#1
I was reading a bit of copypasta the other day concerning the future of Europe: it proposed that the Caliphate would be reestablished and Europe would separate into Islamic Western Europe and the staunchly anti-Islamic Russia. Although I reckon there's no chance of that happening, I got thinking on what the future of civilisation will bring.

So here it is: assuming there aren't any natural or supernatural things out of our control that threaten our existence at anytime in the future (i.e. 2012, apocalypse, meteor), what will the future of civilisation bring?
#2
There is no future of civilisation... Damn I've said too much!
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#3
Overpopulation is gonna be a bitch. I don't get why people aren't looking into how that's gonna destroy the world.
#4
The British Empire will return - That or nuclear war involving any of these countries: USA, Russia, or China, will destroy everything and my hours playing Fallout won't be for nothing.
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Europe would separate into Islamic Western Europe and the staunchly anti-Islamic Russia.


...Europe is more than Islam and Russia.

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Technology will decide the future state of civilisation....Technology will be the king of the future...it can control and also kill....it is upto the human race to choose between good and bad...technology can be used as weapons or for luxuries....Make your choice!
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Overpopulation is gonna be a bitch. I don't get why people aren't looking into how that's gonna destroy the world.

This .

But I don't think it'll get as bad as some might imagine, though it will get pretty bad in some areas where famine and pandemics will later really start to take its toll.
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Technology will decide the future state of civilisation....Technology will be the king of the future...it can control and also kill....it is upto the human race to choose between good and bad...technology can be used as weapons or for luxuries....Make your choice!

How about really convenient weapons?
#12
America will lose it's status of biggest force in the world, both influential and economical or they would have to go to war (with Europe or Asia)

The debt isn't gonna pay itself, and every day America continues to buy/live on credit (and this doesn't go just for the people, but the government also buys in credit)the dollar will decrease in value.

America's solution is printing more money, but when someone says, we don't' want dollars anymore (And that's partly happening with the economy changes today), the dollar will be worth almost nothing instantly if it catches on.


Overpopulation??

Nah not just yet, America has enough room to house at least half of the world, and Russia (siberia) as well.

It's just that they don't let just anyone in their country, which is nothing wrong with, but the earth is not even close to being overpopulated.

If they replace all stand alone houses with skyscrapers/flats, you got enough room for 10 billion more people, so meh.

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America will lose it's status of biggest force in the world, both influential and economical or they would have to go to war (with Europe or Asia)

The debt isn't gonna pay itself, and every day America continues to buy/live on credit (and this doesn't go just for the people, but the government also buys in credit)the dollar will decrease in value.

America's solution is printing more money, but when someone says, we don't' want dollars anymore (And that's partly happening with the economy changes today), the dollar will be worth almost nothing instantly if it catches on.



uh...no

Not to be an ignorant "Amurican" but no one will come to collect(invade), and therefore there would be no war.

and we ****ing know about inflation dude, we are not stupid.
#14
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How about really convenient weapons?


What do you mean by convenient weapons? first of all Nanotechnology...this is as far as science can go....creating weapons from scratch! i mean tiny microchips have been created that can transmit vast amounts of audio-visual data, they're like miniscule hidden cameras...and they're so tiny u can barely see them...do you know the potential of that! Robotic flies have already been created that have great penetrating cabaliites...

I mean i dont want to go into all the details...I'm just saying that there is so much controlling power with this kind of smart technology...This world can either come under the rule of one big dictator or through free thinking educated groups of people be led to a free-peaceful society..
I mean we as people of one planet need to really pay close attention to what technological advancements are happening around the world so that we can nip the negative aspects of technology in the bud...Its gonna get ugly methinks...GET EDUCATED!

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uh...no

Not to be an ignorant "Amurican" but no one will come to collect(invade), and therefore there would be no war.

and we ****ing know about inflation dude, we are not stupid.


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what will the future of civilisation bring?


hopefully the universal use of spellcheck....


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America will lose it's status of biggest force in the world, both influential and economical or they would have to go to war (with Europe or Asia)

The debt isn't gonna pay itself, and every day America continues to buy/live on credit (and this doesn't go just for the people, but the government also buys in credit)the dollar will decrease in value.

America's solution is printing more money, but when someone says, we don't' want dollars anymore (And that's partly happening with the economy changes today), the dollar will be worth almost nothing instantly if it catches on.


how so? if anything, america has proved that we THRIVE as an economy when we go to war (see great depression to WWII). not to mention no one is invading the US anytime soon. i suppose someone could try it, but alot of us have guns.

and i hate to break it to you, but america's economy isnt the only one going to shit. and say the american economy does go under, well the rest of the world's economy is going get hit very, very hard aswell. as a world economy, we are too integrated economically for the rest of the world to not tank if america does.
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