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10/21/2014 4:05:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
In this context, the future means something that will happen in the next ten years or so. Please be specific on your predictions.

Perhaps in ten years you can look back on your predictions and see which ones were right.
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10/21/2014 5:47:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Endark will become an author, Bsh1 and YYW will be married, I will be homeless, and Wylted will be arrested for child rape. Seems legit.
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10/21/2014 7:27:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Robots + AI replace 95% of the workforce within the next 50 years
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10/21/2014 7:38:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/21/2014 7:27:40 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Robots + AI replace 95% of the workforce within the next 50 years

Thank you.
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10/21/2014 8:14:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The international climate will become heavily multipolar, the value of state borders will decline, and the concept of westphalian sovereignty will become a side concern to most state, possible excluding the middle and far east.
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10/22/2014 11:23:55 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Hillary Clinton will be elected into office as the first female president.

The emergence of a new currency system similar to the amero conspiracy. http://en.wikipedia.org...

The legalization of Marijuana for medicinal use in all states.

No more debates on gay marriage - since they'll be allowed.

Increase in mental instability and continuance of domestic acts of terror

Definitely more crisis actor situations

The defeat of ISIL (temporarily, until they come back as something else)

Increased competition against China for economic and technological dominance

Tesla motors will gain momentum but still be at war against the "old guard"

We'll start mining the moon

Land a man on Mars.
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10/22/2014 3:25:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/22/2014 11:23:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Hillary Clinton will be elected into office as the first female president.

I agree.

The emergence of a new currency system similar to the amero conspiracy. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Probably not in the next ten years, though I may easily be wrong.

The legalization of Marijuana for medicinal use in all states.

I agree.

No more debates on gay marriage - since they'll be allowed.

I disagree. Abortion has been legal long before this website was established, and there are still plenty of abortion debates.

Increase in mental instability and continuance of domestic acts of terror

Mental instability? By all people or just with a small group of people?

Definitely more crisis actor situations

The defeat of ISIL (temporarily, until they come back as something else)

I agree.

Increased competition against China for economic and technological dominance

Tesla motors will gain momentum but still be at war against the "old guard"

We'll start mining the moon

I disagree.

Land a man on Mars.

It's possible, but honestly I doubt it.
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10/22/2014 5:18:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/22/2014 3:25:27 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/22/2014 11:23:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Hillary Clinton will be elected into office as the first female president.

I agree.

The emergence of a new currency system similar to the amero conspiracy. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Probably not in the next ten years, though I may easily be wrong.

Oops, that is my mistake for lack of clarification. I agree that it probably won't happen in the next 10 years. This would just be a general prediction of mine in regards to some point in the future.

The legalization of Marijuana for medicinal use in all states.

I agree.

No more debates on gay marriage - since they'll be allowed.

I disagree. Abortion has been legal long before this website was established, and there are still plenty of abortion debates.

Abortion isn't gay marriage though. They are two completely different topics of discussion. For this prediction, I base it off of the proactive measures taken by the Obama Administration and more recently the Catholic Church. If Hillary wins office, she'll most likely hold a similar proactive stance on the issue. I just don't see gay marriage being a hot topic after 10 more years, although I could easily be wrong of course.

Increase in mental instability and continuance of domestic acts of terror

Mental instability? By all people or just with a small group of people?

I'm thinking along the lines of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting, Sandy Hook, Boston Bombing, and the numerous school and military base shootings. It just seems like these type of events by mentally unstable individuals are rising in frequency of occurrence. I feel confident enough to predict that these type of events will increase even moreso in the next ten years. There is an underlying issue that has yet to be addressed concerning the mental health of our youth nowadays. They keep trying to use these events as a reason to ban guns while failing to see that guns are only the means used and that we need to address the root cause.

Definitely more crisis actor situations

The defeat of ISIL (temporarily, until they come back as something else)

I agree.

Increased competition against China for economic and technological dominance

Tesla motors will gain momentum but still be at war against the "old guard"

We'll start mining the moon

I disagree.

Why do you disagree?

Land a man on Mars.

It's possible, but honestly I doubt it.

Hmm, perhaps not in the next ten years. That'd be pretty impressive though. I expect it'd happen sometime in the 2020's though, perhaps the latter half like 2028 or something.
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10/22/2014 8:28:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/22/2014 5:18:10 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 10/22/2014 3:25:27 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/22/2014 11:23:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Hillary Clinton will be elected into office as the first female president.

