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    Useless predictions thread, because why not. What cultural issues will we be arguing about in 2031? Porn, freedom of speech, religion....... otherkin? Discuss.

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    - Climate change refugees

    - California high speed bullet train fail

    - Barron Trump

    - I dunno

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    China put harsh limits on video game usage due to their perceived ill-effects on health. It's only logical to extend these limits to other forms of dopamine addiction — like social media, porn and junk food — and the same health crisis will spur campaigners to target these as well. There are concerted campaigns against each of these already, but I believe that they will pick up steam in the coming decade.

    Rather than attack free speech directly, campaigners will draw a rhetorical distinction between "free" speech and "unfree" speech. In the same way that it's illegal to sell yourself into slavery, so they'll argue, it should be correspondingly illegal to allow your dopamine circuitry to be hijacked.

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    Giving sex dolls (or computer-generated porn) to pedophiles in exchange for wearing a tracking device. This one's a no-brainer to me. It'll save people.

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    From what I hear when something possesses me to listen to NPR, it seems free speech has become the bugbear of the liberal propaganda mills.

    I notice that as soon as they achieve power, liberals in the States become vindictive and frightening little buggers. I think what disturbs me so much about it is their unfailing belief in their moral and intellectual superiority; their “tolerance;” even as they suggest, in this case, censorship of any dissident views. I’ve even seen liberals wishing for the death of anyone who holds dissident views — of course I’m sure in the name of tolerance. At least conservatives are relatively open and consistent about what they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    China put harsh limits on video game usage due to their perceived ill-effects on health. It's only logical to extend these limits to other forms of dopamine addiction — like social media, porn and junk food — and the same health crisis will spur campaigners to target these as well. There are concerted campaigns against each of these already, but I believe that they will pick up steam in the coming decade.
    Yeah, I heard about that. I was on the fence before, but @mu4 is right; China will win, and this is why.

    I see so many kids addicted to screens — all of the ones I can think of, actually, seem to be. I’m convinced it makes kids dumber, especially given how vapid the media children are exposed to are. I half-believe Peppa Pig was created by a devil.

    I can’t see the US doing anything like this. Knowing this country, probably the only thing that could incite any kind of mass political rebellion would be forcing parents to pay attention to their kids.

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    WWIII within 15 years. The culture will be whatever that can be scavenged on the cinder fields. If there is anyone left to scavenge, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    I’ve even seen liberals wishing for the death of anyone who holds dissident views
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    Giving sex dolls (or computer-generated porn) to pedophiles in exchange for wearing a tracking device. This one's a no-brainer to me. It'll save people.
    The idea that pedophilia is a sexual orientation and not a fetish is inherent to that policy. If it is indeed a sexual orientation then perfect but if it is a fetish then giving them sex dolls resembling minors or fake child pornography would just lead them deeper into their philia.

    And that if deviant sexual orientations are supposed to be inborn genetic deficiencies and not philias related to either childhood experiences, traumatic occurences or sexual conditioning (such as pornography or cultural conditioning).
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    Transhumanism will be the big topic of discussion in the future. """Intellectuals""" are already referring to this point in time as "post-human".

    https://www.academia.edu/29854963/_W...UMAN_Full_Text
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    According to Strauss–Howe generational theory, the 2030s would be a decade of cultural stagnation and conformity, similar to the 1950ies, (because boomers, the most culturally active generation, will be like 80 or dead). If you believe in such shot-in-the-dark theories...

    For the 2020s, I'd guess we'd have to deal with continuing trends like islamist terrorism, climate change, ultranationalism & big country competition, WW3 is probably not going to happen, but one can never be sure that there won't be some escalation of a regional conflict. Let's see if China tries to invade Taiwan after the 2022 chinese Winter Olympics(same timing that Russia invaded Crimea, Olympics bring a lot of attention and money, so it's better to behave before).... which would force NATO to act.

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    Another issue will be women being "liberated" from the "burden" of childbirth with the advent of lab-grown children so there can be no pause in her social media marketing career.

    #girlboss

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBRS View Post
    The idea that pedophilia is a sexual orientation and not a fetish is inherent to that policy. If it is indeed a sexual orientation then perfect but if it is a fetish then giving them sex dolls resembling minors or fake child pornography would just lead them deeper into their philia.

