What is your view on humanity's future?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jul 4, 2001.

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What is your view on humanity's future?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Bleak 141 vote(s) 68.8%
Bright 64 vote(s) 31.2%
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  1. Darth_Kettch Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2001
    star 3
    umm... Before we can build colonies that can actually support the earth, it's a given that we'll have to settle our Terran disputes, such as overpopulation, war, disease and global warming. Any of these would seriously hamper colonization efforts.

    What I'm saying is, we must solve our problems here on earth to go into space.
  2. Darth_Kettch Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2001
    star 3
    Yes, but could the space project have happened during world war II? Do you think that there will be a colonization effort during world war III?
    I don't.
  3. Pants Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2001
    BRIGHT! No, no BLEAK!

    Hang on it qwill be........

    Um, I can't tell.

    of course, I could say...

    BLIGHT!!!!

    The glass was half full so I drank it.
  4. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2001
    star 9
    "Everything is horrible, yahoo. Really, really terrible, boo hoo. I'm really depressed. Really downtrodden. Down in the dumps. Bah hoo, duo hoo. 26,780 people die every second, ohoo ohoo. 17,567 people just died. Disaters, AIDS, death, inflation, taxes, George Bush, hell, satan. Cancer of the liver, cancer of the colon, cancer of the wrist. AND JOHN DENVER, ON COMPACT DISC!!! oh ho, oh hoo hoo, oh no, solo."

    "17,567 more people just died. Remember that guy sitting right next to you? The one who got up to go to the bathroom? He's dead. Un-hun, what a shame. Too bad. JFK, RFK, LBJ drive, he's dead.

    Malcolm X,
    Stan Getz,
    the little chick from the Poltergist movies. Yo hoo, hoo hoo.

    Miles Daives,
    Freddy Mercuery,
    Micheal Landon,
    Hoo hoo,
    Fred MacMurry,
    Yo ho,
    I have a shooting pain in my left arm, starts at my wrist and goes up to my....*Gasp*

    Just kidding folks. ;)

    *Gack* thud.
  5. Gonzonaut Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 28, 2000
    star 3
    "26,780 people die every second"
    - a previous post

    "So it goes."
    - Kurt Vannegut, Slaughter House Five


    If we settle on other planets, do you think we should...
    a: live beneathe the planet surface?
    b: live in shelters above ground?
    c: eventually terraform the colony planet?
  6. Darth_Kettch Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2001
    star 3
    Making underground dwellings would be preferable in the short term (as the chances of a hospitable surface are slim at best), but terraforming is definitively the way to go.
    The problem, of course, is the massive support projects like these would need.Therefore, I still maintain that we should take care of domestic squabbels before colonizing other planets.
  7. Padawan716 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 7, 2001
    star 6
    Only the great penguin empire will be able to save us! :eek:
  8. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    we're all gonna die!!!
  9. McNerf-Burger Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
    star 5
    Things do not expand when they get colder. Heat expands. That is why a Marshroom will puff up as does a balloon when it is put inside a microwave.
  10. McNerf-Burger Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
    star 5
    Go fill a cup of water. Stick an ice cube or two inside it. Look at the height of the water on the cup. Go away. Let the ice cube melt. Go back and look again. The water will be higher.
  11. Gonzonaut Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 28, 2000
    star 3
    Thrawn, you are incorrect in stating that water levels will not rise whenthe ice caps melt, if they ever do.

    McNerf-herder, you are correct that the water level will rise when the ice caps melt. However, you are incorrect in stating that ice does not expand when it cool. Ice, unlike most substances does expand when it cool. That is why you never fill an ice-cube tray to the top, because the ice will expand and break the tray.
  12. Bloody-Tears Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 9, 2001
    The world has always been filled with hate, prejudice, war, pestilence, et cetera. The world will always be filled with those little joys. We can kid ourselves, saying that the future will be better, or we can embrace the true nature of humanity. At least that's how I see it, other people are welcome to their own opinions.
  13. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2001
    star 9
    Tracy: "What's it say?"
    Carlos: "It says we're screwed."

