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corporal hicks
Gallente
Naughty 40
Posted - 2004.08.22 14:35:00 - [31]
 

no it was taco bell.

Burton Thunderfist
Not Like Most
Controlled Chaos
Posted - 2004.08.22 20:20:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: corporal hicks
no it was taco bell.


You sure?
Cuz there was a sign outside the resturant that said, pizza hut.

Gonna ask my bro, might remember wrong

Burton Thunderfist
Not Like Most
Controlled Chaos
Posted - 2004.08.22 20:22:00 - [33]
 

He said it was pizza hut too... ugh

Burton Thunderfist
Not Like Most
Controlled Chaos
Posted - 2004.08.22 20:26:00 - [34]
 

Found this with google:

For some non-American releases, references to Taco Bell were changed to Pizza Hut. This includes dubbing, plus changing the logos during post-production. Taco Bell remains in the closing credits.

F4ze
Gallente
D00M.
RED.OverLord
Posted - 2004.08.22 20:58:00 - [35]
 

Social stratification and inequality will still exist, local as well global.
This will still have the same effects as it has now.

Joshua Calvert
Caldari
Rule One
Posted - 2004.08.22 20:59:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Miso
Eranu


Uvavoo

Admiral IceBlock
Caldari
Northern Intelligence
Posted - 2004.08.22 21:12:00 - [37]
 

we will all die or fall under the leadership of the cold norsemen, or the cult iceblocks...

Shakul
Posted - 2004.08.22 21:20:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Scorpyn
Edited by: Scorpyn on 21/08/2004 03:22:33
Some guesses/predictions/whatever :

* Mining on the moon will start. To make it still look good, they will only mine on the part of the moon that we can't see (this is also because the parts of the moon that you can buy are all on the side that you can see, leaving only the parts you can't see for mining). This will adjust the weight towards earth, and after some heavy mining the moon will fall down on earth due to the change in weightpoint. This will make ppl kinda upset. I'm not sure about exactly when. The mining could start within 50 years, but it'll prolly take like 1000 years before the moon falls down.

* USA will fall apart within 25 years from now.

* A primitive version of an engine that powers itself will be built, and some physics laws have to be rewritten.

* A very big meteorite almost hits earth, but misses and heads for the sun. This will cause some very interesting phenomenons, causing a lot of problems for computer owners and electricity companies.

* A japanese president will be found eating gummi bears at a very inappropriate time.

* Construction of a spaceship that can travel almost as fast as light starts at NASA, but the project is cancelled when USA falls apart.

* Television is greatly improved somehow, unclear how.


Interesting Ideas...my response:
1) I though most of the minerals on the moon are also on earth in large quantities (enough to last us more than 50 years).
Also, can someone explain the physics of the moon falling down due to its reduced mass?
2) Hmm...I can definitely see the US becoming significantly less powerful in the next 25 years. But I find it difficult to see the US "fall apart" (anarchy?). Maybe its just wishful thinking, since i live in the us, but could you elaborate?
3) That seems unlikely, but who knows....
4) I think meteors have missed the earth before (and a few hit, causing mass extinctions). However, i don't know of any phenomena they have caused.

And one of my predictions...

Advances in genetic engineering: elimination of many genetic diseases, ability to change eye color/hair color/other physical characteristics (maybe even IQ) at conception, but no useful human cloning (if anyone has ever seen the 6th day, I dont see stuff like that anytime soon).

Scorpyn
Caldari
Infinitus Odium
Posted - 2004.08.23 07:52:00 - [39]
 

Edited by: Scorpyn on 23/08/2004 07:55:35
Originally by: Shakul

Interesting Ideas...my response:
1) I though most of the minerals on the moon are also on earth in large quantities (enough to last us more than 50 years).
Also, can someone explain the physics of the moon falling down due to its reduced mass?
2) Hmm...I can definitely see the US becoming significantly less powerful in the next 25 years. But I find it difficult to see the US "fall apart" (anarchy?). Maybe its just wishful thinking, since i live in the us, but could you elaborate?
3) That seems unlikely, but who knows....
4) I think meteors have missed the earth before (and a few hit, causing mass extinctions). However, i don't know of any phenomena they have caused.


