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ABC News Asks: Are We Living In The Last Century Of Our Civilization?'

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posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 11:13 AM
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ABC News Asks: Are We Living In The Last Century Of Our Civilization?'


abcnews.go.com

Are we living in the last century of our civilization? Is it possible that all of our technology, knowledge and wealth cannot save us from ourselves? Could our society actually be heading towards collapse?

According to many of the world's top scientists, the answer is yes, unless we take action now.

This September, in Earth 2100, a dramatic ABC News 2-hour broadcast, the greatest minds across the globe will join together in a countdown to the year 2100 to tell us what we must do to survive thenext century … And what may happen if we don't.
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posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 11:13 AM
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This looks like it will be very interesting. The problems that we can see now and predict we still are not dealing with. If we are to survive on this planet much longer these issues need to be addressed.

abcnews.go.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 11:27 AM
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And thirteen thousand years later, someone will be watching a news report on how they have found what looks like ancient technology, buried deep in a tell somewhere in a desert. Everything is a wheel.



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:30 PM
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I think this has happened before, and the elites know it. They have passed down their secret knowledge all along to prepare for when the time would come once again, for the footrpint of man to be wiped from the Earth.



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:31 PM
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The future of civilization...



www.youtube.com...

[edit on 6/14/0808 by jackinthebox]



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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Link no work.



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:45 PM
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That's really weird. It's still there. I have it running right now. But in-post it does indeed come up "no longer available." Don't know why. Here's the direct link...

www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:51 PM
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We could be living in the last century. A comet could come and wipe us out by tomorrow, or we could have a massive nuclear war. If we don't then we can count on technology's increase in speed to help us through the next century.
Who knows in 2100 we would be living on Mars.



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:54 PM
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This is idiotic. Climate change isn't going to end civilization as we know it, even if the doomsday scenarios come true.

This explains this nonsense: "Harvard University and Woods Hole climatologist John Holdrens says we cannot continue going down the same path."

Ever hear the expression "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing"?



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:55 PM
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There has always been the risk of some outside force, like a comet, wiping us out. This is the first time in history though, that man has the ability to destroy himself and the planet with it. We are in a technological crucible. Either we will become a full-fledged Type-I Civilization, or we will will be stillborn.



posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 12:59 PM
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I think climate change could be catastrophic, but I don't think we play as big a role in that as is fashionable to be portrayed these days. A new Ice Age might be inevitable, and a part of Earth's own standard life-cycle. Aside from a catastrophic nuclear war, which would certainly change the climate, I don't really think of this as being something we should be overly concerned about. Man has survived ice ages in the past. Many may die, it might even abort this current attempt at becoming a Type-I civilization, but I think we would live on.



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 08:13 AM
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Did anybody watch the little video at ABC? They are going to start an online discussion in connection to the TV show where there is a discussion on what to do about the issues facing the world... trying to encourage dialog to save the planet etc.



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by jackinthebox
That's really weird. It's still there. I have it running right now. But in-post it does indeed come up "no longer available." Don't know why. Here's the direct link...

www.youtube.com...

LOL! I literally laughed out loud when he started ranting about terrorists fearing the change to a type I civilization, thus they are terrorists.

I really dont think they give a s**t.



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 08:35 AM
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And therein lies an important difference for me to highlight in the media when compared to the rest of society;

It's not "What you can do to help" but "We're all gonna die!!!!".




posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 08:47 AM
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Really? Humans and our ancestors have lasted millions of years through unimaginable events, and these idiots are trying to tell me in the next 100 years it will all be over? Really? I suppose in 2000 we were supposed to have flying cars as well. This is just plain non-sense.


[edit on 15-6-2008 by yellowcard]



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 09:02 AM
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Argh...i turned it off as soon as I heard the word "terrorists." Im so tired of terrorist and those people that fear them and use them for any and every possible cause. In a sense, we are all terrorist and we can never defeat ourselves.

The "terrorist" are not our major problem when it comes to turning our planet into a Type 1 civilization. Its famine and genocide. There is no way we can move ahead as long as there are people still living in mud huts and cardboard boxes. To reach a true Type 1 status, everyone will have to put in effort and EVERYONE will have to have a minimal standard of living that only a few nations have aquired. As Im typing this tribal wars and starvation smother Africa and ineffectual leaders are crippling nations around the world with their ignorance and greed. Instead of pillaging impoverished nations to boost their own nations, the richer nations should be helping to better those nations. This will not happen anytime soon. We will not hit Type 1 status in 100 years. Our (the West) dependacy on oil and our depletion of developing nations has set us (the world) back much farther than I think most comprehend.

But, if the scientist think they can change the world, more power to them.

[edit on 15-6-2008 by emptee]



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 09:43 AM
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I'm really surprised that this post hasn't been better received.

I think it's very clear to me that we ARE at a crossroads.

If you watch the trailer, and check out the website, it's also clear that they aren't focused on global warming per se, but rather, pointing out what we all know: the future is going to be complicated, with a greater population, and that fact alone is enough. More competition for resources, for, what could be diminishing resources pending environment and management, this will fuel conflicts and wars.



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 09:58 AM
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Indeed since the last 2.3 million years or so we are in a natural cycle of ice ages and warm periods, due to the changing of the earth's orbit from a circle into a ellipse. Maybe if we ever are to become a type IV (if this is the type where we can change matter, spacetime and so on) we can keep the earth in a circle. But for now...

A lot of our technology does not work in extreme cold temperatures. And besides this, where will all the people go that live where the ice will be? Will they just be left to die? Will the third world countries where one needs to be to stay alive be capable of keeping the our current level of technology? And continue to evolve it?

These questions are in general, I do not presume you to answer them.



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 06:10 PM
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I think there's a strong possibility the end may be near, caused by man, not God. Mankind has a built-in tendency to fight amongst themselves and ignore things that we know are bad for us (smoking, nukes, importing oil from countries who want to destroy us, drugs, etc.)

But when I think of America as a broken, destroyed country with almost no economy some time in the future I always see a tombstone with the epitaph written "But we were poltically correct".



posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by jackinthebox
I think this has happened before, and the elites know it. They have passed down their secret knowledge all along to prepare for when the time would come once again, for the footrpint of man to be wiped from the Earth.

I've been meaning to open a thread on that very subject, after digging into some information I gleaned and compiled, but my relationship with freemasonry on this board is legendary and sadly, ultimately that is the forum and subject in which it would be most appropriate. It's an inevitable brawl I would like to avoid given the importance of the issue and I'm reluctant to spill it in public but, U2U me sometime jack, I'll tell you what I found.



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