    And that if sexual orientations are supposed to be inborn genetic deficiencies and not philias related to either childhood experiences, traumatic occurences or sexual conditioning (such as pornography or cultural conditioning).
    Yeah, that's worth considering too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eudaimonia View Post
    Transhumanism will be the big topic of discussion in the future.
    I hope to god this is true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eudaimonia View Post
    Transhumanism will be the big topic of discussion in the future. """Intellectuals""" are already referring to this point in time as "post-human".

    https://www.academia.edu/29854963/_W...UMAN_Full_Text
    I think that traditionalists will decisively lose this battle, to be honest. It's the main reason that I've stopped wading into the transgender debate, which is probably the first stage — quickly forgotten — of a vastly greater revolution in what it means to be human. Unless something unexpected changes (or abolishes) capitalism, the enormous controversy surrounding transgenderism won't stop it: if philosophers can't decide the outcome to a question, engineers and investors will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    Giving sex dolls (or computer-generated porn) to pedophiles in exchange for wearing a tracking device. This one's a no-brainer to me. It'll save people.
    At that point might aswel throw them in jail. That is if we havent found a way yet to change someones sexuality
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkdhf qkb View Post
    According to Strauss–Howe generational theory, the 2030s would be a decade of cultural stagnation and conformity, similar to the 1950ies, (because boomers, the most culturally active generation, will be like 80 or dead). If you believe in such shot-in-the-dark theories...

    For the 2020s, I'd guess we'd have to deal with continuing trends like islamist terrorism, climate change, ultranationalism & big country competition, WW3 is probably not going to happen, but one can never be sure that there won't be some escalation of a regional conflict. Let's see if China tries to invade Taiwan after the 2022 chinese Winter Olympics(same timing that Russia invaded Crimea, Olympics bring a lot of attention and money, so it's better to behave before).... which would force NATO to act.
    I dont think nato will do ajything just as they didnt in crimea
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    If we created a super intelligent AI with any interest in humanity's growth and gave it access to the internet it would kill itself after reading about this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 9 large View Post
    I dont think nato will do ajything just as they didnt in crimea
    It's not really the same situation since Crimea was mostly inhabited by Ukranian Russians in favor of being annexed. But mb ur right since Taiwan is only a "major non-nato ally" to the US.
    Also a lot of countries will start wondering who's the next on the list once/if Taiwan has been invaded and china 'unified'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkdhf qkb View Post
    It's not really the same situation since Crimea was mostly inhabited by Ukranian Russians in favor of being annexed. But mb ur right since Taiwan is only a "major non-nato ally" to the US.
    Also a lot of countries will start wondering who's the next on the list once/if Taiwan has been invaded and china 'unified'.
    yea the thing is nato was primarily led by USA, and USA as a global power will soon (if not already) be dethroned by china. which means china can invade pretty much anywhere they want, just as america has been doing ever since ww2
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    Playing with my imagination:

    About transhumanism:
    2030s: gene therapy available, transgenderism and hormone treatment is mainstream
    2040: designer babies with enhanced intelligence, longevity and physical ability only for the super rich and enhanced supersoldiers for the army= Brave New World
    2055: reactionary neo-amish antieugenics movements by young neo-hippies

    About ecofascism:
    - ecoterrorists will sabotage coal factories, blow up rich people's yachts
    - some CEOs will go on trial for 'crimes against the planet'
    - Animal abolitionists will demonstrate for domesticated animals like cattle to be considered citizens instead of property under the law

    Climate change:
    - Climate refugee crises, some coastal cities will be inhospitable
    - New settlers move to Siberia and Northern Canada, life will be like the wild west
    - Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia fight a war over water, as dams and drought stop the Nile from flowing

    Economy:
    - Neoliberal capitalism is questioned, people argue for universal income
    - 1/3 of people have lost their jobs to robots, take online courses for new positions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 9 large View Post
    At that point might aswel throw them in jail.
    I suppose we could, but they'd never reveal themselves if they thought they were going to jail. You attract more bears with honey than with vinegar.

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    Basically this (year 2029 here)



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    It's going to come to an ultimate head. There will be those who are essentially like me and fully believe/lean towards the Christian worldview... and those who do not.