1. When you mine on the earth, ppl complain. When you mine on the part of the moon that you can't see, ppl don't complain that much. Also, it's not about the reduced mass - it's about the fact that the point of weight will be moved closer to earth. It's more or less a guess actually - I'm not a physics guy, so the moon could fly away somewhere instead, or simply just decide to stay in it's orbit. Also, every time you land/take off, there will be a (very small) push in the direction towards earth, and with the very very big transport ships coming up, there will be some very powerful pushes but nobody will consider it a problem because every single push is in itself too weak to even be noticed.

2. Nope, I have no idea where I got that from. Just a hunch so to speak.

4. The weird stuff was when it hits the sun, not when it almost hits the earth. Sorry for being unclear.

Jernau Gurgeh
Gallente
University of Caille
Posted - 2004.08.23 09:06:00 - [40]
 

About the mining on the Moon thing:

The Moon has abundant quantities of the helium-3 isotope, which would be very useful in nuclear fusion (combine it with deuterium to produce hydrogen and helium-4). The Earth's supply of helium-3 is not easily accesible.

So once we work out an energy-efficient method of fusion, mining on the Moon will become desirable.

Scorpyn
Caldari
Infinitus Odium
Posted - 2004.08.23 09:12:00 - [41]
 

Originally by: Jernau Gurgeh
About the mining on the Moon thing:

The Moon has abundant quantities of the helium-3 isotope, which would be very useful in nuclear fusion (combine it with deuterium to produce hydrogen and helium-4). The Earth's supply of helium-3 is not easily accesible.

So once we work out an energy-efficient method of fusion, mining on the Moon will become desirable.

Interesting, didn't know that Very Happy

M0RIARTY
Minmatar
Haita de lupi
Legiunea ROmana
Posted - 2004.08.23 13:10:00 - [42]
 

We will all be dead, DEAD I TELL YOU....... we're all doooooomed ugh



Shade Widow
Gallente
Maximum Velocity Munitions
Posted - 2004.08.23 13:27:00 - [43]
 

All humanity will rejoice in the creation of A.I. Then im not sure when or who will strike first but there will be a war and we will scorch the skys because they run on solarpower. However they will find our bodies produce enough BDUs of energy that we become thier energy source and become batteries. IT is on a matter of time!

Shakul
Posted - 2004.08.23 15:18:00 - [44]
 

Originally by: Shade Widow
All humanity will rejoice in the creation of A.I. Then im not sure when or who will strike first but there will be a war and we will scorch the skys because they run on solarpower. However they will find our bodies produce enough BDUs of energy that we become thier energy source and become batteries. IT is on a matter of time!


heh, you've seen the matrix one too many times. But on that topic of using humans as an energy source, the way humans produce energy is just a complex series of chemical reactions, right? So, do the robots in the matrix really NEED humans, when they could just replicate the chemical reactions in a lab? Is there an answer to this question other than "hey, its a movie."

Jim Hawkins
Amarr
Imperial Dreams
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
Posted - 2004.08.23 15:52:00 - [45]
 

1. The first TV signals from Earth will reach an alien civilisation, who will write us off for having unentertaining black & white TV shows.

2. All the oil will run out and the news will be full of stories about bicycle thefts and the latest developments in puncture repair kits.

3. The world's favourite soft drink will be made in India and will have surpassed both Coke and Pepsi

4. China will win the World Cup

5. NATO will disband and a unified Europe will enter into the first stages of a 'Cold War' with the US.

Wyckoff
Amarr
Posted - 2004.08.23 17:12:00 - [46]
 

Oh, I think everything will continue plugging on as it has for the past few thousand years. I’m sure there will be some notable exceptions, and I believe those will be:

1. Oil prices continue going up, Petroleum Companies, out of one side of their mouth say: “We got plenty of Oil” out of the other side they sow global panic and take in buckets of cash…and then, we run out of oil. No surprise there.

2. Amazingly enough, several months before we run out of mass produced gas (at around $6 a gallon in the U.S. -> For you Non-Americans, I am sorry, it will be around $8 a liter) Ford and GM, with the help of Exxon, Gulf and Shell will miraculously mass produce cheap, solid-Hydrogen powered cars. Equally amazing is that they will convert their existing Gas Stations to Hydro-Stations within a few short weeks. For some reason though, Hydrogen still isn’t cheap…”must be the overhead fees, taxes”, and though we will happily accept the new fuel, having dodged that bullet, we will know, deep down in side, that they are ripping us as usual.

