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Thread: The Long Emergency

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    The Long Emergency

    Wouldn't you say that the mad rush of events in the last 6,000 years starring the human race has been action packed? Everything from Mesopotamia, through the Roman Empire, through the Enlightenment to the Twin Towers, with a cast of billions--emperors, slaves, saviours, kinds, queens, armies, navies, conquest, murder, famine, art, science, revolution, comedy, tragedy, genocide, and Michael Jackson.

    The question is: What next?
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    You forgot that most noble of Romans - AGRIPPA !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland
    Ya forgot global warming.
    This is precisely what is next, amongst other things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equanimity
    I'm hoping it will be more like the Jetsons than Blade Runner.
    What energy will you use, and how will you acquire it, to power the flying cars?
    Last edited by Agrippa; 02-01-2008 at 12:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef
    You forgot that most noble of Romans - AGRIPPA !!!
    Noble? Are you sure?

    Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa's grandson Gaius is more commonly known as Emperor Caligula, and his great-grandson Luciusas, Emperor Nero.
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    I'm still waiting for my flying car and robotic maid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    Noble? Are you sure?

    Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa's grandson Gaius is more commonly known as Emperor Caligula, and his great-grandson Luciusas, Emperor Nero.
    So what you in effect are saying is that in 100 years you will no longer be known as a nice guy if you sow bad seeds along the way. Seems strange that the sins of the sons should be the sins of the father.

    Nero ? Wasn't he the guy in "Fiddler on the Roof" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    The question is: What next?
    Global tyranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef
    So what you in effect are saying is that in 100 years you will no longer be known as a nice guy if you sow bad seeds along the way. Seems strange that the sins of the sons should be the sins of the father.
    I'm well aware of my logical fallacy. I was attempting to 'decline' the compliment in a manly way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbodick
    I'm still waiting for my flying car and robotic maid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Roland
    And being able to teleport , and without having your molecules scrambled.
    Again, what energy will you use, and how will you acquire it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beautydigger
    Global tyranny.
    This is unprecedented; beautydigger and I agree on something.

    Is there anything that can be done about it?
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    The Doomalists will take over the world and humankind will commit collective suicide, ravaged by fear of apocalyptic scenarios which probably would never have happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBob
    The Doomalists will take over the world and humankind will commit collective suicide, ravaged by fear of apocalyptic scenarios which probably would never have happened.
    Planet Earth is run by sell-outs and perverts who serve the central bankers' plan to hijack humanity for their own bizarre, greedy and occult ends. They use the mass media and education to manipulate, distort and degrade us.

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    How do you know were're not all just dreaming this current world from inside our cocoon like pods, deep below the ground, while our life-force is sucked dry in order to power the sinister alien war that is taking place above us -- like in the Matrix

    Assuming everything is real, teleportation would be great. I would even settle for some genius figuring out how to get people on and off airplanes using ALL 8 doors, instead of just one.

    Also, how did the chinese build a wall that can last thousands and thousands of years, but in Montreal a newly paved street doesn't last five years... maybe the scientist who are trying to teleport laser beams could spend a couple weekends working on that one.

    It would be great if we could all have flying cars, but I would want a Japanese one... I can just imagine my US-clunker seizing up when I'm 500 feet off the ground. That would suck. I would ask the on-star lady for the coordinates of the nearest cemetary, so that I could just aim for it. I wonder what the on-star lady would say... She would probably be an automated computer voice by then and would just repeat back something like "You said "the nearest Ben and Jerry -- is that correct?"

    just spouting nonsense today... ignore this post.

    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBob
    The Doomalists will take over the world and humankind will commit collective suicide, ravaged by fear of apocalyptic scenarios which probably would never have happened.
    No, actually the capitalists have already taken over the world. And destroyed most of it.

    You're a fool if you plan to claim that the climate isn't changing, that peak oil is something to scoff at, that antibiotics aren't losing their efficacy.
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