Post by possiblyprodigal on Sept 3, 2008 20:24:14 GMT -6
I'm pretty sure that by man (war), God (End of ze world), or Red Planet, we will not see the next century changeover, and if we do, it will be in a form unrecognizable to us. What I mean by that is 'the Singularity' where we become our machines and then very soon after we 'become energy'. We 'transcend matter' through technological magic and become immortal, immutable and distinguishable from God only in that we had a beginning. Perhaps such has already been the case. After all, an ecological niche as desireable as Godhood would be filled eventually, and if one could go outside of our universe ('transcend' it), time would be meaningless, and we/God/the universe would exist in a paradoxical loop, an infinite regression that looses nothing and ends when it begins. Fit your mind around that! ;D
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Ghandi
We're all gonna die. The future, whether a hell of war/plague/famine or a continuation in the surge for technological superhumanity, does not look promising at all.
It's like Malthus said in Principle of Population, a population cannot expand more than its subsistence levels will allow. "The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. The vices of mankind are active and able ministers of depopulation... But should they fail in this war of extermination, sickly seasons, epidemics, pestilence, and plague advance in terrific array, and sweep off their thousands and tens of thousands. Should success be still incomplete, gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear, and with one mighty blow levels the population with the food of the world."
Post by Shyft Trakia-Vorga VahtiDahl on Sept 12, 2008 10:23:14 GMT -6
Some of the super technology might be tough for me. I hate body modification but I love cyborgs}=<\ WHAT DO I DO!?
And yeah that population never exceeding resources has a very good chance of changing. As much as people might think that they have become less reliant on the planet as technology has progressed so far, where that is not true now it may be in the near future with 3D printers/matter converters and space exploration. Whether some one might think that it's wrong because it's playing god or not, it's still going to be possible.