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Blade556
03-27-2005, 04:52 AM
I've been watching one too many sci-fi video's lately, but I have to point a few things out.

1) People will not be living in a robotic utopia in 2050, with gigantic skyscrapers and monorails, nor will they ever be.

2) Nobody is going to build a reploid, or robots that look like people...Unless they were very big, shaq-like people.

3) There will be no cataclysmic war to end humanity. As stupid as people are, they're not THAT stupid to start nuclear war.

4) Nobody is going to clone a full human being, because, quite frankly, it will only cause problems, like what to do with the clone. Whoops, it's just like dealing with abortion, didn't see that one coming, did you? Oh, how taboo of me...

After all those being said, I will now describe how the world will go about living.

People will continue to live in houses.

They will build ships capable of light speed, and make them redundant by manipulating string theory to create portals to other parts of the universe.

Robots will not be look like your average human. They will look like Shaq.

We will inadvertently come into alien space, we will make peace, but never understand their culture and thus create a friction between us and probably start a war because of our arrogance.

The end.

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Danoz
03-27-2005, 05:01 AM
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We will inadvertently come into alien space, we will make peace, but never understand their culture and thus create a friction between us and probably start a war because of our arrogance.

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Why are the aliens always so god-like and utopian in these mindless predictions? Why are they always so incredibly far beyond humanity in every way? I'll be the first to say it. If we find alien life, they won't be anywhere near as advanced as us. They'll be the assholes who start an interstellar war with their arrogance.

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pipes
03-27-2005, 05:59 AM
Yeah if we find them first they must suck. Really if there is any life. I am going to bet its some crazy animal or somthing smaller.

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puduhead
03-27-2005, 08:02 AM
> 1) People will not be living in a robotic utopia in 2050,
> with gigantic skyscrapers and monorails, nor will they ever
> be.

Monorails are still a good idea for public transportation. I've ridden Seattle's. Correct me if I'm wrong, I think they're expanding it.


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Dark Macc
03-27-2005, 08:49 AM
> Monorails are still a good idea for public transportation.
> I've ridden Seattle's. Correct me if I'm wrong, I think
> they're expanding it.

Lyle Lanley: Well, sir, there's nothing on earth
Like a genuine,
Bona fide,
Electrified,
Six-car
Monorail!
What'd I say?

Ned Flanders: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: What's it called?

Patty+Selma: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: That's right! Monorail!

[crowd chants `Monorail' softly and rhythmically]

Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud...

Lyle Lanley: It glides as softly as a cloud.

Apu: Is there a chance the track could bend?

Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.

Barney: What about us brain-dead slobs?

Lyle Lanley: You'll be given cushy jobs.

Abe: Were you sent here by the devil?

Lyle Lanley: No, good sir, I'm on the level.

Wiggum: The ring came off my pudding can.

Lyle Lanley: Take my pen knife, my good man.

I swear it's Springfield's only choice...
Throw up your hands and raise your voice!

All: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: What's it called?

All: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: Once again...

All: Monorail!

Marge: But Main Street's still all cracked and broken...

Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!

All: Monorail!
Monorail!
Monorail!

[big finish]

Monorail!

Homer: Mono... D'oh!

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UncleOral
03-27-2005, 02:12 PM
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Yeah if we find them first they must suck. Really if there
is any life. I am going to bet its some crazy animal or
somthing smaller.


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Bah, I'm willing to bet aliens already know about us.
Really now, who would want to make contact with a race who can't even make peace with it's own?
We are probably shunned like the plague by interstellar pioneers.

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Danoz
03-27-2005, 02:19 PM
Either that or they consider our internal polarization a stage in development. That is much more likely if they are so advanced.

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UncleOral
03-27-2005, 04:55 PM
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Either that or they consider our internal polarization a
stage in development. That is much more likely if they are
so advanced.


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Same thing.
Problem is though, our current heading is self-destruction. I'd prefer a development that didn't wipe out our species, but I seem to be in the minority.

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Goku
03-27-2005, 05:06 PM
> 1) People will not be living in a robotic utopia in 2050,
> with gigantic skyscrapers and monorails, nor will they ever
> be.

Utopia, no. Giant SkyScrapers and tall buildings already exist in major urban sectors. There will more of them built. Monorails or other forms of mass transportation may also be build, especially considering the oil situation.

> 2) Nobody is going to build a reploid, or robots that look
> like people...Unless they were very big, shaq-like people.

I dont know. I was watching a bit of Japan week on Discovery Canada and there are Universities and Organisations there trying.

> 3) There will be no cataclysmic war to end humanity. As
> stupid as people are, they're not THAT stupid to start
> nuclear war.

Yes, but were stupid enough to strap explosives to our body and blow ourselves up on busses to kill people of a different ethnic group.

Were stupid enough to round up people, work them nearly to death, and then shove them in gas chambers when their usefullness ends.

Were stupid enough to make people who are of a different race slaves.

Were stupid enough to start a nuclear war - especially rationalized in the name of god.

> 4) Nobody is going to clone a full human being, because,
> quite frankly, it will only cause problems, like what to do
> with the clone.

Your right, not because of the problems it would cause (it would cause them), but because the technology to accelerate growth and copy a persons conciousness dose not exist!

> People will continue to live in houses.

Ofcourse but more and more people will get stuck in living in apartments.

> They will build ships capable of light speed, and make them
> redundant by manipulating string theory to create portals to
> other parts of the universe.

Your stretching. Much to far in the future to even know if either is possible


> Robots will not be look like your average human. They will
> look like Shaq.

No, In Japan they have a robot that looks like a human person right now. It is in a lab and acts like a receptionist. It cannot move from behind its desk because the aircompressors that allow it to move are not located in its body. The robot looks very human for a robot. The fact is they are attempting to make robots that look human.

> We will inadvertently come into alien space, we will make
> peace, but never understand their culture and thus create a
> friction between us and probably start a war because of our
> arrogance.

Who knows that communication will even be possible if we meet another sentient being. Who knowsif there are other sentient beings out there!


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Isildur
03-27-2005, 05:46 PM
> Utopia, no. Giant SkyScrapers and tall buildings already
> exist in major urban sectors. There will more of them
> built.

I find that one of the most striking differences between the architecture in early 20th C. illustrations of the future and the actual skyscrapers of today is that the artists greatly overestimated how interconnected buildings would be, above ground level.

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cbxweb
03-28-2005, 04:50 AM
Hey you never really know what will happen soon. I mean do you think your elders (50 years plus) would think they could fit a whole movie and more on a 3 inch peice of plastic and look better then the cinemas they seen then?

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Blade556
03-28-2005, 09:54 PM
> In reply to:
> Same thing.
> Problem is though, our current heading is self-destruction.
> I'd prefer a development that didn't wipe out our species,
> but I seem to be in the minority.
>

Au contraire. We all want peace. But everyone wants it their way or the highway.

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Fla Flash
03-28-2005, 10:28 PM
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Au contraire. We all want peace. But everyone wants it
their way or the highway.

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Therin lies the problem.


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03-28-2005, 10:29 PM
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sephiroth111
03-29-2005, 04:26 AM
> Either that or they consider our internal polarization a
> stage in development. That is much more likely if they are
> so advanced.

kinda like the undeveloped planet treaty in StarOcean 1 and 2?
meh, if i had to say anything, take a look at nexus: the jupiter incident. the story is actually rather believable though it bordes on star * sometimes.

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