Are you positive about humanity's future

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Are you positive about humanity's future?

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  2. Negative

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  1. proFits

    proFits Ancient Guru

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    Will we run out of minerals in our main (Earth) ?
    Are you positive about humanity's future?

    To explain, do you believe we will overcome the issues we are faced with as a race; might it be asteroids, the fact that we might not be able to produce a vehicle that can travel to another hospitable planet for us. Do you think the climate will wipe us out?

    It's a poll to see what or Gurus think.



    I'm asking this because of the LHC that is sort of discovering new things but nothing too interesting so far.
     
  2. Seref

    Seref Ancient Guru

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    No matter how far humanity comes, there will always be doom-sayers and people trying to convince the world that humanity is destined to be wiped out if yadda yadda yadda.

    I'm sure that day will come one day, but I'm also sure there will be a sign of some sort. Like the sun glowing bright red or the alien motherships on the horizon :D

    Anyway... Advancement happens at an exponential rate. Previous advancements let you make new advancements faster. For example, half the technology we have developed between 1940 and today probably wouldn't exist if it weren't for the creation of the computer.

    Take a look at the last 50 or so years. Humanity has done so much in such a short amount of time compared to the rest of our history. And it's only going to get more incredible with more time.
     
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    proFits Ancient Guru

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    I know. Hence why you see no vote for negative so far, I voted positive.

    But with all those tin-foil wearing lunatics, once is entitled to ask how much of the population (we'll go with G3D pop here) is affected.

    Don't get me wrong anything can happen, just that I don't think it'll happen in my lifetime
     
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    Leafblower Ancient Guru

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    I hate positive people negative people ftw.
     

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    Pablo Ancient Guru

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    Things are getting worse,

    Future is pretty much doomed.

    Glad im not 16 again, wouldnt wanna go through life again, the way things are now.
     
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    Keitosha Ancient Guru

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    Yeah!! Peter Molyneux FTW!!! :banana:
     
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    proFits Ancient Guru

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    Holy ****, started out 4-0 now it's 4-5 for the negatives XD
     
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    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    We're too superstitious, too tribalistic, too afraid of our own shadows to truly advance.
     
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    AndyMutz Master Guru

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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    No question about it, we're screwed :)
     

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    Negative.
    Its all about fairness. The world continues to be less and less fair. LESS people with MORE power/control. Rights are being taken away and democracies destroyed.
    But the good news is that the people need a crisis in order to demand a change! So if we live through it hopefully on the otherside it will be better! yay!

    PS. For me, technological advancements do NOT mean a positive future for id rather have a balanced fair society, that creates fullfilling lives for people than a third iPhone 62 to call all the friends i dont have! :p
     
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    IPlayNaked Banned

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    There's no reason to think that a third iPhone 62 doesn't create balanced, fulfilling lives.
     
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    I think our species will survive and continue to evolve. Our current culture seems to be in for a rough ride though.
     
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    oops, I guess the iphone was a symbol for our current materialistic, capitalistic system. And furthermore the current fascist capitalism dubbed Democracy that alot of us are currently living it.
     
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    TDurden Ancient Guru

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    Definitely positive for the near term no matter what happens. Humanity will survive, times be better or worse, but we will survive.
    For long term...who knows, even Universe might meet it's end someday
     

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    Wise words i just heard:
    1- The economy is to serve the people and not the people to serve the economy
    2- Development is about people and not about objects.
    3-Growth is not the same as development. And development does not neccessarily require growth.
    4- No economy is possible in the absence of eco-system services.
    5- The economy is a sub-system of a larger finite system, the biosphere. Hence permanent growth is impossible.
    Manfred Max-Neef.
    Im impressed! Need to get into more of his stuff...
     
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    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    sure, and.. nop im not positive about humanity's future, im positive about MY future ^^
     
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    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Put it this way, we will all be dead by the time the future really starts to decline, I'd worry about your kids/grandkids though...
     
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    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    the momment humanity gets out off the solar system and manage to survive outside our solar system their not gone be any end.

    anyway if always hoped if their gone be any end to humanity i sure hope its in my life time.

    i wanna see the end off the world my self ^_^
     
  20. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    Right now the outlook is very negative. Why? Its two simple reasons:

    1) mankind cannot agree and get along with one another
    2) mankind uses to many resources and reproduces to rapidly for our small planet

    We will never see an end to useless war, because mankind cannot get along. If you are religious or not, the problems are apparent. Many books of different faiths and world future forcasts elude to the same: mankind will likely destroy itself. If that doesn't happen first, mankind will continue to multiply and use every last bit of what the Earth has to offer, lleaving a barren planet that can provide us no more. Its only in the last decade we've heard much about "green living" and even still car manufacturers develop automobiles that pollute and use the Earths oil. These "Earth supplies" will not last forever.
     

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