What we can expect in the third millennium

Social, economic and environmental issues in our ever-changing world.
User avatar
Ka-El
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 12657
Joined: Oct 18th, 2015, 9:19 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Ka-El »

BC Landlord wrote:I am not interested in left wing ideologies and their propaganda. I grew up in socialism, and I know very well what it's all about.
Well, if you are still insisting on convoluting our centrist "free market" system into something akin to socialism
or communism then I’d suggest you could benefit by learning more about what our system is all about. This would
facilitate a much more productive conversation of human potential and the possibilities for our future. :smt045
When I retire I want to be careful not to play too much golf. Two rounds a day should be plenty.
BC Landlord
Übergod
Posts: 1864
Joined: Jul 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by BC Landlord »

Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 1:26 pm
BC Landlord wrote:I am not interested in left wing ideologies and their propaganda. I grew up in socialism, and I know very well what it's all about.
Well, if you are still insisting on convoluting our centrist "free market" system into something akin to socialism
or communism then I’d suggest you could benefit by learning more about what our system is all about. This would
facilitate a much more productive conversation of human potential and the possibilities for our future. :smt045
In order for me to take your advice and learn more about "what our system is all about", I would first have to know what the heck is the "centrist free market"? Is there a "leftist", or "rightist" market? If so, how is it "free"? :135:
Sparki55
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3164
Joined: Feb 24th, 2013, 2:38 pm

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Sparki55 »

Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 1:23 pm Indeed, but thankfully, more and more people are starting to recognize these threats of us adopting communism and threats “everyone will be paid the same” as little more than rhetorical fearmongering. We’ve had a mixed economy for decades and in spite of that the income gap has continued to grow despite avowed fears of losing everything to communism or socialism. We can afford a little more collective cooperation in our society (and our world) without losing our freedoms, and hopefully more and more people are starting to recognize these freedoms are not free and come with some responsibility.
Sparki55 wrote:The gap between the ultra-rich and the poorest has grown.

The middle class is stuck paying for the social programs.
Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 1:23 pm That's right :smt045
So then back to your previous comment, yes there is fear that people below the ultra-rich, who work very hard for what they have, will have their potential cut back by supporting the ever-increasing social programs including housing.

What does this mean for the next millennium, it means those who believe in working for your future will be stifled by those dragging behind in the caboose. Machines and automation only amplify production, not replace the requirement for humans. We are so far away from, if even possible, robots that can do everything without human monitoring.

We all only get one life and as much as you think that life belongs to some future collective, it doesn't and one needs to enjoy their time here. I know you will say you can have all of the future with enjoyment but it will cost those that work the hardest the most.
Septuagenarian
Übergod
Posts: 1510
Joined: Jan 1st, 2021, 8:49 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Septuagenarian »

Self removed.
Last edited by Septuagenarian on Sep 4th, 2021, 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Ka-El
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 12657
Joined: Oct 18th, 2015, 9:19 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Ka-El »

BC Landlord wrote: In order for me to take your advice and learn more about "what our system is all about", I would first have to know what the heck is the "centrist free market"? Is there a "leftist", or "rightist" market? If so, how is it "free"?
That's very good. Starting with questions is a great way to learn. :smt045
The next step would be dropping the old erroneous assumptions.
The incessant threats of communism and socialism get so boring.

:topic:
When I retire I want to be careful not to play too much golf. Two rounds a day should be plenty.
BC Landlord
Übergod
Posts: 1864
Joined: Jul 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by BC Landlord »

Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 3:36 pm That's very good. Starting with questions is a great way to learn. :smt045
The next step might be dropping the old erroneous assumptions.
The incessant threats of communism and socialism get so boring.
Thank you for patronizing, ... but you haven't answered my questions. The threat of far left ideologies taking over our societies is real, and far from "boring". Sickle and hammer shamelessly being wielded in just about every leftist protest nowadays, and there are so many of them. Often promoted by the mass media. What else do you need, when one of the top contenders for the PM office is praising murderous communist leaders? This is not some "old erroneous assumptions" any longer. It's real!
https://twitter.com/thejagmeetsingh/sta ... 89?lang=en
Last edited by BC Landlord on Aug 24th, 2021, 4:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Ka-El
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 12657
Joined: Oct 18th, 2015, 9:19 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Ka-El »

Getting back to topic …
The Most Futuristic Developments We Can Expect in the Next 10 Years

… Making predictions is easy; it’s getting them right that’s tough. That said, some tangible trends are emerging that should allow us to make some informed guesses about what the future will hold over the next 10 years.

