Technological Predictions

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    This will one day be an old thread.

    Make your predictions here. Not common things everyone expects, (flying cars, implanted chips, foldable TV screens, etc) but stuff that really shows your predictive skills and precognition.

    1. Smart phones controlled 100% by thought.  - 20 years

    2. Terraforming Mars. - 100 years

    3. Ability to record and store human memory directly from the    human brain.  - 200 years
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    Designed babies: 30 years

    Laws prohibiting manual driving of cars, first in large cities: 50 years


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    Laws prohibiting manual driving of cars, first in large cities: 50 years
    I hadn't thought of that. Good guess. The only thing is, it may be less than 50 years.

    Incidentally, I just heard that one of the Apple self driving cars had an accident yesterday.
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    Ever more immersive virtual reality: 20 years
    Increasingly complex and 'efficient', yet fragile automation schemes: 40 years
    Complete collapse and societal regression, including the erasure of much technology: 80 years

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    Complete collapse and societal regression, including the erasure of much technology: 80 years
    Really? In 80 years? Seems early.

    OK, do you mean the West, or the world?

    And what is your political ideology?
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    Anywhere where the West has spread it's poisonous, decadent world-view.

    I'm a Catholic traditionalist.
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    Is not catholicism a part of the west's poisonous, decadent world-view?

    What political world-view do you think is better?

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    Catholicism, stripped of its most important aspects and viewed as just another secular ideology, has been through several period of decadence. In fact, the poisonous and decadent materialistic secularism that the West now finds itself in the grips of could in some senses be seen as a debauched form of Catholicism. Of course, traditional Catholicism is a different bird entirely, and is the school of throught which I prefer.
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    Very interesting.

    Where is the Catholic Church right now?

    ...a debauched form of Catholicism?

    Or

    ...traditional Catholicism?

    Is there any group or church following this school of thought which you prefer?
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    The Church is in a cold civil war that is rapidly heating up over the child abuse scandal, with figures (in the US at least) such as Archbishop Chaput, Archbishop Vigano, Pope Emeritus Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Archbishop Cordileone on one side, and figures such as Pope Francis, Cardinal Wuerl, former-Cardinal McCarrick, and Archbishop Cupich on the other. So it's split between traditionalists and modernists at the moment.

    My school of thought is most accurately reflected through the societies within the church which are more traditional, such as the FSSP, the SSPX, discalced Carmelite nuns, and certain Benedictine monks. It's typically associate with the old Latin liturgy, anti-capitalism, and subsidiary corporatism (not having to do with corporations at all, just the same Latin root for 'body'). As for thinkers that I agree with, look to Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton, Joseph d'Maistre, etc. It's a bigger tent politically, but we all agree on what the ultimate aims of society should be and on the fact that capitalism, communism, and the more typical 'fascisms' are all bad.



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    OK. Thanks for being so responsive. I look forward to any threads you post.
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    It'll be like the movie the matrix, except people will just build the machines around themselves rather than the machines violently taking over.

    The machines keep the people around not because we are batteries that give them electricity, but because we make really good random number generators.



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    Why would machines need a random number generator?
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    It aids in their thinking somehow prolly. Makes them more lifelike and less robotic.

    It'll somehow drive their algorithms or something.


    Robots
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    Yeah. Go figure.

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    Laws prohibiting manual driving of cars, first in large cities: 50 years
    You are so on target, you're going to be early.
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    No more movie theaters. Movies on demand 24/7 to your smartphone which will have a foldable expandable screen .
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    All that shit will be possible on or before 2045
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    Old people being ground into pellets for school lunches: 60 years.