    I am also wondering about the integrity of this site. I'm clicking on the quote buttons and they just sit there and spin endlessly. Unless I'm wrong and the Brave browser is uniquely incompatible with this site (doubtful as that's what I've been using since day friggin' one here) I think I've finally garnered the attention of some lowly PTB/demonic tool.

    Good! Inconvenience me more! While I pray that I am not put to the test (as Jesus himself recommended) if I am and I pass somehow I'm pretty much guaranteed a place in heaven. Problem is that most anyone put to the test fails and thus is damned but the answer is also and always obvious. Trust in God. I pray I can do just that even in the face of a true fallen angel...

    Note: If you are ever in the presence of such an entity your only hope of coming out of that encounter without being damned is to trust in God. You're smart you think? The demon is orders of magnitudes smarter. The least of the choirs of angels possesses power far in excess of the greatest of the pagan "gods" as they'd define them. You stand no chance against that threat and it can twist your mind so easily that if it wasn't for God's mercy and graces...

    Point is, don't get prideful here. If ye are put to the test do not think yourself above it. Ye are not. Instead, turn yourself over to the one true source of salvation from all evil...
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    @End Do you think you pose enough of a threat to anyone in any real position of power for them to take time out of their day to worry about you sharing your worldview in some weird little niche of the internet?
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    I'm not sure, but hopefully there will be far fewer self-righteous people who think it's their right to get involved in everyone else's business. Unfortunately I don't think those sorts are gonna be going away any time soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWellArmedCat View Post
    @End Do you think you pose enough of a threat to anyone in any real position of power for them to take time out of their day to worry about you sharing your worldview in some weird little niche of the internet?
    But how is End expressing his thoughts any different than anyone else in the forum that starts a butt plug thread, for example? ( Me personally, I don't care what people post, as long as it isn't intentionally,

    --harassing
    --targeting
    --threatening
    --creeping / stalking
    --etc etc
    End also only has 1277 posts since 2015...

    Oh wait nvm, it's actually bc he fits a certain demographic , which gives u the greenlight to shit on such people. it's also why it's allowed for some to open multiple/alternative accts to passive-aggressively disrespect the shit out of them some more, while nobody bats an eye. It's also why I've had to block numerous people bc of this passive-aggressive bigotry.

    Surely, ur intelligent enough to see some of that ... assuming u urself aren't participating in such things (?)

    Anyway, in light of looking at all of this, it actually contradicts ur next statement:

    I'm not sure, but hopefully there will be far fewer self-righteous people who think it's their right to get involved in everyone else's business.
    I keep hearing this dumbass statement being indiscriminately thrown around. Sounds cool, but it's cliche as hell; like what does this even mean IRL? How exactly are these forumites being "self-righteous" (assuming a negative connotation) and how exactly r they getting in people's business?

    There's probably less than 5 active users (out of the hundreds of members in this forum) of these so-called "self righteous people" at most, and it's not like they're shoving anything down anyone's throat or kicking their doors down, forcing conversion by the gun or anything. Nor are they intentionally harassing people, with the goal of harming anyone.

    And I get it, from time to time, *we all* say stupid things that may rub off the wrong way - and people may hang onto such things as a grudge. Does such particular thing exist and have u brought it up to him, privately?

    Anyway, at the very least, we should stop pretending to be diplomatic and admit the giant elephant in the room - that is, the only practical way to solve this unending-problem is if we,

    1) just stopped expressing any opinion , or
    2) leave the forum forever
    This has always been the case / overarching theme in the forum. But its gotten wayyy worse over the past years - as it's hardly about checks and balances anymore. it's regressed to shutting "the other" down at all costs. Cancel culture. Thru whatever means necessary. Whether it happens out in the open, or it involves ambiguously hiding in the shadows as a friend, only to later pop out as a mustache-twirling enemy.

    This situation actually parallels what the US is going through now; that is, we've been so blindly busy; dividing and fighting each other, we've greatly weakened our place as a world super-power, with everything going down in flames and causing irreversible damage, never mind other nations taking back the bouton and taking the reigns.

    We're so fucking stupid, we kinda deserve what's coming tho



    "can there be a peace between us?"

