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So I just hit the redo button. All of mankind's history has just been erased. All memories of social injustice are gone. No more memories of racial oppression. No nationalistic superiority complexes. We all wake up tomorrow with the promise of a new beginning. There is no hatred towards our fellow man.

How long before we all start killing each other again?

How long till petty differences divide us again?

Or could we go forward as a species without turmoil?

Could we live in peace with each other?

Are we doomed to renew the cycle of hatred and intolerance.

This thread was inspired by a conversation I just had with the wisest person on the planet. My wife.
I couldn't answer her without my personal biases coming into play. Can you?
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That's undo not redo. >.<


And we would still fight. It wouldn't be very long.


Even under those circumstances I can't see world peace being real.
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That's undo not redo. >.<


And we would still fight.

I'm undoing the redo


On topic: Are you saying we're starting all over, with a female and a male, or that there's still 6 billion of us on the planet?
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#9
Depends. actually, if you answered dimebagliveson's question, it will make this easier to answer/give my opinion
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#10
I doubt it. Maybe we'd last a few days before something serious happens, but it would just go downhill from there.

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On topic: Are you saying we're starting all over, with a female and a male, or that there's still 6 billion of us on the planet?
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If there is no history what would repeat?
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#15
Well, there have always been fights since the beginning of man. So a fresh start would just lead to eventual fighting. 6.5 billion people. Some are bound to get in an argument.


/philosophatizin'
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#16
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I'm undoing the redo


On topic: Are you saying we're starting all over, with a female and a male, or that there's still 6 billion of us on the planet?

6 billion of us wake up tomorrow with no idea of what happened yesterday or before.
We have no concept of racial/social/nationalistic ideals.
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#17
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#18
Do we have all of our current technology, or are we hunter/gatherers? I think we'd start killing each other as as soon as we have enough free time not spent trying to survive.
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6 billion of us wake up tomorrow with no idea of what happened yesterday or before.
We have no concept of racial/social/nationalistic ideals.

In that case, there would be a lot less culture clashing, and we still have mass communication. I could actually see a world wide government forming, one nation.
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#20
How long before we all start killing each other again?
the moment we see each other.

How long till petty differences divide us again?
when we have nothing better to do. We are made like that.

Or could we go forward as a species without turmoil?
No we cannot

Could we live in peace with each other?
no. we werent made to be this way.

Are we doomed to renew the cycle of hatred and intolerance.
Yes we are.
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6 billion of us wake up tomorrow with no idea of what happened yesterday or before.
We have no concept of racial/social/nationalistic ideals.

It would start with violence from fear, lead to small colonization, and tribal feuding, eventually leading to larger empires. Europe wouldnt start with all the power though, seeing as we have a large multi-racial population in all countries. Less discrimination, less hate, but still fighting over territory and fighting for greed.
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Do we have all of our current technology, or are we hunter/gatherers? I think we'd start killing each other as as soon as we have enough free time not spent trying to survive.

Current technology. The only thing that has changed is our current reasons for hatred and feelings of superiority.
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If there is no history what would repeat?


History doesn't literally repeat. But it goes back to the saying of "Those who do not understand history, are doomed to repeat it." Without the lessons of history available we would definitely fall into the same traps. even with history to learn from most don't study it, and we see the the same group of problems repeating themselves.
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#25
Natural tendency to group together, someone will power trip and hence new leader, over time start to associate foreign things with potential danger, alienate anything different due to last point including people who 'look different' (you know it's true), etc. etc.

I mean obviously some things would be different, but we're a pretty stupid species that tends to always resolve to primal instinct in times of danger. And when you're starting from scratch out of nowhere...yeah I'd be scared. I'd resort to instinct. And the above is my instinct.


EDIT: And yes, I stand by this even with the availability of all the technology we have at hand because we wouldn't understand the purpose for most of it. What the hell is a primitive being going to do with a laptop or an XBOX 360? Maybe throw it at something else.

Double edit: Oh dang, I totally misunderstood this thread. We still have language and an idea of what a functioning society would be, just none of the bad history....ah...never mind my rant then.
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#26
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If there is no history what would repeat?


You only said memories, not time.
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Current technology. The only thing that has changed is our current reasons for hatred and feelings of superiority.

Then I think we'd get right back to where we are now. With astonishing speed.
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#28
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So I just hit the redo button. All of mankind's history has just been erased. All memories of social injustice are gone. No more memories of racial oppression. No nationalistic superiority complexes. We all wake up tomorrow with the promise of a new beginning. There is no hatred towards our fellow man.

