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In what ways do you think the world will be different in 100 years time from now?

graphite · 61-69, M
With feminism driving men and women apart, there will be far fewer people in the western world. Birth rates are sinking - South Korea's is something like .81. The replacement rate is 2.1.
Vestorius · 41-45, M
@graphite I agree on the feminism part, very true.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
There's no doubt we've made some amazing advances in some areas, but some awful steps backwards in others.

Politics and economics have to be better.
We can't afford to live the next 100 like the last.
Massive loss of life, animal and human due to outbreaks of things old and new alike. Alongside old favourites like war and religious differences.

If we don't get a grip on climate change that will see mass migration like we haven't seen before.
That puts stresses on availability of water; fuels; food; and other things we can't imagine at the moment.
All irrelevant of course if we finally lose the ozone layer altogether, then it won't matter who or where you are.
Longpatrol · 31-35, M
@Picklebobble2 You raise a very interesting point about climate migration, people see what happens with Kiribati and they think it's a one off. But climate change will have devastating effects on the communities with the least resources to mitigate it.
looping · 18-21
i dont even think the worlds gonna be around 100 years from now.
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
Honestly, I've seen entirely too many post-apocalyptic dystopian flicks.

I hope in a 100 years time we're far enough beyond the crash that we're back to living some sort of semi-harmonious cooperative Luddite phase of humanity.
There will have to be a Universal Basic Income as AI replaces most White Collar Jobs. Skilled Labor will be the best paying high prestige jobs.

A golden age of Craftsmanship will emerge as AI creates perfect products at a cheap cost. Creating a premium for handmade creative things.

The birth rate will decrease as the life expectancy increases.

Capitalism as we know it will be gone as the billionaire class were relieved of power.
@ArishMell that's part of my rationale. Manufacturing will still need people. Though non-labor jobs are at the most risk of being replaced or deemed obsolete.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@JonLosAngeles66 I think they will still need a lot of "white collar" workers.

For one thing all those computers will need programming! For another, people will still want human contact in many areas.

And what will all those people do who no longer have any employment opportunities because computers have replaced them to such a huge extent?

The work will change though - some might no longer be needed however it is carried out, new fields of work might appear.
@ArishMell
"For one thing all those computers will need programming! For another, people will still want human contact in many areas." - with AI almost no code writers needed it could write code better and faster by its lself. Phone customer service could be AI you wouldn't know it. Most human contact jobs would be sales.

"And what will all those people do who no longer have any employment opportunities because computers have replaced them to such a huge extent?" - that's why the Universal Basic Income is needed.
chasingThursday · 36-40, M
I can’t even imagine. Look how far we have come in the past 100 years. It’s something I often wonder about
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
There will be more people with less..😷
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AlchemyFox · 36-40, F
Hopefully we stop making quite so many babies
graphite · 61-69, M
@AlchemyFox That's already happened.

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2022/12/the-long-term-decline-in-fertility-and-what-it-means-for-state-budgets

https://www.healthdata.org/news-events/newsroom/news-releases/lancet-dramatic-declines-global-fertility-rates-set-transform#:~:text=Most%20of%20the%20world%20is,%2C%20and%20Uganda%20%5B1%5D.
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
The Rolling Stones would be on their 180th tour.
eli1601 · 70-79, M
The U.S debt will be expressed in quadrillions.
Lostpoet · M
I think it will be worse people will go back to the way we were living in the stone ages.
Lostpoet · M
@ArishMell That's what I was trying to say with my limited abilities.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@Lostpoet Your abilities are not limited!
Lostpoet · M
@ArishMell I need to touch up on my English Comp.
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
🤔..................I would not what to be alive 100 years from now...........Humans will most likely be extinct by then............
swirlie · 31-35, F
@Jimmy2016
Stop being so negative! Of course you'll be alive 100 years from now! You need to stop planning your retirement and start planning the next 75 years of your life.
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
@swirlie lol....Thanks.........
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@Jimmy2016 I think you mean "extinct" - we are already extant! We won't drive ourselves into extinction, even by war or massive pandemics, but I don't hold out much hope for anyone's standard of living and quality of life by then.
Fewer species, less civilization,
The USA ruling the smoking ruins of an obedient and grateful population.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@Roundandroundwego A bleak outlook then - but I do think the outlook is bleak even if not as you suggest.

Obedient to whom and grateful for what though?

That's assuming the USA, blocs like the EU or even some present nations, still exist in 100 years' time.
There will be another 303 genders and I won’t be around so the outcome is bleak
zonavar68 · 51-55, M
@BeefySenpie Roland TB-303 - now we're talking!
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@BeefySenpie Another 303? Can't do that: the alphabet is only 52 letters long in upper and lower case, plus a few operators ('+' etc.)!
zonavar68 · 51-55, M
No effing electric cars polluting the environment due to human rights abuse, waste and rejection by society.
GuyWithOpinions · 31-35, M
Robots, space and flying cars
RedBaron · M
@GuyWithOpinions We explore space and have robots today.
Vestorius · 41-45, M
@RedBaron I guess ai takes over and we will be enslaved. Terminator reloaded.
GuyWithOpinions · 31-35, M
@RedBaron more space and robots.
darkmere1983 · 46-50, M
i dread to think, the world is already in a big mess now.
msros · F
We wont be alive by then,
Popeye · 100+, M
It won't have me
pancakeslam · 41-45, M
well I'll be dead but Elon Musk won't be
zonavar68 · 51-55, M
@pancakeslam the cult of electric Jesus has a finite lifespan
pancakeslam · 41-45, M
@zonavar68 thats what I'm sayin its about a million years
swirlie · 31-35, F
For the first time in American history, Americans will attempt to vote into the Office of the President, a 176 year old man who will finally get a chance to finish his magnificent wall that separates the USA from Mexico. And knowing how Americans think, that old man will most likely win the US Presidency again 100 years from now!
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