Useless predictions thread, because why not. What cultural issues will we be arguing about in 2031? Porn, freedom of speech, religion....... otherkin? Discuss.
Useless predictions thread, because why not. What cultural issues will we be arguing about in 2031? Porn, freedom of speech, religion....... otherkin? Discuss.
- Climate change refugees
- California high speed bullet train fail
- Barron Trump
- I dunno
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by FreelancePoliceman; 09-01-2021 at 07:53 AM.
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.
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.
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).
Last edited by RBRS; 09-02-2021 at 09:14 AM.
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.
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.
Should Facebook groups be allowed to be elected president and represent us in congress
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.
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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Playing with my imagination:
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
- 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 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
- 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
Basically this (year 2029 here)
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...
Last edited by End; 09-09-2021 at 06:40 AM.
@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?
End also only has 1277 posts since 2015...--harassing
--creeping / stalking
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 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?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.
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,
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.1) just stopped expressing any opinion , or
2) leave the forum forever
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!"
"what is it that u want us to do?"
"DIE." "DIEEEEE!!!!!!!!"but hopefully there will be far fewer self-righteous peopleNah, 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 thatUnfortunately I don't think those sorts are gonna be going away any time soon
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.
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 .
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.
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 psychologically disturbed, I'm also QueeferSutherlandJeffersonianSecessionist87@sucksd ick.com
This recently came to mind. I predict that more conservatives will embrace cannabis, and that conservatives will go on to embrace wokeness as well, if only to protect Walt Disney's and Nike's profits (who no doubt want to do business with women, the gay community, Muslims, Hispanics, etc.).
It's difficult to think of anything that doesn't exist at some level already.
Britain will demand reparations from Italy for Roman imperialism. Israel will demand reparations from Greece and/or Italy for Byzantium imperialism and from its neighbours for Islamic subjugation.
It is easy to see climate vigilantism increasing, with attacks against practices deemed most damaging.
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The thing that's causing the PTB to shit themselves currently is people like me are popping up. I don't give a flying fuck about conservative "principles" or the like. I wanna win. The same way the shitlibs have "won" for the past century. That means boning up on Bernays and Alinsky and using those exact same tactics to promote my own ends. Say what you will about them, they clearly had the winning strategy and thus any smart individual ought to adopt them if they too want to win. You don't decry how dishonorable sniper rifles are if you've only got pistols. You do everything you can to acquire your own sniper rifles and the training and knowledge in regards to how to best use them. Give your enemy a taste of their own medicine and watch em' die and squirm with the same glee they inflicted upon you!
The grand irony is that their demonic tactics can be applied towards saintly ends. People like me are in the process of doing that and, as our moral vision is in fact superior to our enemy's, it will win out long term .
I just pray that the good lord doesn't allow Satan to be the sore loser that he is and just glass the planet once it's clear to even his pea brained ass he's already lost (yet again) and can only flip the table and make a feeble and ill-fated attempt to punch the referee (God) in response to that...
Economic interventionism will win because, unlike the Baby Boomers, bigger government is in the economic interests of Millennials and Zoomers. That leaves cultural issues for us to talk about (we still have to fight over something).
The Left will split apart along cultural lines, especially with respect to sexual politics. We'll hear more about sex-positive versus sex-negative feminism (there has been a lot more noise in this direction lately, especially with respect to porn). The transgender issue isn't going away, either (TERFS, etc.) and is only going to get louder: the controversy will be amplified by even more radical forms of bodily transformation.
The Right will split apart along the lines of Libertarianism versus traditional Christianity. For the same cultural reasons and, unlike Libertarians, because traditional Christians are more broadly supportive of social safety nets.
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Democratic regimes will lose legitimacy as the mass media and major cultural institutions decline in influence in favor of somewhat more decentralized alternatives. Economic power will become more and more concentrated as problems in logistics, production, energy supply ... increase. The socio-political problems and conflicts that may result from this seem obvious to me.
Every minimal social problem will be exacerbated by factual powers through proficient mainstream media coverage and marketing/social engineering on decentralized media in order to manipulate the population and direct it towards the desired results in an electoral scenario in which social division and destabilization make parliamentary regimes impractical, paving the way for populist leaders with personal ambitions AKA Julius Caesar's western copycats, to enter the game of social influence and easily win over the newly-developed cultural climate.
Little by little new mass leaders with populist claims will emerge and some of them will disempower the classical parliament after transforming the government into their personal fiefdom.
The classic nationalist, ideological or religious movements will be replaced by personal "Popular legions" of the aforementioned mass leaders, perhaps the background of these groups could be an ideological, patriotic or religious narrative, but it will not go beyond that, a simple narrative taking advantage from the general population's lack of meaning and religious beliefs that are essential for plebs to be happy (look at the ever-growing pool of people who claim there's an interdimensional satanic crusade agains't Christ for the human soul that will be completed with vaccines to get the gist of what I'm saying/ Don't take this as an attack on christians nor on COVID vaccine skeptics, it isn't).
After the transition is complete (2100-2130 will be the time of completion I think), we'll be facing an initial time of stable productive, industrial capitalist autocratic regimes followed by an era of personal politics, constant conflict over resources, private legions instead of standing armies and constant civil unrests, paired with unprecedented technical development and advancements and an almost total decay of culture and literacy amongst the common folk (As if the said decay wasn't already present xd)
In a way, the government and entourage of Donald Trump in the United States is a very tiny fraction of this phenomenon beginning to show its face.
For a closer look in time, There's no population replacement rate, welfare models are becoming unsustainable, the labor market is sort of being 'stolen' from zoomers and milenials by boomers, racial tensions rise with inmigration and poverty, inflation will drive a good portion of the population bankrupt, western countries will slowly fade from their prevalent position in geopolitics, there's also escalating tensions in trade fucking up the world's industrial and energy production, escalations between the main superpowers and in-between regional powers (mainly Egypt/The horn of Africa, Turkey, syria and Iraq, Russia and Ukraine...) Russia is peaking in population meaning it cannot maintain a strong enough army in the future which will make them act more agressively, China is winning over the European and african spheres of influence and will peak in the far future like russia, and a posible debt crisis looming in the dark, alongside thousands of things that I know but don't come to my mind at this moment.
Last edited by RBRS; 12-12-2021 at 02:21 PM.
Another — underrated — challenger is Turkey, which is geographically well-positioned to trade with Africa, and which has the Muslim credentials to establish patronage relations with some African elites. Africa is a big place, full of people who have historical grievances against European imperialism, and who hate France and the UK.