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Will we make it to the year 2100? Reasons and Predictions.

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I guess there are only two choices here, we'll make it or we won't. I suppose a sort of third choice is what most Sci-Fi films depict--a ravaged earth and the survivors trying to stay alive.

If you think we'll make it another 80-90 years, I'm curious about what difficulties we'll need to overcome and decisions we'll have to make. Finally, maybe attempt to predict what we'll have then (dark matter energy, global network with brain implant access, disease cures, world cooperation, wormhole travel, living on another planet, etc.) or will it be complete chaos. . . might-makes-right, stuff.

And if you think we won't make it, why? What will end humanity and when?

Here's a doom and gloom scenario that may play out:

The earth will not be able to support the population expected by 2100.

We reached 1 billion around 1804. 123 years later in 1927 we hit 2billion. 33 years later in 1960 we hit 3 billion, and we've stayed at about a 13 year average for next billion, reaching the 7 billlion mark within the last year. The good news is the population rate is slowing. (The bad news is many people fighting to make birth control [of all sorts] illegal, so that anyime sex occurs, there is the possibility of pregnancy. If that tenet of religious go-forth-and-multiply actually applies to the world, it will change the growth dynanics to the equivalent of the penny-doubling savings plan: Save one penny today, save two pennies day two, save four pennies day 3, 8 pennies day 4 and so on. By day 31, you'll have deposit far more than $1 million in pennies. The same thing will happen to people.

Many scientists say 10 billion is our limit of sustainability. Some say it's up to 15 billion, but it's generally accepted that by around 2050, and 9 - 10 billion people, Things are going to get tough. Countries will be demanding resources for energy, manufacturing, and they will be competing for food and water. These conflicts will lead to war or wars at some global areas. probably in some NATO countries, which will involve us, if for no other reason than which country would we rather have around.

I predict by 2050 unless there is some way to create more food, clean water and unlimited energy, that we won't make it to 2100.
 
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I don't care about 2100 because I won't be here.

By 2100 the world will be completely different. An attempt will be made to reverse global warming through strategic deployment of massive ash fields into the sky. It will fail. The earth will gradually slow and the wavering of the poles by a few degrees will cause changes that will render most life impossible.

At that point we will learn if God exists.
 
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I look at the geo-political landscape today and how it may affect tomorrow.
And it aint pretty!

At some point, there will be another world war, one that is going to be more brutal than the first two.
One that will encompass all countries.
One that will pit sane people against the followers of muhammed.

And that war will not only kill off a few billion people or so, but will bring all industry, farming, fishing, etc, to a very minimum of activity.

But man will survive.
The bigger question is in what shape?
 
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YES, I think we will make it to 2100... and well beyond.

Throughout the course of evolution, limited resources and population overflow has driven species expansion and environmental adaptation.

From the oceans onto land, then across all temperate zones of the planet. When push literally comes-to-shove on Earth, we will colonize space; where there is no shortage of energy, or space to grow food.

Truth is, when I look at the vastness of the universe, and consider its unlimited energy and mineral resources, I say to myself...
WE NEED MORE PEOPLE!
 
YES, I think we will make it to 2100... and well beyond.

Throughout the course of evolution, limited resources and population overflow has driven species expansion and environmental adaptation.

From the oceans onto land, then across all temperate zones of the planet. When push literally comes-to-shove on Earth, we will colonize space; where there is no shortage of energy, or space to grow food.

Truth is, when I look at the vastness of the universe, and consider its unlimited energy and mineral resources, I say to myself...
WE NEED MORE PEOPLE!

The universe could use a little more life, but methinks we aren't going colonize anything outside of our atmosphere by 2050 unless we have some fantastic discoveries or inventions.
 
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Space Race 2.0 is brewing. I expect a bubble in the next decade (China on the moon, anyone?). Consider how fast we put a man on the moon when we put our minds to it.

The universe could use a little more life, but methinks we aren't going colonize anything outside of our atmosphere by 2050 unless we have some fantastic discoveries or inventions.
 
Interesting. Can you expand a little?

if you removed all coal power plants and replace them for nuclear plants, you will have loads more energy produce and the environmental impact would be a fraction of it.

in terms of food production, in the most "advanced" countries you have tons of food rotting everyday while they could be saved to feed the so called 3rd world.

but that won't be possible while lobbies still exist imo, until we find a way to co-exist even the tiniest problem will go on and on.
 
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if you removed all coal power plants and replace them for nuclear plants, you will have loads more energy produce and the environmental impact would be a fraction of it.

in terms of food production, in the most "advanced" countries you have tons of food rotting everyday while they could be saved to feed the so called 3rd world.

but that won't be possible while lobbies still exist imo, until we find a way to co-exist even the tiniest problem will go on and on.

You're talking about the need for social anarchism on a global level. I don't see that even happening successfully at a local level.

You can't even use the word socialist in the US without people wanting to give you a beat down.. even Libertarians mock it which is something I don't quite get. Modern libertarianism (tea-party) seems more aligned with corporatism than anything.
 
i didn't said it would be easy, just possible if people really wanted.
The problem is that we've had it pretty easy, and we're used to getting things the easy way. In this case, it's easier to let our government take what we need and look the other way. Canada and Mexico should start prepping for some hungry guests.

There may be tons of extra food today, but there won't be any in 2050 and 10 billion people. it will take millions of tons of food and much more water. As soon as people realize they may have to eat grass and mice if our government doesn't get tough, there's no way any food will be given away.
 
It's interesting that the emphasis placed on money may eventually be what plummets the world into chaos. What will happen when the food, water supplies get tight? What happens when fuel and electricity are so expensive that those manufacturing plants that can stay open charge so much for coats and shoes that most people can't afford them. That a life's worth of saving won't last more than a year or two at most. What happens when there are runs on banks when people realize there is only a short time left when paper money will buy anything at all? It's at that point that the world will fall into the modern dark ages. If that happens, it's going to be brutal. Might have your kids start stockpiling something small and crucial for trade and/or survival like small propane cigarette lighters, bullets and wool socks.

Yeah, I know . . . doom and gloom, but I'd rather people thought in terms of the near future and what may happen if we let it. You just never know.
 
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The scramble for gas and supplies in New York right now gives a very small glimpse into the future, except in the future the military won't be handing out free gas or food.

Yea they will, just not to guys like you and me.
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Peace,
Cy
 
I'm beginning to think nature is going to revolt and reject human-kind much sooner than I expected. All those nay-sayers and deniers of globl waming/climate change will soon be eating their words, and they'd better enjoy the taste of them because there's very good chance the farmlands of America and the whole planet will be seriously affected. Time to consider living underground and stock-piling MRE food, weapons, and lots and lots of ammunition. Gonna be a wild ride.
 
I am pretty sure we will make it even beyond that. I am sure future technology can repair today's damages.

Optimism is almost as helpful as laughter.


The kids in school that said that in the 80s did nothing.
The kids in school that said that in the 90s did nothing.

Its easier to want to be something than to be something.

Apathy is almost as helpful as optimism.


If we're putting our hopes on technology, we'd better learn how to travel faster than light so we can try again starting a few years ago.
 
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Looks like we survived the big 2012 scare. The end of the world won't be that easy. We'll see it coming, but might be too late to stop it. Most likely something biological, either by genetic mutation/engineering or released by an extremist in the name of whatever. Won't be pretty. Okay, that's enough doom and gloom. Who wants pie?
 
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