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Old 02-14-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Its impossible to tell because humans could easily evolve into something entirely different from today's humans, be exinct or revert back to the intelligence level of the first humans due to a cathostrophic disaster. If humanity manages to survive 50,000 yrs from now, we would all be part organic part artifical cyborgs that would probably have colonized other planets in other galaxies. Language would be far different from any language on earth today and probably would sound like gibberish to us.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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It's difficult to imagine even in the next 50 years, in 50,000 is almost impossible.
The only thing I suppose is that there will not exist more the "Homo sapiens" species.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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Its impossible to tell because humans could easily evolve into something entirely different from today's humans, be exinct or revert back to the intelligence level of the first humans due to a cathostrophic disaster. If humanity manages to survive 50,000 yrs from now, we would all be part organic part artifical cyborgs that would probably have colonized other planets in other galaxies. Language would be far different from any language on earth today and probably would sound like gibberish to us.
50 thousand years is a trivial amount of time in an evolutionary incrementalist timescale. Sure we'll see changes, but to assert that we'll be "entirely different" is somewhat untenable.

This is, of course, assuming you believe in neo-darwinian incrementalism, which (despite what the Dunning Kruger group-think of the New Atheism might claim) an increasing proportion of the cutting edge in this specialty no longer consider tenable.

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Everything described above will probably have come and gone within about 500 years.

In the much longer run, over a span larger by an order of magnitude or two, Homo sapiens as we know him will no longer be the dominant species on the planet, or may not exist at all. We have, in only a few thousand years, created numerous new species through genetic engineering -- dogs, cats, milk cows, and almost every plant we eat. Future men will almost certainly find ways to manipulate breeding of themselves, creating a Superhuman. This Superhuman will use ordinary humans for slaves, experimental subjects, spare parts, etc., finally having no use for H. sapiens at all. This will pass through several stages that we can't even imagine, according to some needs that become useful via technological developments and accidental exigencies that we can't imagine.
This. The world will be 'post-futuristic' in 50,000 years. Questionable whether we'll be around at all. Or maybe the earth will be renewed. Or a cold, empty rock.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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What's the point of life if you're just gonna sit around being fat and useless? Much of what the future will be, will be centred around what people decide has meaning. People need purpose, and humans need their society to have some purpose. Right now our purpose is a struggle against the poverty and want so recently plaguing us and still going to town on most of the world's people. That, and trying to do so in a way that's sustainable, that creates a world without heartbreaking levels of human suffering that can maintain itself and preserves the best of our past whenever possible. When all that's achieved and robots can take care of us, people will strive for a point to their lives, for something to asipre to, to build. Art just becomes masturbation after a point, we can't just have everyone being artists and that being the point of human civilizations for eternity. I think that we'll strive to populate the stars, to carry the light of human life to the rest of this mostly cold, dead universe.

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when you've got so many different space-faring species with differing ideas about how things should work (those not in the Federation), there is bound to be conflict. The fact that it wasn't always shown, but was often acknowledged, is part of what makes Star Trek.

I mean we are human and based on history and our species as it is now we are bound to explore because we have always been into exploration and a species that likes to go see what is out there and yet we will also end up in a few wars with other species that would be on par with us in terms of being about as advanced as us at that time period and chances are we would be pretty primitive to man or what we end up becoming as it will be in the post human era 50,000 years from now.

We have just began to enter trans humanism and are on the verge of becoming a type 1 Civilization on the Kardashev scale but also at the pint where we either make it as a species or we fail to make it totype one so we get live through some interesting times.

Kardashev invented a scheme that measures the energy usage of a civilization and uses this to measure it on a scale.

No surprise to say that we are a type 0, a civilization that is stuck on a planet and has little energy output, a type 1 civilization controls a planet and nearby objects, such as the moon and mars.

A type 2 civilization controls nearby stars and is practically immortal to extinction, a type 3 civilization controls galaxy's and type 4 controls whole galaxy super clusters.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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It will be run my gorillas, chimps, etc. The gorillas will be the warriors. The chimps will be the thinkers and politicians. Humans would not speak and would be caged in zoos. And a space ship will come from the past and a white actor named Charlton Heston will step out and create turmoil.

Who i Gods earth will know what the earth will look like that far in the future?
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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I think we'll have other civilizations in different parts of the galaxy, and Earth will have a much smaller human population. In fact, on many of those planets the fact humans originated on Earth will probably be forgotten.

Earth humans will be much like they are now, I think. Society will oddly appear to be primitive in some ways, but it will be because technology will be so advanced it won't even be visible for the most part.

It will be like magic. You know in Harry Potter how they make food magically appear on the table? That's the future. People will basically live forever and will spend their lives living on various planets in many cases.

I think there will still be different ethnic groups but nation states will be a thing of the forgotten past. Government will mostly be done locally though there will be "cyber" communities as well. Our current TCP/IP Internet won't exist but the concept will still exist albeit in a somewhat more advanced form.

Telecommuting and telephony will look and feel just as real as real life.
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