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Old 08-06-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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World peace will have come as 98% of the world's population comfortably lives day-to-day existence in a direct computer-brain interface. In fact, people younger than their 80's (birth year 2032) in the U.S. will have experienced little else. Energy usage will dramatically decline as human beings are largely immobile in the "real world" and genetically engineered to use as few resources as possible.
I think it will be sooner. I have read that by 2025 over 80% of humans will have some kind of computer chip in their brains. That is why I call that decade the pre singularity.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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I'd like to see America in 100 years like the city in Blade Runner...

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I don't think America as a free nation is going to make it to 2100. I expect a dictatorship to arise in this country sometime during the second half of the century if not sooner. During this dictatorship, America will become an extremely impoverished nation while the nobility live lavishly. People won't have to worry about rental cars in 2100. They won't have cars period. Nor will they have open Internet access.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I don't think America as a free nation is going to make it to 2100. I expect a dictatorship to arise in this country sometime during the second half of the century if not sooner. During this dictatorship, America will become an extremely impoverished nation while the nobility live lavishly. People won't have to worry about rental cars in 2100. They won't have cars period. Nor will they have open Internet access.
Actually the reverse is happening as increased technology tends to democratize society. Will the United States be here 100 years in its current form? Most likely no but with the technology singularity passed the world will be very much connected and more advanced then any of us can predict. I plan on being here in 2112 to see it though!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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I have read that by 2025 over 80% of humans will have some kind of computer chip in their brains.
By choice or by force? If by choice i'll choose to do without although i do appreciate the singularity coming advances in medicine and anti aging .
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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By choice or by force? If by choice i'll choose to do without although i do appreciate the singularity coming advances in medicine and anti aging .
By choice. In the 1980s or even 1990's if you would of told people that by 2010 most Americans would have "smart phones" connected to a world wide web giving everyone access to the entire knowledge of the human race in seconds they would of laughed and said who needs that? So today having computers in us seems like science fiction will be just as normal in the late 2020's as a smart phone are to us today.

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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By choice. In the 1980s or even 1990's if you would of told people that by 2010 most Americans would have "smart phones" connected to a world wide web giving everyone access to the entire knowledge of the human race in seconds they would of laughed and said who needs that? So today having computers in us seems like science fiction will be just as normal in the late 2020's as a smart phone are to us today.
Yeah i get what your saying about todays technology compared to the 70's/80's etc. as hell i'm still in awe of my 6 year old Samsung flip phone (Kirk Communicator) with no plans to upgrade as of yet but i'm ambivalent about having a ''computer'' implanted.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Yeah i get what your saying about todays technology compared to the 70's/80's etc. as hell i'm still in awe of my 6 year old Samsung flip phone (Kirk Communicator) with no plans to upgrade as of yet but i'm ambivalent about having a ''computer'' implanted.
I understand not everyone will that is why I say, and have read, 80% and not 100%. However its already happening now just look at the advances currently going on with medicine so fast forward 10 to 15 years with how technology advances exponentially and it will be common place and change society more then anyone can realize and that is just 15 years from now so about the OP's question with 100 years from now its impossible to know what life will be like.

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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However its already happening now just look at the advances currently going on with medicine.
As Ray Kurzweil emphatically stated ''Live long enough to live forever''.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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Few of the above-described technological advancements will be possible without some major breakthrough in power generation.
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