I agree.

The emergence of a new currency system similar to the amero conspiracy. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Probably not in the next ten years, though I may easily be wrong.

Oops, that is my mistake for lack of clarification. I agree that it probably won't happen in the next 10 years. This would just be a general prediction of mine in regards to some point in the future.

The legalization of Marijuana for medicinal use in all states.

I agree.

No more debates on gay marriage - since they'll be allowed.

I disagree. Abortion has been legal long before this website was established, and there are still plenty of abortion debates.

Abortion isn't gay marriage though. They are two completely different topics of discussion. For this prediction, I base it off of the proactive measures taken by the Obama Administration and more recently the Catholic Church. If Hillary wins office, she'll most likely hold a similar proactive stance on the issue. I just don't see gay marriage being a hot topic after 10 more years, although I could easily be wrong of course.

Abortion has remained a hot topic for 40 years.

Increase in mental instability and continuance of domestic acts of terror

Mental instability? By all people or just with a small group of people?

I'm thinking along the lines of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting, Sandy Hook, Boston Bombing, and the numerous school and military base shootings. It just seems like these type of events by mentally unstable individuals are rising in frequency of occurrence. I feel confident enough to predict that these type of events will increase even moreso in the next ten years. There is an underlying issue that has yet to be addressed concerning the mental health of our youth nowadays. They keep trying to use these events as a reason to ban guns while failing to see that guns are only the means used and that we need to address the root cause.

Definitely more crisis actor situations

The defeat of ISIL (temporarily, until they come back as something else)

I agree.

Increased competition against China for economic and technological dominance

Tesla motors will gain momentum but still be at war against the "old guard"

We'll start mining the moon

I disagree.

Why do you disagree?

It's a lot easier just to mine Earth. There are still plenty of places with resources.

Land a man on Mars.

It's possible, but honestly I doubt it.

Hmm, perhaps not in the next ten years. That'd be pretty impressive though. I expect it'd happen sometime in the 2020's though, perhaps the latter half like 2028 or something.
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10/23/2014 5:47:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/22/2014 8:28:58 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/22/2014 5:18:10 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 10/22/2014 3:25:27 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/22/2014 11:23:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Hillary Clinton will be elected into office as the first female president.

I agree.

The emergence of a new currency system similar to the amero conspiracy. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Probably not in the next ten years, though I may easily be wrong.

Oops, that is my mistake for lack of clarification. I agree that it probably won't happen in the next 10 years. This would just be a general prediction of mine in regards to some point in the future.

The legalization of Marijuana for medicinal use in all states.

I agree.

No more debates on gay marriage - since they'll be allowed.

I disagree. Abortion has been legal long before this website was established, and there are still plenty of abortion debates.

Abortion isn't gay marriage though. They are two completely different topics of discussion. For this prediction, I base it off of the proactive measures taken by the Obama Administration and more recently the Catholic Church. If Hillary wins office, she'll most likely hold a similar proactive stance on the issue. I just don't see gay marriage being a hot topic after 10 more years, although I could easily be wrong of course.

Abortion has remained a hot topic for 40 years.

Yes, that's true. I don't see a connection between abortion and gay marriage though. Why would abortion remaining a hot topic for 40 years necessarily mean that gay marriage will also remain a hot topic for that long or after 10 years?

Increase in mental instability and continuance of domestic acts of terror

Mental instability? By all people or just with a small group of people?

I'm thinking along the lines of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting, Sandy Hook, Boston Bombing, and the numerous school and military base shootings. It just seems like these type of events by mentally unstable individuals are rising in frequency of occurrence. I feel confident enough to predict that these type of events will increase even moreso in the next ten years. There is an underlying issue that has yet to be addressed concerning the mental health of our youth nowadays. They keep trying to use these events as a reason to ban guns while failing to see that guns are only the means used and that we need to address the root cause.

Definitely more crisis actor situations

The defeat of ISIL (temporarily, until they come back as something else)

I agree.

Increased competition against China for economic and technological dominance

Tesla motors will gain momentum but still be at war against the "old guard"

We'll start mining the moon

I disagree.

Why do you disagree?

It's a lot easier just to mine Earth. There are still plenty of places with resources.

That's true. On the moon though, there are rich deposits of Helium-3 which is rare on Earth and highly sought after for nuclear fusion. Several private companies are trying to gain access to those mining rights so they can bank on that. I just have a feeling that the further we progress into the nuclear age the more likely it is that we will mine the moon for that resource. It would also be wise for America to get on that before any other country, in my opinion.