How long before we all start killing each other again?

How long till petty differences divide us again?

Or could we go forward as a species without turmoil?

Could we live in peace with each other?

Are we doomed to renew the cycle of hatred and intolerance.

This thread was inspired by a conversation I just had with the wisest person on the planet. My wife.
I couldn't answer her without my personal biases coming into play. Can you?

well. thanks for change "my" quote in your sig
#29
I think it would either be a great society where everyone loves each other due to the common need to survive, or it would go to hell in a hand basket within a week. I just don't want to be there when some morons find a nuke and start throwing shit at it until something happens.
#30
I don't believe in a deterministic future. I think if we kept current technology but erased our past prejudices then perhaps we would not sink into another cycle of "hatred and intolerance" I believe this because I think that current technology doesn't require us to be as individualistic as we once were. We don't need to stand on other people's backs to feed ourselves and our families anymore. The internet means that I can communicate with people from all walks of life.

I think that a fresh start would be a brilliant thing for the human race =)
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In that case, there would be a lot less culture clashing, and we still have mass communication. I could actually see a world wide government forming, one nation.


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How long before we all start killing each other again?
the moment we see each other.

How long till petty differences divide us again?
when we have nothing better to do. We are made like that.

Or could we go forward as a species without turmoil?
No we cannot

Could we live in peace with each other?
no. we werent made to be this way.

Are we doomed to renew the cycle of hatred and intolerance.
Yes we are.


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It would start with violence from fear, lead to small colonization, and tribal feuding, eventually leading to larger empires. Europe wouldnt start with all the power though, seeing as we have a large multi-racial population in all countries. Less discrimination, less hate, but still fighting over territory and fighting for greed.

Seems to be a bit of hope amidst the doom sayers.

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History doesn't literally repeat. But it goes back to the saying of "Those who do not understand history, are doomed to repeat it." Without the lessons of history available we would definitely fall into the same traps. even with history to learn from most don't study it, and we see the the same group of problems repeating themselves.

If there is no history to understand how do we learn from it? Doesn't history promote violence?
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This thread was inspired by a conversation I just had with the wisest person on the planet. My wife.

She ain't half bad to look at either.

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6 billion of us wake up tomorrow with no idea of what happened yesterday or before.
We have no concept of racial/social/nationalistic ideals.

We'd turn on the television, see a History Channel special airing something on WWII, look to the recorded history books, and figure things out fairly quickly, and maybe even come up with some new creative racial slurs.
#33
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If there is no history what would repeat?

before the first murder there was no history either. Humanity would not be able to sustain a state of on going peace because we are inherently self interested. Especially if there are still 6 billion people on the world we would not last more than a half hour before our first break of peace. even though its sad its wat we are. We can still hope for days of pure peace.
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Then I think we'd get right back to where we are now. With astonishing speed.

I think you're right. But wouldn't it be great to see if it did happen. I would love to see if we're better than I think we are.

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#35
I don't think people understand. We still have the technology, but we have no memory. If you woke up from a 30 year coma you wouldn't know what to do with an Xbox would you? The only way you'd know is if someone told you how it worked, but no one else remembers how the Xbox works, so it effectively becomes a heavy white or black rock.
#36
prejudice is something we have in order to survive. deny it all you want, our ability to look at someone and judge whether they are a threat or not is detrimental to our survival.
people will gather with those who look like themselves thus dividing people once again. etc etc shit storm.
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I don't think people understand. We still have the technology, but we have no memory. If you woke up from a 30 year coma you wouldn't know what to do with an Xbox would you? The only way you'd know is if someone told you how it worked, but no one else remembers how the Xbox works, so it effectively becomes a heavy white or black rock.

I was under the same impression...read carefully. All he's saying is that our social history is wiped, our memory and everything is still there. Our languages, our currency, or society, etc., it's all there. Just no history or knowledge of our negative past.
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#39
we learn from our mistakes, and since our past mistakes of hatred and intolerance would be forgotten, I think the planet would quickly become far worse than it is today.
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I was under the same impression...read carefully. All he's saying is that our social history is wiped, our memory and everything is still there. Our languages, our currency, or society, etc., it's all there. Just no history or knowledge of our negative past.

Indeed. How long will it take for us to start the ball rolling again or would we be like Bill and Ted and be excellent to each other?
I don't know the answer.
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