Poll: Will we be around 1000 years from now?
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View poll results: Will we be around 1000 years from now?
Yes
68 41%
No
41 25%
It Depends
35 21%
I don't know/other
23 14%
Voters: 167.
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#2
I highly doubt it.

America will one day unfortunately stick its nose into something it doesn't need to worry about and get a nuclear war started, killing everyone in a mix of nuclear winter and radiation.

/"optimism"
#3
I think "I don't know" is the only appropriate answer. Although I think we most probably will be.

EDIT: actually 1,000 years is a long time. I dunno
Last edited by BenRaah at Apr 30, 2011,
#5
Quote by Somekid94
I highly doubt it.

America will one day unfortunately stick its nose into something it doesn't need to worry about and get a nuclear war started, killing everyone in a mix of nuclear winter and radiation.

/"optimism"



this


humanity tends to **** itself over
#8
Quote by Somekid94
I highly doubt it.

America will one day unfortunately stick its nose into something it doesn't need to worry about and get a nuclear war started, killing everyone in a mix of nuclear winter and radiation.

/"optimism"



New record for the pit??? 2nd post and already blamed America. lulz
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#10
Quote by p_c
New record for the pit??? 2nd post and already blamed America. lulz



i wonder why . . . . . .

/sarcasm
#11
Kinda hope not.
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#14
Little doubt about it. The human race seems to think every millenium is it's last millenium.
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#15
Quote by p_c
New record for the pit??? 2nd post and already blamed America. lulz

Uhh... Well to be honest, America really does do a lot of stuff we shouldn't...
#16
oh, please. 60 years from now our own creations will destroy the world.
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#17
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Uhh... Well to be honest, America really does do a lot of stuff we shouldn't...

"We" don't do shit. The people who control us do everything.
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#18
I believe it will! Hopefully living on different planets, maybe a different solar system. I like humanity, and have faith in it.
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#19
Quote by Somekid94
I highly doubt it.

America will one day unfortunately stick its nose into something it doesn't need to worry about and get a nuclear war started, killing everyone in a mix of nuclear winter and radiation.

/"optimism"


One day there will be peace on earth... we'll get bored of all the easy goingness and happy people so America will just nuke some country and then point the finger and blame someone else... its the american way!
#21
In 3011? I think so. Kind of wondering around 9595 if man is still gonna be alive.
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#22
angst, angst everywhere...


i see no reason to believe we wont be around.
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#23
Quote by laid-to-waste
oh, please. 60 years from now our own creations will destroy the world.


The first time I can legitimately say I agree with you.


I dunno about 1,000 years to be honest. I reckon we probably will. Just definitely not the same as we are. If we keep increasing at a nearly geometric rate then we'll eventually collapse in on ourselves and end up just a few ragged, primitive civilizations spread around. Or we'll initiate a nuclear holocaust, and end up like Fallout. Or we'll just depend on technology so much, that we regress back to a point where we cannot progress any further and what ^ ^ he said, we'll be destroyed by our own advancements.
#26
Humanity? Probably. I think we are pretty much at or near the point where humanity as a whole can not fail, there are just too many of us to wipe out.
I would expect that humans as a species will definitely be around in one way or another for more than the next thousand years, excluding planet earth being destroyed by an asteroid or some other unlikely cosmic event.
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#27
Quote by NoLaurelTree000
angst, angst everywhere...


i see no reason to believe we wont be around.


Perhaps the fact that global warming is inevitable given that our governments won't do anything about it and we will run out of every type of metal we can mine within 100 years.
#28
Quote by NoLaurelTree000
angst, angst everywhere...


i see no reason to believe we wont be around.


Asking a bunch of angsty teenagers their opinion on the fate of humanity is going to yield pretty predictable results haha
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#29
Think about what humanity is... We're already losing it.

Also, on a less "philosophical" note, the way we are reproducing and eating up resources and destroying the planet uh... i dont know maybe if we found another planet or something, and we jumped to it like a flea from a dead dog, we could survive. But at this rate i doubt that will happen. ....Or aliens. But would you help us our?
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#30
Definitely. We've survived for several thousand years now. What's another 1000? However, civilized living will probably be nonexistent
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#31
Quote by Dreadnought
Asking a bunch of angsty teenagers their opinion on the fate of humanity is going to yield pretty predictable results haha



The rationale in this thread is top quality. "Americas gona nukes da world yo" seems to be about the average response
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#32
Quote by beadhangingOne
If so, how? If not, why not?

I honestly don't know, I think it depends on a bunch of factors (climate change, efficiency, resources, food supply, etc.)

I don't think climate change will manifest in humanity ending consequences for a much longer time scale. Most likely we will be killed by some form of immediate ecocide (e.g. from overpopulation) or from nuclear warfare, most likely over control of basic resources.

This is all completely avoidable, of course. In fact, it wouldn't take all that much to prevent these things from happening. Yet, they remain very real threats.
#33
Humanity has potential to exist for several hundreds of thousands of years, even well beyond. Whether or not our culture and division amongst ourselves will allow that? Not sure, I remain optimistic though.
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#34
I voted 'It Depends', although we probably will be. There's an almost certain chance of total structural breakdown sometime along there, and a hugely slim chance of nuclear holocaust, but we can recover from the first and the second is so highly unlikely I'm not even sure why I mentioned it.
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#36
Quote by Dreadnought
I believe it will! Hopefully living on different planets, maybe a different solar system. I like humanity, and have faith in it.


Yeah, but by that point we'd have killed everyone with nuclear missiles because the Man is evil. It is the general consensus after all.

How are we supposed to inhabit other planets if we're dead?
#37
We're amazingly adaptable as a species so as long as the world is around I'd be pretty confident in humanity surviving.
#38
Quote by severed-metal
Yeah, but by that point we'd have killed everyone with nuclear missiles because the Man is evil. It is the general consensus after all.

How are we supposed to inhabit other planets if we're dead?

Our spirits will. You need to brush up on your scientology, maaan.
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#39
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Our spirits will. You need to brush up on your scientology, maaan.

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Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#40
Quote by Guitar Sushi
Perhaps the fact that global warming is inevitable given that our governments won't do anything about it and we will run out of every type of metal we can mine within 100 years.


im quite certain that metal isnt essential to survival. and for global warming to kill off humanity it would essentially need to eradicate all plant life on earth which we would really need to try to do.

sure some catastrophe might happen that reduces the population or sets us back a bit, but to wipe out all of humanity? yeah thats not going to be too easy to do.
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