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 scorpiomover
Joined: 4/19/2007
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1) Local papers are dying out quicker than nationals. Eventually, newspapers will be replaced by news from the internet.

2) As much as TV is assumed to be dying out, it's just as strong than ever. But it is splitting, with much TV coming from user-generated content via the internet, much TV based on "the format", such as Millionaire, which is now airing in over 100 countries, and much TV is moving to be viewed from the internet. I think that eventually, all TV will be accessed from the internet, and it will be split between sources like U-Tube, game show programmes like Millionaire and American Idol, reality TV programmes, and dramas that you can pick from the internet.

3) I'd agree that we are moving towards a global currency. But it is a slow death. Individual currencies are used to print money as a source of funding. This method has been used by most countries to solve their deficit problems. But when a country adopts as its main currency, a foreign currency that it does not control, it has to learn to do without being able to print more money, and as a result, it has to deal with any deficits it has, by hard decisions, like raising taxes, or cutting services, even if this makes the country worse, because it doesn't have any possibility of printing more money, as it doesn't control its main currency. So before we can have a global currency, all countries will have to learn to live within their means. That is a very hard thing to do, as it means that you cannot get what you want anymore, even if your life depends on it, unless you saved up for it first. It's just not feasible to have a global currency, until we kill off the Age of Credit. But, with no credit, businesses cannot trade as quickly, because they have to wait to get paid, to get more stock. So the economy slows. Eventually, our economies will slow to the speed of the pre-Credit days, like when we were living in agricultural societies. So yes, we're heading for one currency, but only once we are back to slow-moving economies, with no credit, and very few government services.

4) I doubt that drugs will cease. The main reason why people buy drugs is to get off their heads. People still feel they need to get drunk, or do something crazy, just to take the pressure off. Until we find a way of giving everyone a lifestyle they can be entirely happy with by choice, without feeling the need for anything more, people are going to keep turning to drugs, and as long as there are people who want drugs, there will be people who will sell them, and as long as there are people who will sell them, there will be wars between competitors. The only way these won't be violent, is if they are all legal, and have those wars within law trials. So the only way that such wars can be avoided is if all drugs are made legal, including crack, and crystal meth. That's something I just cannot see happening soon.

5) Some teenager DID discover fission. One teen found an easy source of radioactive material (I won't tell you how, in case terrorists read this), and built a small version of a nuclear reactor in his back garden. Eventually, it drew the attention of the authorities and they had to cart the reactor away and decontaminate the whole neighbourhood. It cost something like $750,000, just for a very small one.

6) I think that SETI are going to have to justify their funding more and more in the future.

My predictions:

Within 20 years:

All news and TV will be watched via the internet.

Most births will be from ultra-religious people or very poor people, resulting in voting appealing to the majority, the very poor and the ultra-religious.

Most people will come from very conservative religious families, or divorced parents.

Most people in university will be the rich, and the rest will come from scholarships.

"Staying together" will be something only "religious nutcases" do.

China will become the #1 superpower in the world, followed by Russia as #2, and India as #3. America will come in #10, following the UK as #9, and Canada as #8.

Special "f*ck clubs" will open up, where you go there specifically to get a f*ck on the premises, and where you have to prove you are single to get in.

Having dodgy genes will mean higher insurance.
 Gwendolyn2010
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 9
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Posted: 4/10/2009 5:53:02 PM
- There will be a pill (or a method) to prevent obesity
- Religion will not die out, but Xtianity will morph into a religion where Christ becomes a symbol rather than a historical personage
- I will start my pagan nunnery and a new religion will be born
- Wars in the Middle East will not stop
- In some areas of the world, environmental issues will become even more important
- We will either advance technologically or
- There will be a total breakdown of society and technology

The last two are called hedging one's bets.
 Gwendolyn2010
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 10
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Posted: 4/12/2009 10:41:45 AM

Dumbing down of society as the insipid and hindered amongst us procreate faster than the educated.


Dumbing down doesn't come from the lack of education; it comes from being stupid.

- An increase in those getting post-secondary education, but a decrease in cognitive skills for educated people due to the open door policy of community colleges.
 FrogO_Oeyes
Joined: 8/21/2005
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Posted: 4/27/2009 8:50:39 PM
I prophesy that the intellectuals among us will flock to the Mad Church of Fiddler, in awe of the accuracy of His Great Words of Truth! Of course, we shall only remain faithful so long as the evidence remains empirical and the logic non-fallacious.