• A new industrial revolution
• Society readjusts to new normal
• Deepfakes, people hacking, and other scary tech
• Inching closer to artificial superintelligence and the bursting of the AI bubble
• Let’s hack the planet
• Better, more powerful biotech
• New views of space—and our place within it

The 2020s will likely feature a volatile mixture of the very good, the very bad, and the very weird. Without a doubt, the next decade will be anything but dull.

https://gizmodo.com/the-most-futuristic ... %20More%20
When I retire I want to be careful not to play too much golf. Two rounds a day should be plenty.
User avatar
Ka-El
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 12657
Joined: Oct 18th, 2015, 9:19 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Ka-El »

And then there’s the internet of things (IoT) …
6 IoT Developments We Can Expect to See in the Next Decade

1. Further Industrial Adoption of IoT
2. Smart Cities
3. Internet of Medical Things
4. Expanded Big Data Collection Schemes
5. Edge Computing Becomes Key
6. IoT Security Becomes Top Priority

https://theiotmagazine.com/6-iot-develo ... 0dac45c968
When I retire I want to be careful not to play too much golf. Two rounds a day should be plenty.
BC Landlord
Übergod
Posts: 1864
Joined: Jul 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by BC Landlord »

Ka-El wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 4:04 pm Getting back to topic …
The Most Futuristic Developments We Can Expect in the Next 10 Years

… Making predictions is easy; it’s getting them right that’s tough. That said, some tangible trends are emerging that should allow us to make some informed guesses about what the future will hold over the next 10 years.

• A new industrial revolution
• Society readjusts to new normal
• Deepfakes, people hacking, and other scary tech
• Inching closer to artificial superintelligence and the bursting of the AI bubble
• Let’s hack the planet
• Better, more powerful biotech
• New views of space—and our place within it

The 2020s will likely feature a volatile mixture of the very good, the very bad, and the very weird. Without a doubt, the next decade will be anything but dull.

https://gizmodo.com/the-most-futuristic ... %20More%20
Sure, ... but your list is too short. You left out one of the most dangerous perils in my mind. Socialism!
User avatar
MAPearce
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 14741
Joined: Nov 24th, 2009, 6:15 pm

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by MAPearce »

The third millennium will be filled with wet nosed wimps who expect everything for nothing (because working for it is " Colonial" and unfair) , families with no bikes because they will be forced to hand them over to junkies instead of them having to go through the horror of lurking in the dark for them( that's cruel) , 16 more digits to the LGBTQ+ " thing" (because everyone is special) , free drugs to addicts ( but no "vax passports" because that would be intolerant) No good paying jobs ( because Uncle John and the state will believe everyone is equal and tax the snot of anyone who makes "more" ) , bread lines , soup kitchens and ghettos....

And of course we'll have the fat cats (politburo) who will tell us to shut up and like it or be sent to the Gulag ...
I payed attention in High school....But I didn't need too .
User avatar
Ka-El
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 12657
Joined: Oct 18th, 2015, 9:19 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Ka-El »

Removed
Last edited by Catsumi on Aug 24th, 2021, 5:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Baiting
When I retire I want to be careful not to play too much golf. Two rounds a day should be plenty.
User avatar
oldtrucker
Guru
Posts: 6708
Joined: Nov 24th, 2013, 4:19 pm

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by oldtrucker »

Removed
Last edited by Catsumi on Aug 24th, 2021, 8:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Quoting errors
Some may view my politically incorrect opinions as harsh and may be offended by them. Some think political correctness will be our undoing. You and 917 others hate this post.
User avatar
Ka-El
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 12657
Joined: Oct 18th, 2015, 9:19 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Ka-El »

Here are some of the more benevolent predictions around the evolution of AI …
AI and Robotics Will Come Together
AI Will Help Create Fully Functional Robots
AI Technology Will Change Our Lives on a Personal Level
You’ll Have a Virtual Assistant
Your Face Will Become Your ID
Receive Better Medical Care
AI Responses Will Be More Empathetic
Caring for Children and the Elderly Will Be Easier
Hollywood May Become Obsolete

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, these innovations will likely be overshadowed by even greater advancements. While there’s no way to know for sure how far AI technology will advance, it does seem obvious that it will become an integral part of our lives. Already, we often use AI-driven technology without even realizing it.

https://hackernoon.com/what-to-expect-w ... 2aec311a54
When I retire I want to be careful not to play too much golf. Two rounds a day should be plenty.
BC Landlord
Übergod
Posts: 1864
Joined: Jul 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by BC Landlord »

Removed
Last edited by Catsumi on Aug 24th, 2021, 8:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Response to removed
User avatar
Ka-El
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 12657
Joined: Oct 18th, 2015, 9:19 am

Re: What we can expect in the third millennium

Post by Ka-El »

Removed

Our ability to tell if something is an AI generated fake news story or a deep fake video will be no better than random guessing,” said Yampolskiy. “This will have an unprecedented impact on our democracy and social cohesion as well as privacy, safety, and security issues. An explosion of social engineering attacks fueled by advanced chat bots, using realistic, and familiar voices combined with personalized profiling will target billions of users.”
There’s a very good possibility that the nations of the world will continue to fail to meet their climate targets and that the status quo approach to the environment will reign. In the place of internationally binding agreements and treaties, it’s likely that we’ll embark upon our first clumsy efforts to fix the environment through other means, namely the futuristic—and potentially risky—prospect of geoengineering. Proposed solutions include efforts to increase the reflectivity of clouds, the construction of giant space reflectors, ocean fertilization, introducing stratospheric aerosols, among other ideas. The trouble with geoengineering, however, is that we could completely screw it up and damage the climate even further. Also, once we start we won’t be able to stop. Fair to say, we should expect to see the prospect of geoengineering and proposed schemes to be actively debated during the 2020s.
Last edited by Catsumi on Aug 24th, 2021, 8:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Response to removed
When I retire I want to be careful not to play too much golf. Two rounds a day should be plenty.

Return to “Social Concerns”