    "peace? no peace!"


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    "DIE."
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    but hopefully there will be far fewer self-righteous people
    Unfortunately I don't think those sorts are gonna be going away any time soon
    Nah, u r in fact right. these people u secretly hate , underneath ur happy cat avatar, won't necessarily be around forever. don't worry about that
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    Spirituality will be at the all time high. "Spill the tea" culture would be obliterated and people wouldn't focus that much on external data as much as they do now.
    Schools and similar learning institutions won't have the same power anymore.

    I haven't looked much into these kinds of stuff though so I could be wrong. I don't care what happens outside I just care mostly about my life and the people I care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWellArmedCat View Post
    @End Do you think you pose enough of a threat to anyone in any real position of power for them to take time out of their day to worry about you sharing your worldview in some weird little niche of the internet?
    I might, but only briefly. And they already do if you're paying attention. My worldview is not mine own. It is the worldview of those who accept Christ Jesus. Just one of me doesn't change much, but 12, 40, a million? Shit gets real after 12 lemme tell ya.

    I need sleep and can't touch on further points because of that but ask me a few more questions that pop up in your mind and I'll be glad to answer .

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    Quote Originally Posted by End View Post
    I am also wondering about the integrity of this site. I'm clicking on the quote buttons and they just sit there and spin endlessly. Unless I'm wrong and the Brave browser is uniquely incompatible with this site (doubtful as that's what I've been using since day friggin' one here) I think I've finally garnered the attention of some lowly PTB/demonic tool.
    It's a slow server.

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    So many interesting, good ideas in this thread, I couldn't reply to them all but I selected some of them. I try to avoid politics, especially since I hold libertarian views and want people to be well, but I know that it's not possible and I'd rather have what I want, what brings me pleasure, avoid who, where, and what pisses me off, than worry about the world (I hold some left-libertarian views since some government things help me out, e.g., needing and enjoying medical treatment at state universities, enjoying state universities, needing better transport to CSBs that satisfy me, and freedom of choice, access to good public libraries, keeping beautiful state parks open, anti-corporate welfare, anti-regulations because more often than not they hurt small businesses, lesser known people, reduce innovation, and enrich the entrenched interests) and we have a more authoritarian president now (Joe Biden is an EIE, most EIEs piss me off, I hate most of them, I often hate most people but I wish them well, they don't know about the ethics of liberty, about human differences, originality, the rare, the lesser known, possibilities, and beauty, too much support for laws, rules, and regulations, and many people won't listen). I look at other things, mainly what could affect me directly. I prefer to leniency and reducing monopoly power over taking peoples' lives, I'm just one person and it won't likely happen to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    Useless predictions thread, because why not. What cultural issues will we be arguing about in 2031? Porn, freedom of speech, religion....... otherkin? Discuss.
    I don't think it's useless because it's entertaining. All of those will probably be argued, I trusted Donald trump to end federal restrictions on prostitution more than I trust Joe Biden to. I highly doubt that he will because he hasn't so far, and he has no real sympathy for women, he would rather punish than be lenient or allow freedom of choice. Like most EIE-Fe, Joe Biden is impervious, especially to individual choice and most individuals' need for leniency and freedom and for being one sided on taxes. A bottom marginal rate cut to 5% and doubling that bracket and cutting the employee portion of the payroll tax by 2%age points would be good, while doing means testing for social security. It's a more beautiful system, and the poor can enjoy their income more and have more and/or better things to spend on. I think increasing the top marginal rate past 39.6% after the first $400k of income is ridiculous because AT LEAST 4% of tax payers have taxable income of 400k or more, many people making $500k/year can blow right past it, with state taxes and other taxes, many people will be giving 50% or more of their income to the government, and it's been pointed that it will have a diminishing return on revenue, and there are so many possibilities so that it wouldn't increase revenue anyway (which isn't necessary IMO), and even if it did than I highly doubt it would be by more than 2%. Art Laffer had a lot of good points.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poptart View Post
    - Climate change refugees

    - California high speed bullet train fail

    - Barron Trump

    - I dunno
    OK.
    Quote Originally Posted by lkdhf qkb View Post
    According to Strauss–Howe generational theory, the 2030s would be a decade of cultural stagnation and conformity, similar to the 1950ies, (because boomers, the most culturally active generation, will be like 80 or dead). If you believe in such shot-in-the-dark theories...

