It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

No Future?

page: 1
5
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 09:55 PM
link   
It is 2009, 100 years from now it will be 2109. I wonder what it will be like 100 years from now? Flying cars? Teleporters? Robots?

To be honest I can't envision the world 100 years from now, I can't even envision it 20 years from now. Its as if subconsciously I have accepted that there is either no future, and the end is near, or that such a dramatic shift in existence is about to happen that the future really is irrelevant.

My point is that I have noticed a sudden disinterest in goal based ideals throughout the world.

-People are giving up college educations for dead end jobs, with minimum wage.
-People are spending money they normally wouldn't spend on items they normally wouldn't buy.
-People have become overly indecisive with every day choices, constantly hearing people say "I -don't know what I want." or "I can't make up my mind."
-In the midst of disasters both internationally and domestically, people are still calm and collected, and feel like they are bracing themselves for something worse.




posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 10:21 PM
link   
I'd have to agree with you. I've noticed the same trend and I have felt the same way.

However I can attribute it really to my life. I have come to find that as time goes on, things seem to get worse. I, and I'm sure others, have attributed the future with bad things.

In the old times, things were never "good" so to speak. People were used to harsh conditions and having to work to get by. They looked to the future for a better life and for fantasy purposes. I'm sure some who have lived through it all are surprised at some things, yes, but I am sure there are just as many that are disappointed with what the future has become.

I honestly can't see much past the next couple of years. I used to have plans and high, long-term goals for my life, but now with something as little as a movie coming out in 2011 or the Olympics scheduled for 2016, or heck, the 2012 presidential election, I just laugh because I feel that none of those events are going to come to pass.

It is a sad time, in my opinion.



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 10:30 PM
link   
Not that many years ago, the only thing that you went into debt for was a house, or car.

Along came Chargex (now Visa), and the world changed to not having to work for anything yourself.
To dream of that special car, that when you got it, it was yours.

Now everyone's in debt for beer and cigs. (not quite but that is how bad it has gotten)

People have nothing to work for anymore...



Edit for spelling

[edit on 6/20/2009 by tribewilder]



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 10:46 PM
link   
i feel that looking at our technology and what we have accomplished, there really isnt that much more to be created. The last frontier left fore mankind is the grasping of nature, a grasp which we do not have. Lives great questions need to be answered and that requires a different type of strides.

I feel the same way, this could be the end of the world " as we know it "

[edit on 20-6-2009 by phi1618]



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 11:00 PM
link   

Originally posted by raj9721
It is 2009, 100 years from now it will be 2109. I wonder what it will be like 100 years from now? Flying cars? Teleporters? Robots?


Weren't people visioning these sort of things 30-40 years ago?

I'm also running into the same predicament as yourself. I am around a lot of old people, for I work in a hospital, but when I look at them, I can not even IMAGINE myself getting there. That old. Not because I am in denial that I will age, I am just in denial that that sort of future even exists for me, and everyone of my peers, for that matter.

I don't know about you, but for me, the end of the 'future' seems nigh.



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 11:17 PM
link   
The future has never looked better.

I was born in 1964 and in the past 45 years, so much has changed for the better. The 60's and 70's were primitive compared to today.

I have a laptop computer which most likely represents more computing power than existed in the World when I was born.

Major surgery is now down laparoscopically, and what used to take weeks or month to recover from now takes day.

Antiviral medicines are becoming more common.

Even, television has gotten better. (Almost enough to convince me to start watching again.)

People have always had a dystopian view of the future, but a species we have the ability to shape our own enviroment and futures.

So think about the future, yes, plan for the future, yes, but worry, h*ll no.


Edit: What will it be a hundred years from now? Alien. Imagine what a person from 1909 would think of today's world.

[edit on 6/20/09 by War Otter]



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 11:21 PM
link   
yeah well... you create your own futures. a reflection of your inner world is presented before you today.



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 11:37 PM
link   
I feel like most of you, our future looks pretty grim, due to TPTB and

what they have in store for us, its like waiting for the next shoe to drop

so to speak.



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 11:38 PM
link   

Originally posted by raj9721
It is 2009, 100 years from now it will be 2109. I wonder what it will be like 100 years from now? Flying cars? Teleporters? Robots?

To be honest I can't envision the world 100 years from now, I can't even envision it 20 years from now


My grandfather was born in 1891 Died 1980, as a young boy I remember him telling me how amazing the things he has seen but never imagined.
He got see the Wright Brothers and the Space shuttle.
Fought in both World Wars (Junior Rank and Senior Rank)
He remembers locals shooting at the movie screen when the 1st movie came to town.

For all the bad things he experienced he was always very positive about the future and thought that I will see so much more than he ever did.

I agree with my grandfather the future looks fantastic for me.

CAN'T WAIT



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 12:01 AM
link   
i agree if we keep on the same path that we are headed too! i see nothing for our kids and there kids future. as they will be indebted to the same bankers and establishment, that we are allowing to rob us blind. but being the optomistic person i am, i am hoping for some kind of technology, to put us into the next step. such as microsoft was back in the early 90,s. so go technology, or go the way of servitude is the way i see it!



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 12:06 AM
link   

Originally posted by jvm222
yeah well... you create your own futures. a reflection of your inner world is presented before you today.


