap, and small scale agriculture and town living will be the norm.

We can only hope and dream that this will become a reality. I'm tired of seeing so many trees coming down near me for new ostentatious homes, "lifestyle centers", big-box stores, fast-food places, etc. at the expense of our older, historic communities. Once these people can't utilize their Hummers on a daily basis anymore, perhaps they'll reconsider our land usage policies?
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Chrysler will be out of business, but the Mopar loyalists will still be saying "the Germans killed Plymouth!" even though nobody ever truly wants a Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth. There are more people who love their Camrys than love all Chrysler crap produced, post K-car. However, all five white people left in the country will continue to keep the Plymouth Acclaim fan club alive with avid support.

Detroit won't make a comeback. Hurricanes will have wiped out Florida. I'll be dead, unless I'm a professor with tenure. These guys never die off!
Blues Brothers will still be the best movie ever.
AMTRAK train #7 (The Sunset Limited), which departed Los Angeles on June 25th, 2007--will Finally arrive at it's destination, Orlando Florida, on June
26th, 2057. It is than that the government realizes it must fund AMTRAK better!!
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:48 PM
 
Location: phoenix,this place is horrible
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Default I know what i see and i hope im not alive for it!

Have you seen the movie "mad max" and "terminator".Combine the two movies and thats what i see.If it aint that bad you better all buy a gun because we will have another civil war.Our government needs to concentrate on our concerns and not every other country , china ignores everybody else but gets more respect from other countries by staying out of their problems.Let every country deal with their own issues.
Seriously we will be fighting and killing for fuel, food and water and some stupid genius will design robots to the point where they think and act on their own.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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Economic pressures, a deflated dollar (by then, $1.25 or so US to $1.00 Canadian) and ever increasing social and political differences will cause the US to break apart into several countries, roughly as follows:

California; Pacific Northwest; Inter-mountain & Four-corners; Texas; Plains/upper Midwest; Chicago/Gary; Ohio/Pennsylvania-Mid Atlantic; New York (maybe city and state); New England; Southeast; Florida -- though smaller than today because of rising sea levels.
IMO, unless the National Government gains some competency, this would seem like the most politically accurate prediction. But here are my ideas on this:
-The Pacific Northwest and Northern California (as well as Minnesota and probably Wisconsin) will succeed to Canada.
-Southern Cali, And the Southwest Region (Ariz, N.M, Las Vegas Metropolitan, southern & western Texas) will probably align with Mexico and become some Neo-Latin Nation.
-New England will definitely drift into their own Federal Union (similar to the EU), or probably Join Canada as well.
-The South will re-establish the Confederacy (Excluding Texas, South Florida and Northern Virginia)
-South Florida, if it isn't underwater, will align with Cuba and form its own nation.
-The "Heartland," Alaska, and the mountain states will either make their own territory or become the next "no man's land," i.e.: Siberia
-Hawaii will probably go back to being its own nation.
-The Northern Midwest states (As west as Illinois, as south as Maryland and Northern Virginia, and as north as New York and Southeastern Connecticut) will remain as the United States.

As for the social factor, if the unruly, undisciplined, anarchic, bigoted, extremist, anti-intellectualst, gangster ways of the 2000s remains constant, I think that this nation won't even maintain itself as an industrialized nation. A depiction of Mad Max, Terminator, and Fist of the North Star (a post-apocalyptic anime) wouldn't depict even a part of the future of this nation if it continues on this path. Thankfully, I'll probably be a recently retired 70 year-old high-end Western European banker.
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