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« on: 03/12/2009 12:28:58 »
Hi,

In this topic, I'll ask my fellow posters what scientific breakthroughs and their consequence will become reality in our own life time according to them.

I'll start (I'm currently 26, so still lots of time ahead of me):

I think that in my lifetime car technology will advance to a level that cars will be driven 100% automatically, communicate with each other and fixed traffic structures (ie traffic lights) and thus solving traffic jam problems due to optimal flow of traffic across the available roads and greatly reduce power consumption of vehicles.

I also think that near the end of my lifetime (estimated around 2070 ;)), mankind will have found a cure for all known diseases, and will be able to develop cures for newly arising diseases in a matter of weeks.

And last, I believe robots will be common household helpers, able to do all non-creative chores around the house (ie, do laundry, ironing, sweeping and cooking established recipes, but no experimental cooking)


What else do you think will become reality before you pass away.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 03/12/2009 13:20:19 »
in the near future

my daughter will be the best in what ever she wants to be
motorbikes will be cheaper to maintain
i will stop crashing motorbikes
all Australians will use solar power
all french will use nuclear power
and all english will import the power from france
oh and england will win the rugby world cup again
 

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« Reply #2 on: 03/12/2009 13:52:39 »
You forgot one thing there geo, England will take all France's nuclear waste.

The English will begin to look like this
 

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« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2009 13:54:28 »
lol and a bit more lol nice one don
 

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« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2009 14:03:38 »
You forgot one thing there geo, England will take all France's nuclear waste.

The English will begin to look like this

So they'll get prettier in fact?
Good stuff!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 03/12/2009 14:41:24 »
Now look here you lot, I'll have you know, we Brits are a pretty damn good looking bunch, take for instance...... errrr.......... errmm........ oh errr...... OH YES!

Chancellor Alistair Darling             Botanist David Bellamy

                                X Factor star Susan Boyle

OK, point taken, roll on the British Mutant ninjas.
« Last Edit: 03/12/2009 14:49:09 by Don_1 »
 

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« Reply #6 on: 03/12/2009 23:36:56 »
Ah but beauty is only skin deep. Us Brits have beautiful internal organs.

Considering not so long ago, it was predicted that there would be one computer in every country (!) there's a good chance anything we come up with will be a gross underestimate!

I think Face/off will become reality (but hopefully restricted to the medical profession for facial reconstruction, rather than id fraud for the criminal underworld)

And gene therapy will become good enough and cheap enough to be widely used.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/12/2009 21:03:58 »
By 2060 we will not have enough resources on the Earth to support the population. We will have areas of flooded land and bigger areas of unusable dry land. This means there will be a big famine as there will be less land to grow food.
Forget self driving cars, surviving day to day will be the challenge. Not the end of the world but a compromised existance on it.

Thought I'd cheer you all up.   
 

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« Reply #9 on: 10/12/2009 14:26:18 »
You forgot one thing there geo, England will take all France's nuclear waste.

The English will begin to look like this

Any chance of a phone number for this handsome beast?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 11/12/2009 10:29:12 »
lol
 

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« Reply #11 on: 11/12/2009 10:31:21 »
It's me! Your not having my phone number, but I am prepared to meet you for a night out.

Shall we say Feb 30th 2010 at 8pm under the clock on Victoria Station. I'll be the one wearing a pink rose in my bottonhole.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 11/12/2009 12:33:16 »
It's me! Your not having my phone number, but I am prepared to meet you for a night out.

Shall we say Feb 30th 2010 at 8pm under the clock on Victoria Station. I'll be the one wearing a pink rose in my bottonhole.

Red and we have a deal.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/12/2009 23:02:33 »
hee hee hee.. You two are really entertaining!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/12/2009 16:40:46 »
I cringed and laughed when i saw poor subo...  :-\ [:-'(] ;D :P
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/12/2009 16:42:13 »
And COULD NOT poor Chancellor Alistair Darling not find the right colour for his hair.. I hear ''just for men'' has a great range.. but, oh well.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 12/12/2009 22:20:51 »
hes dislexic so got 'just for green' from the the same company that make 'cherobyl-oh-foam'
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« Reply #17 on: 12/12/2009 23:21:36 »
lol .. lol
 

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« Reply #18 on: 12/12/2009 23:22:17 »
Green.. no wonder he's made of money... I would be looking like that too if i had it lol
 

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