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  1. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Read at your own peril, things seem good but later on....

    We will be living in the future of Surrogates, the new Total Recall, Minority Report, and AI including all of the scary aspects of the future. :csad:

    Note: I did not make this list to feel scared, seriously, major trigger warning.



    3D technologies are widespread
    Launch of PS4 and Xbox 720


    Google Glass brings hands-free access to the web in the form of glasses
    The first solar aircraft to circumnavigate the globe
    Personalized DNA sequencing for under $100
    Robotic pack mules are entering military service
    Portable Internet cameras enable most calls to be made via skype


    Worsening economic crises
    Virtual reality makes a comeback due to an enhanced cyberspace
    Tigers are going extinct
    The world’s first fully sustainable, zero-carbon, zero-waste city completes phase one
    The world’s first lunar tourist
    Battery technology gets an amazing boost – under fifteen minutes equates a week
    3D printing is a mainstream consumer product
    Scientists resurrect the wooly mammoth, sabre-tooth, and Megatherium


    US vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient
    Energiya launches the first hotel in space
    Agricultural robots are appearing on farms
    Laser guns are in naval use
    Holographic Versatile Disks supersedes Blu-Rays
    Brain-related conditions can now be treated with new delivery methods
    A pill to prevent sunburn
    Launch of the Titanic II


    China merges nine of its cities into one
    The world’s first kilometer-high skyscraper
    Deepwater natural gases can now be exploited
    The Cheops satellite is deployed to study exoplanets
    Electronic paper is seeing widespread use (think Harry Potter newspapers)
    Tooth regeneration is forming in dental care
    Cosmetic surgery has doubled its market size
    Teleportation of simplest molecules


    A drug that lets people eat whatever they want without gaining weight
    Life expectancy increases as a result of said pill
    Many complex surgeries are performed by robots
    Robot insect spies are in military use
    Fridges can order new food before they become empty
    Appliances can sense when you are home
    Majority of cars have Internet access
    Scientists drill into Earth’s mantle
    The last of Nigeria’s rainforests have been felled


    The first manned outpost beyond the Moon begins assembly
    Personalized computer that almost acts like a personal assistant with AI
    Computers break the exaflop barrier
    Bionic eyes with high resolution are commercially available (vision loss)
    Cars communicating with each other (think Minority Report)
    Driverless freight trucks appearing
    LED dim or brighten depending on the brightness of the Moon and Stars at night
    Oil demand is outpacing supply by a significant margin


    Start of a fifteen-year oil crises
    Cell phones are just the size of a screen
    The start of virtual telepathy in texting by thinking
    Complex organ replacements grown from stem cells
    A cure for malaria
    The fountain of youth becomes a closer reality for those in middle and younger years
    Holographic TV is mainstream
    Electrical and gas electric meters in every UK home reducing bills
    Public smoking is banned across every US state
    Glacier National Parks are becoming ice-free
    CGI is now 100% indistinguishable from real people in film and video games
    Google Earth now works in complete real-time


    Water crises in southwest USA
    The world’s largest insect swarm re-emerges
    Male birth control pills are entering the market
    The world’s first artificial kidney
    Start of mind-reading technology for security camera purposes

    Rising travel costs
    Near paper-less offices
    Most workers can work from wherever they want


    Nanotech is being used in clothing
    Deafness is fully curable


    A permanent cure for migraines
    Borneo’s rainforests have been wiped from the map
    Rare species including the Orangutan have become extinct
    Gorillas are going extinct


    The biggest refugee crises in world history due to torrential flooding in southeast Asia
    Gay marriage is legal in every US state
    African elephants are going extinct
    A cure for the common cold is available for general public use


    Mouse revived for cryopreservation
    The threat of bioterrorism is peaking
    Rhinos are going extinct in the wild
    Medical nanobots are being developed
    Vertical farms are appearing in cities due to food and water shortages
    Solid waste is reaching crises levels
    Completion of Masdar City
    Rise in mental illness


    New treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
    With indium running out, people turn to new alternatives
    Mars science laboratory is shutting down


    Carbon sequestration is under way offering hope for climate change


    The international space station is decommissioned
    Flexible TV screens that can fit into wallets
    Britain becomes the most populous country in the world
    Amputees can regrow lost limbs, the Lizard undergoes a new origin story (I just had to include that)


