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Originally posted by cbaskins
Thanks alot, I have always enjoyed predicting life with precision. Although I have to say, 100 years is something I have never quite been able to wrap my head around, almost a type of fog of many possibilities prevents me from getting there. This is definately a plausable outcome. Sort of actually sounds like my current situation now. SF
PS I wouldn't put any possibility aside, because as th op said, 100 years from now, robots could be more superior than imagined. Super human strength, precision, thought process, and the ability to not contract illness will put humans out of work indefinately.
Originally posted by Tangled2011
Agree with most of what you say. I've been saying the same to all my family for the past 2 years, that technology has already took our jobs and it only doubles every year, so their is going to be a tipping point that no-one is planning for. It still baffles me why people can't see how it has already started, and why we haven't made arrangments for the day this happens.
School being the best part of my life? NO!
Loved primary school (5-11)
Hated secondary (11-16)
College was ok (17-18)
And the idea that people would get paid in regards to how well you do with exams...that horrifies the life out of me. I'm a good worker, I learn well, I listen, I write, I understand....however I have a terrible memory and couldn't revise to save my life, so if it was bases on coursework I'd be a millionaire, but if my final grade was based on a exam I'd be a very poor man, all because I'm a practical, hands on guy and not a memory master! Doesn't sound like a golden age to me
Originally posted by MysterX
The next logical step for humanity, would be reaching out for other frontiers. The mass exploration and terrforming of planets and moons, first in our own system, then soon afterwards much further afield.
This will be how humanity will occupy it's time...we are a species of pioneers and adventurers. We will recreate past mass migrations and colonial drives of centuries ago, but with a technological edge previous colonists could never have imagined.
Originally posted by MysterX
The probable outcome of a world where high technology becomes all pervasive, and runs everything is money and wealth, financial wealth that is, will become as obsolete as the requirement for human work will be.
There would be no point of money and markets and other traditional financial institutions for the populace.
The main focus for humanity i feel will be in creative tasks. Art, literature, music and so on will be unrecognisable to what has gone before.
Originally posted by Zaanny
When I see a robot bend up some 4" rigid offsets on a parallel feed duct bank then spin on a few 10' sticks of 4" rigid then properly support it I will be impressed.
Point is this....
Think before you choose your career.
I can go anywhere and make money with these hands.
Originally posted by babybunnies
someone still has to run those companies with all the robots making stuff.
I think your dream of a utopia is interesting, but doubtful in practice. Nice post tho.