Your chance to be Nostradamos

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by infamous, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. infamous Registered Member

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    As part of my work, I am looking into trends or possible future advancements which may prove pivotal in the near future of mankind. To this end I would appreciate any ( and I mean any) ideas or guesses, any of you have, about the changing face of the world in the next 100 years.
    This could include the trends/advancements themselves, their political, economic, scientific or social influence or anything else which could be considered a landmark in human development.
    All responses, no matter how humble, would be gratefully received.
     
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  3. Preacher_X Registered Senior Member

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    i think that a very very very major world event will happen by 2070, anyways not enough time to explain now, ill tell you later. i gots to go
     
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  5. Enigma'07 Who turned out the lights?!?! Registered Senior Member

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    I think the feild of science will advance greatly. Once life threatening diseases might have cures, but I think new diseases will also develop. I personly think that revolutionary new ways for space travel will be engineered.
     
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  7. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Near future? Bush gets reelected and conquers the world in order to smash all meanaces to America. Shortly after, the world will be going to hell. About 2007 I figure.

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  8. Enigma'07 Who turned out the lights?!?! Registered Senior Member

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    No, later than that, I want to graduate first.

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  9. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, it is a random guess. But I think that power will shift and the US will play a great part. Bush´s war is not at an end as he said today, there a still many countries that contain threats to the US citizens yada yada...and he will not stop until those are erased...

    Well, science will very likely make some big steps, by 2100 we might have colonies on Mars (seems very likely) and the earth climate will shift (either naturally or because of us). We might also life longer due to scientific progress.

    But over the years, our society will degenerate, people will be corrupt, wicked and brutal. Or we will all be dumb sheep following our leaders and all live a happy and ignorant life...

    That´s it for now, I have to consult with god for more visions

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    Wait, he tells me that there will be no more natural oil resources by 2080.
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Genetics, Nanotechnology and Robotics will play a key role plus newly invented things that will appear along the way. The environment will be the biggest problem to overcome for pollution and global warming will cause havock upon the Earth in many unforseen ways if we don't help to stop polluting ourselves to death. The Earths animals are going extinct very rapidly and they are another criticle thing that must be helped .
     
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  11. Tracker00 Registered Senior Member

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    the US will become increasingly fractioned as election time draws near. before the end of the year a second civil war will occur in the US
     
  12. vodooeconomist Registered Member

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    ^ Have you been reading that stuff by John Titor?

    Anyways, I predict that the hydrogen economy will not get get started until practical nuclear fusion is created and commercialized, and there is a need for mass hydrogen distrobution networks.
     
  13. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    There will be riots/demonstrations by knee-jerk activists who know nothing against GM food, Cloning, Nanotechnology, you name it, they'll protest against it. Asteroid mining becomes a huge industry, as big as computers, or power.
     
  14. nirakar ( i ^ i ) Registered Senior Member

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    There will be a global great depression as bad as the one in the 1930s. This Depression will take place sometime between 2007 and 2035. The depression will last about eight years.

    The cause of the depression will be a drastic sudden reduction in American consumer spending. The world becomes more addicted to American spending every year; but America is already not credit worthy because of our trade deficit. When the foreigners stop lending the dollar will collapse. When the dollar collapses the cost of imports go up and the value of exports go down. America will not gain market share fast enough to stop the falling dollar from widening the trade deficit. A wider trade deficit sends the dollar even lower.

    Many or most of the things we buy come from China and Opec. Their prices will rise. Just to make sure we do not escape the American Social security crunch is also comming. When Americans can't afford to buy the worlds trading patterns will collapse. It will take eight years to realign the worlds trading paterns.
     
  15. Pangloss More 'pop' than a Google IPO! Registered Senior Member

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    Geez, doesn't anybody have any GOOD news for us??

    Maybe we need to hear from NostraBLESSus!
     
  16. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

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    Speaking of N America only, I think there will be a trend of population moving from major cities to smaller communities for three reasons.

    First, living in a big city is expensive, high stress and difficult (you tend to spend more time getting from A to B than actually producing anything). Second, with an aging population the draw of "big lights, big city" tends to fade. Third, we can already do anything presently done in a cubicle or office tower virtually and from any location.

    I think ultimately the most significant factor in the future of north america will be our aging population, simply because they will soon be the majority.
     
  17. daydream_believer Et in Arcadia Ego Registered Senior Member

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    I'm hoping for a huge world war, preferably preceding nuclear holocaust, another, greater depression and the almsot destruction of the Earth, and, indeed, mankind. From the ashes will rise homo superius - the children of the dust. They will be albinos, perhaps furry, and will have telepathic abilities. They will give birth to a worldwide communist (traditional marxist - not neo-socialist) union and be doen with weapons, poverty and injustice. That's my dream and I hope it happens in the next hundred years. Maybe I should make a poem of it like Nostradamos did...maybe it will increase the probability of it coming to pass.
     
  18. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    You're HOPING for a world war? Not good.
     
  19. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, you should be fearing a world war, not hoping for it. Anyway, why should those humans that survived the war be albinos and furry? Just cusious.
     
  20. Tracker00 Registered Senior Member

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    hehe wouldn't that be cool daydream

    2007 to 2035 is a pretty long period, especially considering since the 1880s to 1940s there were global depressions occuring almost every decade.
     
  21. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    Heres a random suggestion:
    That oil will get more expensive, forcing the price up a bit.
    That the world population will by the mid 21st century start stabilising, after some nasty damaging wars between various overpopulated countries.
    yet most people posting on Sciforums today will probably live to see retirement.

    that cloning will be found to not be worthwhile, and hard nanotechnology involving all those little robots, likewise.
     
  22. hotsexyangelprincess WMD Registered Senior Member

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    maybe nothing will change. except for a few less AIDS infected people. :m:
     
  23. Hypercane Sustained Winds at Mach One Registered Senior Member

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    The UN is going to do something bad.
     

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