reply to post by beezzer
Look back about 4000 years and add some basic technology from the 21st century!
Like solar panels, wind turbines and water purification plants! I expect much of the
population to be comparable to 2000 BC! I expect there will be little law and order
except in large cities! Many people will be sterile most of the men which will be a small
percentage of the population. We may even go to the brink of extinction and may
even go that way! I expect there will be little clean water and food.
As for the Ecosystem.
I expect massive declines in species and most large mammals will be extinct! I believe the
insect populations to be mostly in decline as well as fish and bird species! I expect that much
of the oceans and inland seas will also be in decline because of overfishing and pollution!
I also expect plant populations to have a massive die off as well as the oxygen producing
plankton in our now declining oceans!
No I am not a pessimist but I see these things because this is the way our world seems to be
heading and I believe what I wrote above to be a very optimistic outlook! I look at it this way
If you keep taking small amounts of poison eventually there will be complications which will
ensue! So how can we expect anything different from what we have been doing for the past
seven decades! I am not a believer in the crazy notion that science will eventually save us from
ourselves. I believe in trends and we are trending towards destruction! Unless we stop the madness
of wasteful production we will cause a global catastrophe in one form or more! I have seen
the precipice of decline come closer to our feet year after year and we continue to live our
lives with a business as usual attitude! My mind fails to comprehend the reasoning behind
any of it! I feel the truth behind this is because of denial in truth due to cognitive dissonance
in the general public and massive greed in the ruling class! I could not think of any other reason
why things keep declining instead of improving.
When you ask me where we will be in 100 years I find it odd that most of us feel our species will
even be here by then and if we are will we still be who we are today or just a former shell of
what we once were? Then again considering our history maybe there could not be a better future
for our species then this!