3. In 15 or 20 years China will make a bid to buy a huge portion of Siberia from Russia. This land, mostly untapped mineral and material wealth, would help China in a big way as they have been mining their land for upwards of 8,000 years. Russia will either be in financial trouble or not. Either way, my guess is that they say: “Neyt!”

Well, China, really wanting to be better self-sufficient and thinking that Russia really isn’t using this land to its potential, rationalizes that they can loose a few million lives, and takes it by force. Hopefully, the U.S. won’t get involved…I’m pretty certain that Europe will be smart enough to keep a low profile as the tactical Nukes are traded by China and Russia.

In the end it will prove two things: 1. Limited Nuclear wars aren’t really as catastrophic as everyone believed. 2. There really are no winners. I’m sure the clean-up will keep the advanced world pre-occupied with Siberia than noticing the continual decay and catastrophe that is the Oil-Free Middle-East and Africa…nothing new there.

4. Mining on the moon for Helium 3 sounds about right. We know its there, we know what it could fuel, all we need to do now is figure out the Fusion part…I’m sure we will in the next 40 years or so.

5. Clinical Immortality. I’m not sure if they will mass market this or not, but I’m certain that with advances in nano-medical-technology, that such trivialities as Old-Age, will be cured. Perhaps the super-elite will simply keep this gem to themselves as a nano-bots still won’t be able to cure a bullet to the head or a car bomb.

6. In 40 years, with the exception of China (if they don’t War with Russia, which I see has about 75% inevitable) , I don’t see the U.S. being surpassed by anyone…though I do believe that Europe will be more than equal, we will still have the same differences and leanings, and similarities, they will simply be 40 years more pronounced.

The U.S. will probably supply Europe with great Killer-Robot Gadgets and remote controlled bombers or Laser Pistols. Folks in the U.S. will probably go to Europe to get their kids genetically ‘Altered’, or improved before they are born.

This will be interesting, as 30 years after that (70 from now), there will be a sizable portion of folks who are legitimately Homo-Sapien Superior. It’s hard to discriminate against them, though they are a minority, as there charismatic ways and super intelligence make them soo charming!

7. Space. As much as I want it, wishing doesn’t make it so. I say 40 years from now will have seen some spectacular failures in non-governmental space-flight. This will lead to regulation and…alas, continued stagnation. However, technology will still progress and so will the spirit of exploration, just in the form of Robots and remote controlled stuff. There will probably be orbiting habitats and some bases on the moon, but they will be prohibitively expensive and the second a pretty blond dies by being exposed to vacuum live on T.V…well…its over.

8. English will still be the international language, but depressingly, Brits, Scotts, Yanks, Canadians, Kiwis, Aussies and the like will start sounding more and more similiar. Gone are the days when your accent could get you laid. Blame it on multi-media, but no longer will language drift apart...boo-hoo.

hired goon
Posted - 2004.08.23 19:12:00 - [47]
 

SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!

hired goon
Posted - 2004.08.23 19:18:00 - [48]
 

You daydreaming fools. You all know as well as I do that in 50 years time, everything will be exactly the same as it is now. I mean for crying out loud, we're in 2004. Just say it out loud. "Two thousand and four." Why are there not flying cars. If you showed someone from 1960 todays world... they'd be extremely disappointed.

Space? It will take 50 years for a NASA idea for a new orbiting probe to move from an idea to a reality. Then another 50 to fly there.

But here's my prediction: In 50 years computers will be faster, rap slang/culture will be mainstream, and political correctness will mean you're not allowed to show emotion if someone mentiones a controversial subject.

On moon mining: Helium-3 helps us make antimatter doesn't it?

MooKids
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2004.08.24 04:41:00 - [49]
 

We will never have flying cars, at least in the US, Sept. 11th pretty much guranteed that. The FAA would just take one look at you and laugh. There are already enough idiots that can't handle two dimensional movement, what makes you think adding a third will help?

Azyla
Minmatar
Posted - 2004.08.24 08:52:00 - [50]
 

I will be dead and can't play EVE anymore Sad


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