Land a man on Mars.

It's possible, but honestly I doubt it.

Hmm, perhaps not in the next ten years. That'd be pretty impressive though. I expect it'd happen sometime in the 2020's though, perhaps the latter half like 2028 or something.
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10/23/2014 7:20:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Putin makes an incredibly controversial decision + Kim Jong Un threatens to nuke the world yet mysteriously fails to do so.
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10/23/2014 7:29:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/23/2014 7:20:24 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Putin makes an incredibly controversial decision + Kim Jong Un threatens to nuke the world yet mysteriously fails to do so.

Hmm...I have no idea what would make you think that will happen.
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10/23/2014 7:31:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/23/2014 7:29:48 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2014 7:20:24 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Putin makes an incredibly controversial decision + Kim Jong Un threatens to nuke the world yet mysteriously fails to do so.

Hmm...I have no idea what would make you think that will happen.

All the while Europe's economy continues to tank and the US continues to be the police force of the world.
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10/23/2014 7:35:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/23/2014 7:31:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 10/23/2014 7:29:48 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2014 7:20:24 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Putin makes an incredibly controversial decision + Kim Jong Un threatens to nuke the world yet mysteriously fails to do so.

Hmm...I have no idea what would make you think that will happen.

All the while Europe's economy continues to tank and the US continues to be the police force of the world.

*Gasps*
What a ridiculous thought! Europe's economy being stagnant?! The United States being heavily involved in the world's affairs?! What strange movie did you get this from?!
(Note: I'm kidding)
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10/23/2014 7:37:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/23/2014 7:35:51 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2014 7:31:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 10/23/2014 7:29:48 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2014 7:20:24 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Putin makes an incredibly controversial decision + Kim Jong Un threatens to nuke the world yet mysteriously fails to do so.

Hmm...I have no idea what would make you think that will happen.

All the while Europe's economy continues to tank and the US continues to be the police force of the world.

*Gasps*
What a ridiculous thought! Europe's economy being stagnant?! The United States being heavily involved in the world's affairs?! What strange movie did you get this from?!
(Note: I'm kidding)

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10/23/2014 7:38:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/23/2014 7:37:20 PM, Gaming_Debater wrote:
I predict that this thread will go out of control.

Probably.
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10/24/2014 9:23:13 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/21/2014 4:05:28 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
In this context, the future means something that will happen in the next hundred years or so. Please be specific on your predictions.

Perhaps in a hundred years you can look back on your predictions and see which ones were right.

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10/24/2014 9:26:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/21/2014 5:47:22 PM, RevNge wrote:
Endark will become an author, Bsh1 and YYW will be married, I will be homeless, and Wylted will be arrested for child rape. Seems legit.

Wut about moi?! :P
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I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

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In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
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MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

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10/24/2014 10:08:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/24/2014 9:26:36 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 10/21/2014 5:47:22 PM, RevNge wrote:
Endark will become an author, Bsh1 and YYW will be married, I will be murdered by ESocial, Zaradi will also be murdered by ESocial, and Wylted will be arrested for child rape. Seems legit.

Wut about moi?! :P

Fix'd
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10/26/2014 1:35:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/24/2014 10:08:37 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 10/24/2014 9:26:36 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 10/21/2014 5:47:22 PM, RevNge wrote:
Endark will become an author, Bsh1 and YYW will be married, I will be murdered by ESocial, Zaradi will also be murdered by ESocial, Wylted will be arrested for child rape, and everyone currently on this Site will end up as overweight nerds who are unemployed, living in their parent's basement, and almost constantly playing video games. Seems legit.

Wut about moi?! :P

Fix'd

Fixed again
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10/26/2014 3:08:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Barak Obama's Presidency will end in epic criminal shame and Democrats will blame it on Bush.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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10/26/2014 4:05:52 PM
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At 10/26/2014 3:08:29 PM, sadolite wrote:
Barak Obama's Presidency will end in epic criminal shame and Democrats will blame it on Bush.

How's that a future event whenever it's in the past?
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10/26/2014 5:06:57 PM
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At 10/26/2014 4:05:52 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/26/2014 3:08:29 PM, sadolite wrote:
Barak Obama's Presidency will end in epic criminal shame and Democrats will blame it on Bush.

How's that a future event whenever it's in the past?

ZING! BANG!
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%