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Old 10-07-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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So recently I have been thinking a lot of what the world of the year 2113 would look like. And it makes me wonder, what do you think the world of this year would look like if we manage to survive nuclear war or other disasters? What would come up in terms of entertainment/technology/politics/enviorment?
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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Despite the lack of evidence, there will still be religions and with that, religious wars.
There will be no cure for the common cold.
You will still be able to buy two tacos for $0.99 at Jack in the Box.
The Clippers will be the only NBA team without a title.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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If this board still exists 100 years from now, rather than typed contributions it will probably be people appearing as holograms to discuss the issues back and forth with one another.

And they will still be arguing about whether Hitler was worse than Stalin.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Joseppie will be here with the Singularity in 3, 2, 1 . . .
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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Joseppie will be here with the Singularity in 3, 2, 1 . . .
Ohhhhhh, I can't wait! *Grabs a seat with popcorn and watches*.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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Hope we live like the Jetsons!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Self-driving cars powered by electricy that can be charged instantly and go 500+ miles per charge.

Most of earth's energy needs are met with solar power; huge power collectors in orbit gather solar energy in space 24/7 and beam it back to Earth.

We will be actively mining asteroids and other planets for resources. Probes will have been sent to the nearest planets; many probes will actually be sentient AI and human minds downloaded onto machine hardware or genetically engineered/cybernetically modified so they can withstand the rigors of space travel.

Sasquatch still has not been discovered... people still believe he's out there.

No more electic cords or power lines; electricy can be beamed to devices like a phone signal.

3d printers at home can make almost any conceivable mass-produced consumer good; factories only make 3d printers and package raw materials for the printers. Ideas and plans themselves become the most valuable commodities on the planet. There is a strong backlash market for handmade goods and art too; many will even chose to live simple, primitive lifestyles in an attempt to connect with their "humanity".

The internet will be a neverending series of virtual worlds indistinguishable from reality; it will be possible to "plug in" a la "The Matrix" for entertainment or business from anywhere on the planet. Some will chose to stay there semi-permanently.

Entire bodies can be grown from an individual's DNA, it will be possible to transplant someone's brain into a new body and renew brain cells, people can effectively live forever if they choose.

Nanotech revolutionizes the world, especially in manufacturing and medicince; any physical ailment can be resolved with an injection of nanobots which attack the problem directly and (usually) painlessly. Machines and buildings will be able to repair themselves, change shape on demand and "grow".

The 100% "natural" human is in danger of extinction; genetic and cybernetic manipulation has created several entirely new species of transhuman which far exceed the capabilities of the "standard" human.

AI is a reality and is commonplace. AI computers are considered "people"; Sentience itself is the key indicator of a "legal person", not the carrier of the sentience or how it came into being... be it biological or mechanical or a combination of the two.

Things never become an "us vs the machines" doomsday scenario; in fact, it is impossible to draw a line between the two as virtually everyone has a little bit of both (and has the capability to become either as well).

All money is electronic.

There will be no countries or borders on the world as we understand them (but there will be jealously guarded cultural boundaries); power structures will remain only at the City and Corporate level. A "world army" that all local jurisdictions must contribute to (the level of contribution based on the resources of the jurisdiction) exists as a peacekeeping/police force but is forbidden to involve itself in local politics. If a local jurisdiction steps "out of line" or attempts to create it's own army, it is forcibly seized by the "world army" and it's power elite removed and replaced by a new power structure.

Crime and violence will be greatly decreased as "the net" exists as an unpoliced netherworld where people can "act out" virtually risk free. The rough and tumble frontier of space offers another escape valve for civilization. Grand Theft Auto 66, Olympus Mons is the best selling game of 2113.

But the more likely scenario?

WW3 erupts in the mid 20-teens. Nuclear and biological warfare wipes out everyone except a small isolated groups on tiny scattered islands across the planet. 2000 years from now on one of those islands, somebody will invent the copper axe and his/her grandchildren use it to build a boat that will successfully make it to the mainland... and we'll go on the wild ride again.

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Chango, I think the world you are describing may exist in 3013, but not 2113.

For 2113, I really don't see much change. The world's population will be a bit less than it is today, but the real significant shift downward will have only started in 2075, so it wouldn't have taken hold yet. America will peak out at around 350 million, and then will slowly decrease.

The small towns in America will continue to be abandoned and people in America will continue to live in towns that lie along freeways. That's a trend that will not be broken, I don't think, even long after 2113.

Life expectancy will be a little shorter than it is now. Advances in medicine will be counter balanced by life times of inactivity.

The reciprocating engine will still power cars. The question is, what will power the reciprocating engine?
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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WW3 erupts in the mid 20-teens. Nuclear and biological warfare wipes out everyone except a small isolated groups on tiny scattered islands across the planet. 2000 years from now on one of those islands, somebody will invent the copper axe and his/her grandchildren use it to build a boat that will successfully make it to the mainland... and we'll go on the wild ride again.
No chance. I've seen the future many times and it consists of leatherclad people in the desert driving motorcycles and armored dune buggys, fighting against some mutants over gasoline and water.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I wonder if it will be as weird as the year 2525.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhNM2K8cmU8
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