posted on May, 17 2010 @ 07:48 AM
I agree, the last 100 years has been a whirlwind. But, you also need to take into account social and political structure when trying to imagine what
the future brings. Our modern life today is a product of capitalist freedom. Since that seems to be going the way of the dodo progress may not
continue at the same pace as it did before.
Also, remember that all progress reaches a plateau before going any higher. I think we are there now. Sure, things come fast and furious nowadays, but
we have been building on the past in terms of advancement. Sure, this doesn't apply to things like the wheel or fire, lol, but it still applies.
Plus, gone are the days where the little man can readily change the world. It will happen again, over and over for sure, but with less frequency as
things get more complicated. Plus, I think many of the inventions today are like the invention of the laser almost 50 years ago; a solution looking
for a problem.
I'm you could take someone from our time period and plop them down 100 years from now, they would probably be able to cope pretty easy, far easier
than if you took someone from 1900 and set them down in the year 2000 for sure.
But the whole thing does make you wonder, doesn't it? Imagine an alien society that gets past the self imposed barriers we currently suffer from, and
progresses on to things we can only imagine.