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Why wouldn't we?

Remember, our non-human and human ancestors survived through all of Earth's mass extinction events, i.e. super volcanoes, giant meteors, viral epidemics... and pandemics I can't remember which one is local.

We can afford to be environmentally unfriendly for the next several centuries.

The most likely things that can destroy people are black holes or the universe rips itself, something that we can't control. We are intellectually superior to our ancestors, there's no reason why we can't survive better than them.


That is only a theory, no one knows 100% for sure if Meteors and Volcanoes actually even happened.
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No we won't make it because we will be dead.
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Probably, Humans are wonderful creatures, they are basically massive cockroaches, resilient, annoying and disgusting, but at the same time a beautiful work of nature.

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Who cares we will all be dead by then.
Of course I'm looking for any vampires to turn me so I can find out. Maybe a genie so I can wish for eternal youth.
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Me specifically? No. I will probably be dead in a ditch or keeled over from some disease long before then.


Humans? Yes. Humans are highly adaptable honestly. Will shit happen that can/will cause half or more of the population to disappear? Quite possible honestly given the amount of things that could make it happen.

But I am sure there will still be survivors from it unless it is something that quite literally tears the planet apart (or eats it in the case of a black hole).

And if we haven't gotten to space colonization by that event then the human race could be wiped out.
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JerThaBear wrote:

With so much weird and dangerous shit happening in the world, I've been wondering about whether or not we'll make it to 2100 (the 22nd century) recently.

So, tell me, what do you think?

I honestly have no idea. :3


Oh brother. It isn't any more dangerous now than in any other point in history. Actually, world-wide, there is a lot less death than ever. If you don't think humans can last another 85 years, well, I think you are watching too much overly sensationalized news reports. The only way we won't last that long is if an asteroid wipes out everything.
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My vote is no. I think that currently humanity has screwed the world up far too much. Let's face it. The current earth, as we know it, is dying.

Personally I think that Hummanity should be concerned with cutting down the population, using more renewable energy, and working on the space doughnut that I'm going to live in when I'm old.

edit: Behold! the space dounut:




Reminds me of the space doughnut in Interstellar. Such a cool concept.
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I won't be alive during that time, but I fully believe we will make it.
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Biggle wrote:

That is only a theory, no one knows 100% for sure if Meteors and Volcanoes actually even happened.


Nothing irritates me more than reading this line, "It's only a theory".

A scientific theory is backed up by evidence from most fields of science like fossils and geological studies.

It doesn't matter how the extinctions happened, the fact of the matter is... that it happened, caused by natural disasters, whether it be an ice age, or volcanoes. Something had to kill those extinct species like dinosaurs. They don't just go extinct for no reasons.
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JerThaBear wrote:


Pagerm wrote:

My vote is no. I think that currently humanity has screwed the world up far too much. Let's face it. The current earth, as we know it, is dying.



Good point. But, is there anything we can do about the Earth dying?

...And, if there is, then will we actually do it?


Yes: it is absolutely possible for us to fix the earth's problems.

No, it won't happen, not until/if society starts to collapse. While possible, the changes required are not economically feasible in our current society.

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JerThaBear wrote:

With so much weird and dangerous shit happening in the world, I've been wondering about whether or not we'll make it to 2100 (the 22nd century) recently.

So, tell me, what do you think?

I honestly have no idea. :3


Oh brother. It isn't any more dangerous now than in any other point in history. Actually, world-wide, there is a lot less death than ever. If you don't think humans can last another 85 years, well, I think you are watching too much overly sensationalized news reports. The only way we won't last that long is if an asteroid wipes out everything.


Humans will last a long time. We will colonize space and spread out across the galaxy and be united under a monarchy.
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Oh definitely. However as individuals, the majority of us are over the age of 18, so I would think we'd be dead before then.
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Orga777 wrote:
Oh brother. It isn't any more dangerous now than in any other point in history. Actually, world-wide, there is a lot less death than ever. If you don't think humans can last another 85 years, well, I think you are watching too much overly sensationalized news reports. The only way we won't last that long is if an asteroid wipes out everything.


Longer life spans are part of the problem. Plummeting death rates and increasing birth rates are a nasty combination in an already overpopulated world.

The problem of natural population decrease in the worlds most highly educated societies does not help. The population explosion is almost entirely confined to the areas least able to deal with the problem. We provide medicine to the worlds poor, while they lack the education/incentives for family planning.


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Oh definitely. However as individuals, the majority of us are over the age of 18, so I would think we'd be dead before then.


Medicine is constantly expanding the human lifespan, with current breakthroughs poised to extend human life by 20-30 years. What new methods of life extension will they develop during that time?

There is a chance that science may be able to use retroviruses to repair telomeres in the next few decades. Add that to a cure for cancer and the last generation to die of old age may have already been born.

Which will only worsen earths over population problem.

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Orga777 wrote:
Oh brother. It isn't any more dangerous now than in any other point in history. Actually, world-wide, there is a lot less death than ever. If you don't think humans can last another 85 years, well, I think you are watching too much overly sensationalized news reports. The only way we won't last that long is if an asteroid wipes out everything.


Longer life spans are part of the problem. Plummeting death rates and increasing birth rates are a nasty combination in an already overpopulated world.

The problem of natural population decrease in the worlds most highly educated societies does not help. The population explosion is almost entirely confined to the areas least able to deal with the problem.



Yup. I knew this garbage was coming. I should of expected that someone would bring up the idiotic myth of over-population. First off, there is enough food produced today to feed 10 Billion people. Second, that number will only go up because science is REALLY good at increasing food production. Third, with the "rising" birth rates (which is only true in India and other countries in that area) coupled with the leaps and bounds science has made, means there are more people to make said breakthroughs that make life easier and better for everyone. Fourth, poorer countries have a WHOLE LOT shorter lifespan. :/
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Orga777 wrote:
Yup. I knew this garbage was coming. I should of expected that someone would bring up the idiotic myth of over-population. First off, there is enough food produced today to feed 10 Million people. Second, that number will only go up because science is REALLY good at increasing food production. Third, with the "rising" birth rates (which is only true in India and other countries in that area) coupled with the leaps and bounds science has made, means there are more people to make said breakthroughs that make life easier and better for everyone. Fourth, poorer countries have a WHOLE LOT shorter lifespan. :/

There is a difference between technological capability and economic will.

The societies with the technology will not expend the resources necessary to feed the world's poor.

To reiterate:

Dariamus wrote:Yes: it is absolutely possible for us to fix the earth's problems.

No, it won't happen, not until/if society starts to collapse. While possible, the changes required are not economically feasible in our current society.


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