"It pleased the lord to bruise him"...The Holy Fight Club



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 12:58 AM
link   
One thing in one hundred years everyone will be living under ground, make no sence to live above ground.
Everything will be done for you, by computer drones, most likely thought controled, watch out for that id, should be blockers for that (thought filters)

What eles think tank



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 01:16 AM
link   
Corporations will receive voting rights as they claim their remaining rights as citizens.
You will see far more advertisements than you do now.
Computers, medical, and the internet will improve.
Free energy will be available, but we will still have to pay for it.
Most else will still stay the same.
Things will break with more regularity as corporations hone their designed obsolescence skills.
Many citizens will be paid to buy specific crappy products. This will mitigate people from voting with their wallets and allow corporations to sell cheap products at higher prices.
People will still be talking about revolution.

Just my two cents.



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 01:42 AM
link   
Over the last 100 years we've seen incredible progress in technology. During that time humanity's population has exploded. Because of petroleum. It is fertilizers, pesticides, computers, medical, transportation. You name it. Nearly everything is dependent on petroleum. They have tried to to find substitutes, and they have, but none of them can yield anything close to what petroleum does, and it's running out. Since our technology and food come from this and since it is going away that means the population numbers will have to dramatically contract. This "Everything's so bright I gotta wear shades" attitude will suffer a nasty correction.

This ain't the late 50's and we don't get to benefit from wiping out almost everybody else's manufacturing capabilities. So go pursue your college degree of choice and by all means choose something you like doing. Lol..



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 12:35 PM
link   
I believe petroleum in the most part, will be unneeded if we can last a short time longer. With things like solar hydrogen, and other advances, we will have no need for petroleum.
Water is the big thing now control of the water.
There will be more break thrus in chemical minuplation at and below the atomic level, new unimaginable alloys, new elements with unbelievable qualities.
Even looking at things like frozen smoke "Aerogel", which was first made in 1930s, only now the relization of the possibilties coming to light.
Breaking the gravity mystery, the making of gravity magnifiers to move thru space.
The part of being alot more people I don't think this will be the case, I think those in control relize, there is not a need for the great numbers of people anylonger. We will have the machine, and the AI to control it, more people will be a hindrance to the future of Earth and those in control, plans.



posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 04:37 PM
link   

Originally posted by googolplex
I believe petroleum in the most part, will be unneeded if we can last a short time longer. With things like solar hydrogen, and other advances, we will have no need for petroleum.


If we made vehicles that used hydrogen somebody is going to have to be able to purchase them. Massive amounts of infrastructure will need to be replaced that nobody can afford. Perhaps the government will print money for this. Not to mention there willl be a lot of plastic needed if you are talking solely vehicles. We may be able to recycle the plastic for a while, don't know. They have made plastics from an ethanol process but that is using our food which is a bad idea because of another looming problem. The bigger issues is the effect on the farming industry. Even if we developed a real world usable hydrogen how will the farmers retrofit their farming equipment to be powered by hydrogen? Where will the lubricants come from? Pesticides and fertilizers are petroleum based. They've wanted to find a replacement but have not to date and we are nearing the end of this ride.


Originally posted by googolplex
Water is the big thing now control of the water.
There will be more break thrus in chemical minuplation at and below the atomic level, new unimaginable alloys, new elements with unbelievable qualities.


What, you mean like we've done throughout history. Just in time savior alloys and breakthrough microbial super engineering.



Originally posted by googolplex
Even looking at things like frozen smoke "Aerogel", which was first made in 1930s, only now the relization of the possibilties coming to light.
Breaking the gravity mystery, the making of gravity magnifiers to move thru space.
The part of being alot more people I don't think this will be the case, I think those in control relize, there is not a need for the great numbers of people anylonger. We will have the machine, and the AI to control it, more people will be a hindrance to the future of Earth and those in control, plans.


The population will have to drop dramatically before long and that won't likely be a pretty sight.

[edit on 21-6-2009 by Apollumi]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 07:59 PM
link   
we're going to be more and more slaves to corporations, rights are taken away and everybody are 'surveillanced' from cradle to crave no privacy is left. And more fancy gadgets we really don't need of course!



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 08:08 PM
link   
Humankind has evolved as far as we can with the yoke of elitist domination and the control of a central authority. The choking off of our technological progress in energy technology has been designed to concentrate power and wealth in as few hands as possible.

We must as a species throw off the yoke in order to reach our potential as a species. Central authority and domination of a small minority over the lives of the many must come to its end for the sake of the human race.

The only other choice is a future of mass slavery and death in a technologically twisted prison planet. Individual creativity can not flourish in such a repressed state of being.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 08:15 PM
link   
Sylvia Brown had once said that she couldnt look very far into the future, after somewhere around 2012 she drew a blank for almost 100 years. I don't remember her exact wording, but she did say there was a point in our near future where there were not many humans around and then life when she did pick it up again was much more "Quakerish".

Now that was just Sylvia Brown. I don't put to much into her predictions though because she didnt seem that accurate on a global scale, only on a personal level with people.

However your post/question made me think of it.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 08:32 PM
link   
reply to post by Darkblade71
 


Sylvia Brown cant see very far into the future is right.




new topics

top topics



 
5
<<   2 >>

log in

join