Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 12:28 am
Let 's forget political ideology, for purposes of this thread;
forget about government spreading cameras all around
(like George Orwell) forget the Borg and forget any government
desire to make us all conform to its standards for the collective good.

What do u see by way of technological improvements ?
Personal one man submarines that can descent to the bottom of the oceans ?

Personal flying cars ?

How about improvements in your housing environment ?

How about improvements in the convenience of education ?


Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 01:29 am
More, cheaper and more interactive eLearning offered to students. The advantages being, less environmental pollution and health risks due to the daily trip to school and back, (less travel-related stress, less time wasted, less risk of accidents or of getting shot at), more opportunity to remain safely barricaded in the home, provided the real-estate loan sharks do not foreclose.
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:56 am
Depends on how far you want to go in the future, but I see cancer and paralysis being cured, the former probably through some sort of individualized gene therapy and the latter through something to do with stem cells.

Oh, and very small cars (e. g. no back seat, no trunk) for one or two people, run on something other than gas. Solar, maybe? To be used as station cars and for small errands.
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 05:27 am
Yes; cancer will be harnessed to regenerate amputated limbs,
but with the end of lethal cancer and the end of heart disease,
what will become of the amount of population,
in proportion to the Earth 's resources ?
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:11 pm
Well, you could argue that penicillen, seat belts and fluoride all increase the population, too.

Somewhere in there, I think we as a species need to continue striving towards helping each other, and as individuals strive toward not replacing ourselves with too many copies of ourselves (e. g. no runaway reproduction).

I like living in a world with penicillen.
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:35 pm
I have already contributed
" toward not replacing ourselves with too many copies of ourselves "
= 0 copies.

We 've not run out of resources, yet, but . . .
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:51 pm
I haven't done any self-replacement, either.
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:57 pm
I thought 1 of me was enuf.
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