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posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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So I was watching the news earlier, David Cameron was talking about the EU referendum, which will give people the chance to vote whether they want to stay in the European Union or not, here's a link to a news article explaining it:- ( m.guardian.co.uk... ).

After watching the news my mind started wondering what Britain will look like in the future, so from there I did a quick google search :- 'What will Britain look like in 2020' because I was just looking for a short-term idea of the future, one of the google results was an article by the daily mail titled:- ' What Britain will look like in 2050 when experts believe population will explode to 80 million'

I clicked on the article and it felt like my heart sank further and further the more I read. The article covers topics like the NHS failing and becoming more and more implausible a 'united states of europe', return train tickets costing over £500 wow I know they are expensive now but that is just ridiculous, schools using Portakabin classrooms , students learning about atheism in classrooms, overpopulation and even floating prisons FGS!!! The article also refers to the President of United States being Malia Obama- that made me laugh ^_^. All this hits home for me and gives me a strange strong sense of deja-vu. I'm going to be in my 50's when its 2050 and if this article is any reflection of what Britain will be like then ,I do not want to live there!! It almost makes the present time seem like a utopia haha! What do you guys think of this article? Here it is :- www.dailymail.co.uk...
This is my first thread, be nice!
. I've placed this in the prophecies and predictions section because it makes the most sense.... I think.




posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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The denser population will be as much to do with rising birth rates as immigration. Rising birth rates in certain sectors of society. UK will probably be a muslim nation by then, sharia law a possibility. By then also, we'll all be categorised, chip and pinned. I'll be dead by then. You're welcome to it.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Just think of a big prison camp with people wandering aimlessly and all the govt officials will live in ivory towers that surround the prison yard.

Cameras will be placed everywhere and no one will be able to show any emotion because it might offend someone else.

Kind of like 1984 but it will be political correctness and a twisted form of liberalism/authoritarianism that will cause us all to be subjugated by govt.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Well, first things first

Teaching classes on atheism? how do you teach a class on nothing?
That isn't a joke...to teach atheism, you simply don't teach a religion class..tada, done.

The article assumes many things
First off, outside of electric cars, no other tech develops...actually, tech somehow goes backwards...no telecommuting, no breakthroughs in medical or biotech, nothing..complete either stagnation to devolution from where we are today

I would say this person was having a miserable day and simply wrote the most cynical dystopian future he could imagine in any realistic sense.

Find another 2050 futurist and tech specialist prediction..mix that with this guys everything sucks prediction, and that may be close.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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What the article says to me (Maybe I read between the lines too much?) is that the writer is upset about immigration policies and needed to provide a most negative future to enforce their ideas. I can't comment on whether their ideas are valid or not since I don't know first hand what Britain is dealing with, but I will say you can't blame all of societies woes on immigrants.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:13 PM
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well the government will still be lying like they are today....that,ll never change.

how they can say unemployment is falling after last week... 10,000 jobs were lost in a week

where i am unemployment is worse than ever so todays numbers for it falling i think has be slightly manipulated.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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Our elite will still be in charge with the royal family ensuring the continuation of a nation divided by class.

Workers rights that are currently protected by EU law will no longer be valid and the European courts no longer a route to take to get justice.

Every part of your life will be monitored whilst you are told we are a free and democratic country.

Economic relations with China will increase and the human rights issues will be glossed over both China and in the UK

Multinationals will openly decide and tell our politicians what they want and they will get it, backed by a private police force owned by those that believe in profit not people.

Scottish laughing at us over their closed border.

Worst of all. More re runs of Carry On films 24 hours a day (in Hi Def of course).



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by topherman420
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What the article says to me (Maybe I read between the lines too much?) is that the writer is upset about immigration policies and needed to provide a most negative future to enforce their ideas. I can't comment on whether their ideas are valid or not since I don't know first hand what Britain is dealing with, but I will say you can't blame all of societies woes on immigrants.


Ya, I caught the political moaning he was doing. Immigration is a tricky subject to deal with. A immigrant whom works well, pays taxes, etc..that's good..that brings a country up. A immigrant whom comes, doesn't pay taxes, leeches off the system..that of course is bad. Its my understanding that typical British immigrants tend to have jobs, pay taxes, etc.
Interestingly enough, As the baby boomers enter into pension age, you need more income to taxes to pay for them..so immigration, businesses spawning because of the influx, etc are actually helping that.

But anyhow, if the UK wishes to do something about looming problems with medical and the like...they need to spend a lot more on breaking technologys and innovations to overcome future obsticles. Also give bonuses to companies that do telecommuting over in house work would help in fuel, carbon emmissions, and even increase worker productivity if managed well (after all, with no ride to work, you can rest a bit longer, be more refreshed, and be on time/work late. Also decentralizing things from the southeast London area to the whole map through telecommuting would bring back a lot more townships and tiny villages...suddenly not everyone would want to live in and around London for convenience.

That's just stuff that can be done today...much less in 40 years when we can't even comprehend the tech being used.

Ops, I would say dismiss the cranky old man article.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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The parts about overcrowding and no "green belts" of the UK is absolute rubbish.

Only 1.5% of the UK has been built on, leaving 98.5% of the natural country ripe for new buildings, I somehow doubt that would be reached in the next 40ish years.
edit on 23/1/13 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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They need to stop immigrants coming in. And take care of them abroad more. And they need to limit families to two children. My gosh to see that would be a miracle. I admit, I miss the days when the UK had cities and towns that were spacious and healthy. Its clearly unhealthy to have a huge population here. And they keep building new houses, all the flipping time. Its repulsive to see. The beauty of this country was its space.
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posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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I posted this thread Prince Charles Openly Endorses New Draconian Population Study A few days ago and thought it might fit in well here. I linked this thread in it to help people in my thread see this one.

I do think that something needs to be done globally but what that is I do not know.



posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 07:34 PM
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And of course we won't upgrade infrastructure to accommodate these population increases.

Nope.

We'd rather make life #ing miserable...and by that tactic, maybe it will discourage people from wanting to procreate/live/love.

Possibly a brilliant strategy...
Possibly, really #ed up.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:35 AM
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What about the chavs? I'm sure they'll either be running the show or dying out.

Hopefully the latter.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 02:43 AM
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Just the same as now but a bit crappier.

We know the population will get larger, because of growing annual natural increase and mass immigration (currently at around 250,000 a year net).

I reckon the national population will get to around 200 million before the complacent Brits start to seriously challenge the govt/CBI/BCC.

I have no idea when that will be, but I'll be dead, so who cares.

PS - how come the OP can post a thread with only 38 posts?
edit on 26-1-2013 by CJCrawley because: I felt like it.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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Wow, i feel so bad for you England...

@ CJCrawley: you need at least 20 to post a thread



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:56 PM
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@ CJCrawley: you need at least 20 to post a thread


Yeah, I thought it was 50 for some odd reason.

Can't change it now - the 4 hour window has expired.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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please tell me that i dont have to click on a daily mail link to take part


actually, i guess thats the problem, the daily mail i mean... sorry to sound like a broken record but if you believe what they tell you then i'm surprised that you havent stuck your head in the oven and put an end to it all!
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