    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmere.
  14. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 1999
    star 6
    I wonder, in light of September 11, if the results of this poll would change?
  15. Jarik Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 21, 2000
    star 4
    You people are depressing. And you're really dissing us Americans.

    Ok, I have a lot of luxeries. I'm sorry. I like the luxeries. I'm sorry. I work hard to earn the luxeries. Other people work hard and get jack. I'm sorry. It's not my fault that people have no food. It's their governments fault for not spending money on it. They're spending money on terrorism and researching biological and nuclear warfare instead of feeding their citizens. I'm sorry. There's only so much we can do. I donate a lot of koney to organizations to help, but it's true that I spend some on luxeries that I can live without. I'm selfish. Sorry. I don't like it any more than you do. Deep down Americans hate that people starve too. But they can't stop it and they bury themselves in their lives and their luxeries to escape the world and create a fantasy world and have some fun. They still donate money and do what they can to help people.

    And, no World War 3 isn't about to happen. Overpopulation isn't about to happen. the world may suck, but it's not as bad as you people seem to think. It's not about to end. We may very well be improving it now. Terrorism could be dealt a serious blow. The Taliban could be toppled and a better government for the people, which will feed the people may be setup. Saddam Hussein may finally go and his country can be liberated. The world sucks, but it doesn't suck any worse than it did 200 years ago. Geez, we don't need to move underground or to space or anywhere else. We are not doing that bad. You people are so pessimistic. relax, the Earth won't blow up tomorrow. I gurantee it.


    What other nation bombs military installations of a country AND drops food to their civilians too?
  16. Kier_Nimmion Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 9, 2000
    star 5

    look at it this way. We invented cloning when we are already over crowded.

    Yup. Now worry about them cracking apoptosis, that is, programmed cell ceath. Now we can clone and make us and them live forever.

    I have no real problem with cloning so long as they do like gene therapy, cloned replacement organs, stem cell research, etc. But the cloning of people, I get shivers, and not for any religious reasons, but rather knowing humans as well as I do, we'll just take it too far. Sure, you can listen to low-brow conservative talk shows where they wail about cloning Hitler (I have heard this), but they negelected to mention that all you would get is this short, shrimpy, balding guy who looks like Hitler, and not Hitler himself.

    As for our future: Take the borders off the maps, make nationalism a thing of the past, burn down the criminal corporations, and let's work together for a change.
  17. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2001
    star 4
    "We're doomed!"

    I think Planet of the Apes (original) is on the right course...
  18. peregrine Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2000
    star 4
  19. Blue_10 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2001
    star 4
    To quote Doctor Smith-"WE'RE DOOMED!"

    With war we will destroy ourselves.
    With peace we will destroy ourselves.

    Even in the bloodiest century known to humanity we are still grossly overpopulated.

    In peace, we will overpopulate Earth to it's maximum, forcing us to the edges of our solar system. What then? There will be nowhere to go.

    "Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggle and will perish in eternal peace."-Adolf Hitler
  20. Antilles2001 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 20, 2001
    star 4
    I chose bleak consisering all the chaos already.(poverty,the WTC tradegy,etc).It's really depressing when you think about what apocolypse(sp?) :( .The future that would REALLY suck would be if the future would be anything like the plot of Terminators 1 or 2.
  21. Valiowk Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2000
    star 6
    I think that humanity's future is bleak. Yes, no doubt we may have many inventions to come, but what has come of nature? The more we strip it down, the more our future looks worse.
  22. sleazo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 13, 2001
    star 4
    even though i voted bleak, i have hope, so up with this thread
  23. AOTC_Lover Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2002
    star 1
    I don't want to admit it but, I think we're headed for a bleak future. :(
  24. Obi-Wan's Apparition Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 10, 2000
    star 5
    Bleak all the way, baby.

    "We're doomed!" :(
  25. Jedi4Ever Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 18, 2002
    First we have to defeat the Siths and then we will have our bright future! :)
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