Followers of other churchs will ultimately be "elevated" to the heavenly lives foretold by their own dei...er...nevermind. Mud huts, squalor, and philosophical gruntings achieved through the reliable predictable "truths" of their apostles.
 Go Rin No Sho
Joined: 1/9/2009
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Posted: 4/29/2009 6:22:29 PM
(PSSSST....over here)

Don't tell anyone, but the Earth ended thousands of years ago!

All you are experiencing is unresolved consciousness caught in the time / space continuum rift forever....

"All that has happened has happened before and will happen again."

Don't tell anyone, O.K.?
 scorpiomover
Joined: 4/19/2007
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Posted: 5/2/2009 4:31:53 AM
RE Msg: 50 by SEEKEMMANUELLE:
Posted: 5/1/2009 11:02:21 PM
Prophesy Jerusalem and Israel will be levellled by a 11.9 Ricter earthquake in August 2010
There will be few survivors.

A pestilence N1H1 bred from pigs will wipe all the inhabitants of Israel and an Aleutian island.
Very interesting that you write, considering that swine flu is here. But what is more interesting, is that it seems to be attacking the US, the UK, Ireland, and most of the world, with equal strength as its attacking Israel. If it wipes out all the inhabitants of any one land, it seems that it will probably put out the US and the UK, and Ireland, as well.
 WanderingRain
Joined: 3/9/2008
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Posted: 5/14/2009 10:51:48 PM
Hot robot women with real flesh like in A.I.
 Twill348
Joined: 12/20/2008
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Posted: 6/12/2009 4:26:10 PM
"In addition to that, our society has developed in an unsustainable way and I think we are starting to reach the breaking point of how long you can exist with poorly built systems. Instead of fixing our systems, we have created more and more and more rules to try to compensate for their faults instead of dealing with the actual problems. "

This is because, in a time of rapid scientific progress, it makes no sense at all to fix existing systems. Better to use them to failure, then build a new, better system. So your point is wrong, this is a sign of adaptability, not failure.
 Twill348
Joined: 12/20/2008
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Posted: 6/12/2009 4:28:50 PM
Cancer in mice will be found to be caused by men in white lab coats.
 JustDukky
Joined: 7/8/2004
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Posted: 6/12/2009 4:53:09 PM

Better to use them to failure, then build a new, better system.


Does this mean they're gonna outlaw private central banks and introduce (finally!) a social credit monetary system ?
 Twill348
Joined: 12/20/2008
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Posted: 6/12/2009 8:14:16 PM
"Does this mean they're gonna outlaw private central banks and introduce (finally!) a social credit monetary system ?"

Well, that's how they do it on Jupter! :)

On the other hand, they also have kids fend for themselves until age 15, so maybe not.
 Twill348
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Posted: 6/12/2009 8:57:06 PM
People will stop beleiving in global warming and start beleiving in the next incredibly stupid thing.

Increasingly, econmic problems will be shown to be the problem of too many people for too few jobs. An economic system based on growth will become unworkable.

The notion that work is needed for self worth, will fade away. Most people will not be able to produce anything, leading to all sorts of social problems.

A minimum standard of living will be established in the developed countries. Borders will be closed. Those nations that do not close their borders will cease to exist as nations.

In the developed countries, IQ will raise 50 points on average, due to new medical advances.

True, self aware AI, based on brains on a chip.

Troops will not be sent abroad to fight wars; rather, missles will be sent, with targeting information supplied when needed. National security will become something you can buy. Wars will be short and horrific.

The Islamic problem will fade away, too few young men will be born to Islamic nations to keep up the supply to the cause.

Some Arab, or Muslim, countries, will accelerate away from the others, and the others will be horrible examples of backwardness and depravity, even worse than, say, New York or California.

An explosion of options for the energy problem, which will also fade away, seen as the greatest example of mass panic over nothing in modern times.

Bullets that can take out a room, hand grenades that can destroy a city block. Conventional missles as lethal as nuclear.

Planet wide, interferomic waveweapons, able to destroy anything anywhere instantly.

Better shampoo.

A cure for most cancers.

Magnetic transmission of electricity, planet wide, recognizing Tesla as the greastest genius ever produced by humanity.

At the end of the Mayan calander, I will laugh so hard.

J.J. Abrams will be killed by outraged Star Trek fans.

No time travel.

No "extra" dimensions discovered.

Digital computers will be seen as toys, analog computers will be all the rage.

Communication with the dead, will be established, but discovered to be useless and futile. Death will be feared even more, as the death of intellect, except for J. J. Abrams, whose intellect died while he was alive. Immortality will be the goal of the next century.
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