What we can expect in the third millennium

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As a futurist I believe we are going to see some amazing and incredible developments in the next 100 years. With the acceleration in the rate of technological advancement already underway, I think we are going to see some incredible advances made even in the next ten years (our development and use of virtual communication, for example, increased dramatically over the last couple of years due to the pandemic). This accelerated rate of change is going to present humankind with significant economic and social challenges, but some of what might be possible is very exciting.
20 events we can expect in the third millennium

Humans have tried to predict the future for thousands of years, with limited success. “We’re usually pretty bad at it, but there’s always been a Cassandra or a Delphic oracle, a Sibyl or a Nostradamus willing to make the attempt,” according to Futurism. Some speculative fiction has been surprisingly accurate; the 1962 comic strip The Jetsons, set in 2062, predicted the rise of video calls and flat-screen TVs. Here is some of what humanity might expect in the year 2100 and in the year 3000, according to climate and space scientists and futurists.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/technolo ... li=AAggNb9
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I will be worm food long before this actually happens. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Chaos and pain from the direct and indirect effects of humans mating too much.
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The singularity approaches...
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Besides, we've already had a documentary series on the year 3000:

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oldtrucker wrote: Chaos and pain from the direct and indirect effects of humans mating too much.
There are going to be challenges, but a paradigm shift is already underway. Out of this chaos and pain will emerge a new social and political system necessarily based more on globally cooperative rather than competitive models. We know we already have the capacity to feed, house and educate the entire world population but for our failing "free market" system. Our continued survival as a civilized species will depend on our ability to adapt and I am optimistic that we will.
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Gilchy wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 8:37 am The singularity approaches...
I say we hit Skynet right where it....oh wait...right.
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oldtrucker wrote: I say we hit Skynet right where it....oh wait...right.
Here's some more on artificial intelligence, including the threats it represents ...

https://www.day1tech.com/how-is-artific ... he-future/
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Lets review each slide. Personally, I would have expected better material from these 'futurists'. A fair bit are just propaganda, obvious, or bad guesses. One thing I would like to speculate on is how mankind's appearance will change in 10,000 years. The slides in the MSN link are bordering on ridiculae.

Slide 2/21: Ocean level rise of 0.6m to 2.13m. This is based on RCP8.5 and has been debunked but still used by alarmists. Ocean level is rising as it always has. If you'd like to see high ocean levels, you can also visit the past.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/24/ ... years-ago/

Slide 3/21: A noticeably warmer earth "anywhere from 3.5 to more than 8 degrees". This too is based on the debunked and virtually impossible modelling in the RCP8.5.

Slide 4/21: Overall climate shift!! More garbage unsubstantiated faux-climate science.

**note** BEWARE! This slide show is more propaganda than prediction.

Slide 5/21: Humans will live longer. People will reach 125 or 150 depending on who you ask. Of course "Our governing structures, public welfare systems, and workplaces weren’t designed for people who live 120 years or longer" society as we know today will have to be deconstructed and we have to bring in a far left government. Popular mechanics predicts by 2122 someone will have hit 150. Amazing precision in the choice of year. Absolutely amazing.

**note** At this point, the LSD is starting to show.

Slide 6/21: Dilution of skin color - extra heat and UV radiation will see to this. I thought we fixed the ozone layer??

Slide 7/21: Larger babies, larger adults. People will become bigger and weaker, declining physically, and lose key social and interactive skills because of an over-dependence on technology and medical interventions. This is a prediction?? lol.
My thought is it is difficult to know what mans appearance will be like 10,000 years from now. Albeit different, but in what random way mutation serves. Viruses are the main source of mutation and our current society is working hard to suppress it.

Slide 8/21: Evolution favors the pretty. Evolution will change in the future? People will start to like symmetrical faces... I suppose this means you don't have an eyeball on the left top of your forehead.

Slide 9/21: There will be more data in the future. Pfffffft, oh come on!

**NOTE** I am seeing propaganda and click bait.

Slide 10/21: Synthetic meat will become widespread! 35% by 2035 will be artificial. That is the worst guess I've ever seen.

Slide 11/21: Self driving cars. I've seen people say this will take over everything by 2025. People don't understand how difficult the technology is. Now it is on a back-burner since too many pedestrians have been run over. Self driving cars will be main-stream in 2032 according to this authors guess. Good luck on that. Highly unlikely according to the conservative that engineers smart devices.

