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Old 04-18-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I dont think humanity will last another 500 years, and I think religion will be the downfall of the human species. It's done nothing but hold back the advancement of our species, and it will continue and get worse imo unfortunately.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Kingston, ON
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The biggest threat to modern civilization are the radical religious factions that want to drag us back to how people lived 4,000 years ago.

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Couldn't agree more, my friend! Religious fanaticism, regardless of the denomination, has always been the greatest menace and hindrance to progress of the human race.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:36 AM
 
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...Where do you think human civilization will be in the year 3000? Consider how far we have changed from 1000 AD to 2000 AD. How far do you think we will be in the year 3000AD?
One point to ponder. Human civilization generally regressed from 0 AD to 1000 AD. i.e. Average person was far worse off in 1000 AD than they were, say during the time of the Roman Empire. (speaking of Western Europe) Complex society, cities, and the infrastructure/institutions to support it were gone along with general memory of it. Between 1000 & 1500, humanity also faced numerous calamities, 200 year weather changes, plague, famine that it was ill equipped to deal with.

Likewise, the technological lifestyle we have today, is consuming the resources of 7 - 11 Earths (depending upon who you listen to) and only about 40% of the world's population has real access to it. It's usustainable and a time bomb that will explode at some point.

So based on history of the species, it's not unreasonable to believe that in the year 3000 the average person might be in a far worse off position, than we are now. There may even be no technology or remembrance that such things once existed.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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One point to ponder. Human civilization generally regressed from 0 AD to 1000 AD. i.e. Average person was far worse off in 1000 AD than they were, say during the time of the Roman Empire. (speaking of Western Europe) Complex society, cities, and the infrastructure/institutions to support it were gone along with general memory of it. Between 1000 & 1500, humanity also faced numerous calamities, 200 year weather changes, plague, famine that it was ill equipped to deal with.

Likewise, the technological lifestyle we have today, is consuming the resources of 7 - 11 Earths (depending upon who you listen to) and only about 40% of the world's population has real access to it. It's usustainable and a time bomb that will explode at some point.

So based on history of the species, it's not unreasonable to believe that in the year 3000 the average person might be in a far worse off position, than we are now. There may even be no technology or remembrance that such things once existed.
Actually due to information technologies advancing exponentially such as solar we are going to enter the age of abundance in the next 20 years.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:24 PM
 
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Well, for one thing, in a 1000 years, the white race and the black race will have been completely blended together, making a new unified race. You might still have people who have more prominent features of their ancestors, but in terms of skin color, that will be a thing of the past.

1000 yrs is like 50 generations, assuming each generation is 20yrs... I don't think that's enough to make everyone beige.
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