    For the 2020s, I'd guess we'd have to deal with continuing trends like islamist terrorism, climate change, ultranationalism & big country competition, WW3 is probably not going to happen, but one can never be sure that there won't be some escalation of a regional conflict. Let's see if China tries to invade Taiwan after the 2022 chinese Winter Olympics(same timing that Russia invaded Crimea, Olympics bring a lot of attention and money, so it's better to behave before).... which would force NATO to act.
    Yes, most people seem to be excessively concerned about terrorism, I just wish they would at least go support only going after the terrorists themselves. I have a blase attitude about it and murder, although I adhere to the doctrine of human rights and only allowing smart people in or at least decentralizing immigration and the federal government, making sure 7 years is the maximum, having them do well on the picture arrangement subtest, respect western values of information, ingenuity, creativity, intellect, intelligence, freedom of religion, freedom to not practice a religion, freedom for homosexuality, freedom for expression, freedom for materialism/luxuries, being receptive to needs for aesthetics, being fair to people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, etc, favoring leniency for everyone who commits a crime.
    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    Useless predictions thread, because why not. What cultural issues will we be arguing about in 2031? Porn, freedom of speech, religion....... otherkin? Discuss.
    Quote Originally Posted by Poptart View Post
    - Climate change refugees

    - California high speed bullet train fail

    - Barron Trump

    - I dunno
    LOL.
    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    From what I hear when something possesses me to listen to NPR, it seems free speech has become the bugbear of the liberal propaganda mills.

    I notice that as soon as they achieve power, liberals in the States become vindictive and frightening little buggers. I think what disturbs me so much about it is their unfailing belief in their moral and intellectual superiority; their “tolerance;” even as they suggest, in this case, censorship of any dissident views. I’ve even seen liberals wishing for the death of anyone who holds dissident views — of course I’m sure in the name of tolerance. At least conservatives are relatively open and consistent about what they want.
    Yes! That became evident to me in 2008 especially when Joe Biden was debating Sarah Palin--Joe Biden's a classic narcissist who can't reason well, won't listen to facts and others' wishes that don't further his arguments, goals, opinions, he is too biased towards one thing or group over the other, too in favor of his own power, like most EIE-Fe he couldn't see the other side, nor could he allow fair systems of favor personal choice or have much sympathy for and willing to solve problems for oppressed people, the down and outs, the weirdos, the lesser known people, who make the world better. He really has very little sympathy for people.

    Donald Trump was way more flexible, way more willing to change things and challenge Big Pharma, he just needed better methods and a little bit more open-mindedness towards tax cuts for the working poor.

    He lost probably because he was so sincere about his anger., and he could've expressed insincere sympathy for blacks and BLM like I would've and said he was working towards a problem for it, started favoring lenient policies (after all, he cared more about power and attention for himself, that was what was most important to him) and attacked Joe Biden's record on crime control. The majority of them (or at least just about all the ones in power) would rather punish or always be tough on certain people, than read a book, create something, play a new video game, seek knowledge, evaluate, analyze, enjoy themselves, maybe being with their friends, be neutral and reward or actually let people be free; I like that conservatives just speak their mind and do so directly whether other people find it offensive or not, it's freedom of expression... even Dick Cheney spoke his mind about what he wanted and what he wished to not have. I believe my favored ideas, places, systems, policies, and ethics are superior, while often believing I'm inferior or average at best and that most of humanity is more ethical and smarter than me. I'd rather enjoy myself. Hillary Clinton was one of the few Democrats who spoke her mind and was willing to say unpopular things, I give her credit for that even though I found her repulsive.

    But some liberals and Democrats are fair and tolerant. Everybody should be more humble, open about what they want, what they hate, and what they love, the government should stop spying on people and allow anyone to speak out against it. It should also sell those data collection centers (if there were more freedom of information flow, it wouldn't make much difference in national security anyway, because the information is already out there and so many people can still hack and share it).
    I'm not only emotionally and psychologically disturbed, I'm also QueeferSutherlandJeffersonianSecessionist87@sucksd ick.com


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