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Post by Five_X on Sat 14 May 2011 - 3:19

http://www.futuretimeline.net/index.htm

Of course, this is all speculation, and though sourced, it's pretty unlikely (or so I hope) that a lot of the more extreme things here will happen.

Still, it makes you think. I certainly hope I won't be alive when the fecal matter hits the proverbial bladed wind machine.

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Post by tremec6speed on Sat 14 May 2011 - 3:37

I dunno, this is good food for thought and I'm starved! Puzzled
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Post by Nachtsider on Sat 14 May 2011 - 3:45

Yeah, and they once predicted we'd be colonizing the galaxy by the year 2001.

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Post by crazyidiot78 on Sat 14 May 2011 - 10:14

I don't know I was looking at the list and some of these break throughs don't seem so bad. Also I like to think the better part of human nature will prevent some of these events from occuring. This also might have some usess in my classroom to spark debate.
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Post by theprodigalson on Sat 14 May 2011 - 12:28

I read much of the list and a lot of the stuff seemed good and natural, but I couldn't help but feel an apprehension. Having an AI supported intelligence would be cool and all, but I feel like something must have been lost along the way. It's the same way I felt when I read "Brave New World". I did not enjoy it.

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Post by Five_X on Sat 14 May 2011 - 23:57

Wait, you think Brave New World isn't about a dystopia? Because it is, you know. The point of the book is that a "perfect" world would actually suck.

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Post by theprodigalson on Sun 15 May 2011 - 3:31

Sorry, "dystopia" wasn't in my book of Terms That Easily Sum Up What I Am Trying To Say. I know that's what it was about, was just trying to form a correlation.

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Post by Five_X on Sun 15 May 2011 - 13:22

The way BNW handles dystopia is, to me, what makes it a better idea of the future than 1984. But both are still depressing.

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Post by tremec6speed on Sun 15 May 2011 - 15:06

A perfect world would suck?
Hmmmm....
Define 'perfect'?
Plenty of free cheese...MmMmmmm. Motz, cheddah (which is bettah), baby swiss... chicken an chocolate! (3 basic food groups, yes I'm a 'foodie') Smile
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Post by Officer_Charon on Sun 15 May 2011 - 15:50

..... Tremec is the Rico of the board

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Post by Awinnell on Sun 15 May 2011 - 16:04

@Officer_Charon wrote:..... Tremec is the Rico of the board


so either happy go lucky, or stoned out of his mind on conditioning drugs ?

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Post by Officer_Charon on Sun 15 May 2011 - 16:17

Yes.

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Post by ChaosKin640 on Sun 15 May 2011 - 20:18

So all the SWA doctors need to do now is figure out a way to market the Conditioning meds as the latest recreational drug and their budgetary short-fall issues are instantly solved.
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Post by Officer_Charon on Sun 15 May 2011 - 20:46

Now THERE'S a story hook... either a funny piece or a deadly serious one, depending on which direction you go with it...

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Post by Robert Frazer on Sun 15 May 2011 - 20:56

Belisario: WhOOOOOoooOOOOooOOoooo! I'm Gleaming the Cube!

Giliani: Why is our conditioning expert acting like he's been licking Amazonian frogs?

Duvalier: He says that he's helping to keep us within budget by removing the need to pay for volunteers in clinical trials.

Belisario: Nyehhhhhhheeeehhheheheheheheheeeehhhh...

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Post by ChaosKin640 on Sun 15 May 2011 - 21:08

Depending on how much of the girl's enforced loyalty is managed by the Conditioning medication itself, it definitely has the potential to be converted into some kind of chemical weapon. I've actually toyed with the idea of having Nina use a modified form of the medication as a kind of truth serum in her interrogations. Of course, there are still some kinks that need to be worked out, like that pesky problem of the drugs completely frying the person's brain because it hasn't yet been successfully formulated for adult physiology, but that just means her interrogations two purposes at once: information gathering and valuable research opportunities. So it's a win-win.
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Post by Robert Frazer on Sun 15 May 2011 - 21:13

Speaking seriously, it's something that I touched on briefly in "The Lamb and the Tyger" as Belisario speculates as to how his drugs may be commercialised after the Agency is wrapped up. I agree that its use as an interrogation drug would be interesting - given the compound's bucolic setting, maybe with shades of the freakier extremes of The Prisoner? Seeing its effects might also be an opportunity for the cyborgs to reflect a little darkly on the poison that gives them power.

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Post by maverick375 on Sun 15 May 2011 - 22:20

A short glance at that sight made me question everything I've ever known.

No, not really. "Great Earthquake hits California sometime between now and 2037"????
I'd pay money for the place to break off and float away. Regardless, 26 years is a long time to go without a major earthquake, and the last truly devastating one was over a hundred years ago. Even Criswell could make that one seem like prophecy.

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Post by Awinnell on Mon 16 May 2011 - 5:28

given what happened on the other side of the Pacific,theres a good chance that may happen sooner rather than later

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