What Will Happen Before The Year 2050?

Submitted by: fancylad 9 months ago in Science Tech Weird


That's all within 32 years -- you'll probably be around for all of this.
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Male 1,709
This is about as believable as THE WORLD OF TOMORROW! from the 1950s
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Male 2,127
squidbush But didn't quite a few of the "predictions" from that actually end up coming true? Admittedly, they didn't happen on the timeline they predicted, or exactly how they predicted, but some of them DID happen.
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Male 1,709
whosaidwhat Some did but in the most annoying way possible.
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Male 2,127
squidbush Very true...
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6,572
Mars is incapable of sustaining life because of the radiation and extreme cold. Living there would be so expensive. Unless they come up with some way to mine precious resources it's a  Zero Sum game.
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Male 6,496
dm2754 It just got a little easier. They've found water on Mars that is reachable. They could coat their habits with ice to keep the insides sealed tight and at a livable temperature. 
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Male 7,295
markust123 or even a form of piecrete a mix of ice and soil
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Male 2,127
thezigrat Or just watch Total Recall. They show how to build viable colonies on Mars....
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Male 326
whosaidwhat Bwahaha! Nice.
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Female 9,772
Here's hoping we don't blow each other up first. 

I don't even want to think how old I will be in 2032...
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panth753 we're always blowing each other up nothing new there.
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Male 7,295
The human race will not have anything to worry about in 5050
Human race will have their needs met
No more over population no more starvation war sickness or stife. Humans will live more simpler lives
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Male 44,893

What Will Happen Before The Year 2050?

I just hope I have sex before then.

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Male 6,958
There is no way Mickey mouse will enter the public domain, if the mouse falls, EVERYTHING falls, and as long as their are politicians to bribe, that will never come to pass.
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Male 925
I think they missed the part where Disney will manage to push copy write protections back another 20 years.  :P
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1,061
The game ends when we reach 2050, the civilisation that has the overall highest score wins!
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Male 326
layla_wilson Just listen for the replay knock...lol! ...pinball? anyone? I’m old. 
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Male 4,377
layla_wilson Unless you click that "Just one more turn" button.

But, of course, should a civilization colonize mars, they will win as well (going by Civ VI Science victory)
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Male 9,462
layla_wilson lollllllll
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Male 418
According to many leaders in the tech industry the emergence of a super AI within the next 30 years is a virtual certainty.  This will be the greatest impact in human life since the agricultural revolution. The real debate is whether to be optimistic or pessimistic.  One think this will lead to paradise on earth and others think it wil be the doom of humanity.  Sam Harris warns that the race for super AI could be more intense than the race for nuclear weapons.  One political power supported by Super AI would easily dominate the world in every manner, militarily, economically, politically, scientifically.  It is remarkable.
Tim Urban uses a great simile, describing if you condensed all of human history to a 750 page book being read by an alien the book would be boring as hell until everything interesting starts happening in the last half of the last page which ends at the present.  The brief moment of time since the industrial revolution is only going to get more intense, good or bad.
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Male 2,127
Roland No, the real debate is one that applies to many situations, and usually gets ignored. Too many people are so worried about "can we", and never even BEGIN to think about "should we". Yes, there are many potential benefits to AI, but what about the potential pitfalls? Skynet, anyone?
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Male 418
whosaidwhat The immense power of AI is unlikely to appear as killer robots.  It is more the ability to permeate any device on the net, and even more so, the ability to exploit every aspect of human psychology to manipulate us into anything.
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Male 2,127
Roland I tend to agree, I was just using Skynet as an example. My original statement still stands: the most important question isn't always "can we", but rather "should we".
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Male 7,295
whosaidwhat Colossus is more likely to happen than Skynet
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Male 2,127
thezigrat Not familiar with Colossus, but I assume its something similar to Skynet?
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Male 7,295
whosaidwhat without the terminators
It is a great movie you should see it
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Male 2,127
thezigrat Never heard of it, but I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Male 12,905
i doubt many of these predictions will come to pass.
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Male 1,724
monkwarrior Yeah, I just can't see those Olympic and Soccer World Cup events actually being hosted in those cities.  There's just no way those predictions are going to work out.
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Male 12,905
punko there were more predictions than those.
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Male 9,462
Yikes in 2050 i'll be 60....
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Male 2,252
normalfreak2 right where I am now.  
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Male 891
normalfreak2 And I'll be dead... hopefully
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Male 9,462
fuad119 awww I like you being alive though!
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Male 7,295
normalfreak2 humans taste better alive
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Male 2,552
fuad119 In 2050 I'll be 94. If I'm alive I'm sure I'll be wishing I were dead.
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Male 242
scheckydamon think of all the genetically modified pig-bits they'll be able to fill you with.
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Male 2,552
elgabalo Soylent green is people!
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Male 326
scheckydamon Most fiber cereals too!
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Male 7,295
scheckydamon Well you ARE what you eat
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Male 7,295
elgabalo then he will no longer be kosher and taste like pork
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