Slide 12/21: Decades or centuries from finding extraterrestrial life. Not bacteria, but real aliens capable of travel. According to "Helen Maynard-Casely" this has gotta happen! Well, you have until the year 3000 so keep trying.

Slide 13/21: Popular Mechanics speculates that by the year 2122, advances in medical science will allow doctors to insert chips in the human body to monitor bodily functions. What is it with Popular Mechanics and the year 2122?? LOL. People today have experimented with electronic sensors. All sorts of bio-hacking is happening today.

Slide 14/21: By 2122, Popular Mechanics believes that the human connectome will be mapped. Here comes Popular Mechanics and their favorite year. lol.

Slide 15/21: Humans will go to mars and settle there. I don't know about settling. The human body is designed for earths gravity and you can't permanently live away from earth without having a very short life. I doubt this will happen by 2033 or 2076. Sorry "New Scientist", I don't agree with you that thousands will live in Mars in 2076.

Slide 16/21: Telepathy based on electronic intervention. Hmmm, one of the first serious slides, if we can detect simple yes/no thoughts, can we induce those thoughts too. Good question. That'd be an extreme bio-hack. Not practical in the next 50 years probably.

Slide 17/21: There will be far fewer languages in the world. Yup, they aren't making new languages anymore. Obscure languages will disappear. Is this a serious prediction? Seems somewhat obvious.

Slide 18/21: Computers will gain human-level ability (and out-smart them) by 2050! Ok, now I know you are pulling my chain. This is definitely bit-bait. We have many centuries to go towards realizing general AI and has less to do with raw speed and storage space.

Slide 19/21: Humans will be able to create living organisms in a lab (by 2076??). Here comes "New Scientist" again. Good try. I really doubt this especially if one is starting from scratch by that year 2076 again. What is it with "New Scientist" and the year 2076? lol

Slide 20/21: 3D printers will allow people to make things. (no sheet) Skyscrapers by 2116. Not 2115, or 2117, but 2116. lol. The way in which predictors try to appear smart at least looks ridiculous. I would ease up the accuracy to fewer digits if you want to be right or give a range or something like 2110 to 2120.

Slide 21/21: The sun will not explode by 3000. A poor prediction since it is so obvious. Unless something catastrophic happens... but if the sun shines as normal... another few billion years would be nice.
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Jlabute wrote: Lets review each slide. Personally, I would have expected better material from these 'futurists'. A fair bit are just propaganda, obvious, or bad guesses.
[icon_lol2.gif] What a buzz kill! Maybe you could provide us with some more insightful predictions.
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Septuagenarian wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 9:42 am I expect the world will end up going, “MaddAddam.”
The Maddaddam Trilogy
Margaret Atwood
https://orl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S111C258582

. . . a world devastated by uncontrolled genetic engineering and a widespread plague, with only a few remaining humans fighting for survival. . . .
:smt045 see # 11
Other ideas …
10 ways the world is most likely to end

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018 ... ate-change
Doomsday: 9 Real Ways the Earth Could End

1. Global warming
2. Asteroid!
3. Pandemic threat
4. Fungus among us
5. Engineered disease
6. Nuclear war
7. Robot ascension
8. Overpopulation
9. Snowball effect

https://www.livescience.com/36999-top-s ... nders.html
Oldtimer is going to be pleased that this group identified overpopulation as a threat.
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Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 10:15 am Oldtimer is going to be pleased that this group identified overpopulation as a threat.
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Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 10:15 am 1. Global warming
2. Asteroid!
3. Pandemic threat
4. Fungus among us
5. Engineered disease
6. Nuclear war
7. Robot ascension
8. Overpopulation
9. Snowball effect
I'm going to re organize the top 3 in proper order...
1. Nuclear war
2. Overpopulation and 3. Global warming are directly linked- a few decades to a century from cause to effect.
The others would actually save the earth from us with the exception of asteroid and I dunno what 'snowball effect' is.
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oldtrucker wrote:… and I dunno what 'snowball effect' is.
There is a link :smt045
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Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 10:45 am
oldtrucker wrote:… and I dunno what 'snowball effect' is.
There is a link :smt045
You know I have difficulty with comprehension and reading.
And after reading the link ....ya, the authors definition of snowball effect is happening now.
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