    Human-like AI is becoming a reality
    Majority of retail environments are now cashless
    Automated systems have made it possible to shop with no checkout lines
    Intelligent advertising (think Minority Report)
    Global reserves of silver are running out


    Global population is reaching crises point
    Homes have become energy efficient
    The USA is declining as a world power
    The majority of new vehicles are plug-in electric or hybrids
    AI is widespread downsizing administrative departments
    Adult entertainment industry is booming due to AI
    AIDS, cancer, and other diseases are becoming curable
    India becomes the most populous country on the earth
    Orbital space junk is becoming a major problem for space flight
    New jobs will emerge due to change in technology


    Bangkok is being abandoned due to flooding
    Global reserves of lead are running out
    Crimes are faster and easier to solve (think Minority Report)
    Transport and logistics are smoother and more efficient
    Resources can be managed and distributed more accurately
    Married couples are a minority
    Chocolate has become rare


    4th generation nuclear power


    Manned mission to Mars
    Peak phosphorus is reached
    Conference halls, movie theaters, stadiums, and other such environments are now utilizing holographic wall screens
    Advertisements literally jump out of the screen


    Exabyte storage devices are available and needed


    Economic decline in Middle East
    The Arctic is becoming ice-free during September
    Self-driving vehicles are becoming wide-spread
    Holographic recreations of dead people
    Robots are dominating the battlefield
    Start of the final collapse of the European Union


    In-vitro meat is a rapidly growing industry
    Alzheimer’s disease is fully curable
    Bionic eyes surpassing human vision


    Quantum computers are widely available
    The Sidarjo mud volcano stops flowing


    Y2K38, older computers experience difficulties
    Capital punishment has greatly declined
    Teleportation of complex organic molecules



    Full virtual reality immersion - TOTAL RECALL becomes a REALITY.


    You know that AI craft from that movie Stealth? Well that's a reality now.


    Robots are common features of home and work place


    Androids are entering law enforcement
    #1 Ultimatehero, Dec 28, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  2. Gotham Knight Watchful Protector

    Feb 26, 2011
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    Interesting read. But what is this list being based off of?
  3. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

    Jan 31, 2011
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    From the site, also at the link there is a TON more info - I just have the highlights here. Plus a lot of it, we've already seen in movies. So writers and directors are looking at many of the same sources because it looks more familiar than different in a very scary way. A lot of these things we've seen in movies depicting the future - AI, Surrogates, Total Recall, etc. Or I'm just like Bruce Willis in Surrogates and Will Smith in I, Robot that this is really gonna give me nightmares lol. I want my old school All Stars! Damn I feel old at only 24, wait - another 100 years of seeing destruction? (it later states that with all of these cures WWII veterans will even reach 120!)
  4. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

    Jun 18, 2011
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  5. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Kinda wishing this stuff isn't true. Any scientists or engineers here to weigh in on this?
  6. Spider-Vader Mercin' & Workin'

    Jun 28, 2007
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    >Goes to Mars
    >Doesn't find Prothean Ruins
    >Doesn't find Mass Relays & be introduced to the Galactic community
    0/10 do not want to happen
  7. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

    Jun 18, 2011
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    First of all, it isn't objectively true yet, because the future isn't here. The future isn't our reality yet. So breathe a sigh of relief: it isn't true. Not yet, any way.

    Second, even the best scientists are not prophets. Speculation about what will happen in the future becomes more and more tenuous the further the predictions reach. Nothing here is set in stone.

    Third, certain things are not taken into account here. The economy, resources, climate, culture, religious beliefs, philosophy, war, natural disasters, public opinion, government & laws, etc. All these could affect these predictions in minor to massive ways.

    Thus, I can't help but view this timeline as nothing more than fanciful.
  8. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Hopefully. Just as a writer it rings true. Not to look down on my fellow man lol, but we have become increasingly hard-wired into our machinery. Even at 24, I remember being a kid and running around with my friends on the streets. I look outside and I rarely see kids, they're mostly all hooked up to a machine. And that's all starting in 2014 with Google Glass. Overpopulation is already in effect, so is global warming at least from what I'm seeing and most people even now just shrug it off while saying,"I guess the weather's changing, maybe global warming." Also it happening so rapid-fire almost seems to ring true as well, like a calm before the storm kind of effect of not noticing it until it's there. I've always been the kind of guy who always saw mankind bringing about our own demise though lol... the economy part is really true and noticed that as well, unsure how we would afford all this technology with the predicted economical downfall predicted.

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