This is a discussion on The World By 2050 within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Powered Player Is it possible that on the near future China will be able I construct skyscrapers in a few hours or ...
I wonder when the USA will start getting itself together, even though I doubt that will ever happen
I saw a post saying that maybe in the far future like 1000s of years from now, everyone on Earth will speak one language, pros are that you can be nosy and listen into other people's conversations, and you can stop using google translate. Cons are that all the 100s of languages that humans have spent time on would be wasted (Every Generation of humans forget a little bit of a major global event, eventually everyone in America will forget things like 9-11, That Pluto used to be considered a planet and so on) An example of the modern day world, humans have apparently forgot how many years back was it when technology was just starting, More than likely little children do not or have ever seen those old fashioned phones that are humongous and have large numbers with an antenna sticking out (when I was little I still remember seeing those) Supposedly in the future famous bands like the Beatles will be forgotten (I don't listen to music that much) Basically Humans will forget everything that had happen in the past slowly by each generation being born
There's a lot of truth in that, but we have some advantages over previous generations. I'll confidently predict that there will be very few myths and legends from the early 21st century, simply because we now have the ability to store literally everything for future generations.
Of course, there are already those who say that Apollo was a hoax (don't get me started), but in general, the loss of knowledge has already slowed down. Shakespeare is probably the best known of the early authors in the English language, but how many more would we be aware of, had digital record keeping been available? What about the libraries which were destroyed in antiquity? We will never know what was lost.
How about the libraries that were destroyed in the Middle East last month.
Bobbi, retired librarian
I'm guessing that the Chinese weren't wrong when they said the year of the snake is bad luck :/ So far not even two months into the year Tensions are rising between nations (specifically NKorea and USA) Problems in the Middle East as usual Syria and Israel, Massive tornadoes in the SE USA and a blizzard in the NE USA, And a hundred more things, sheesh too bad that there will never be "peace on earth" since every 7 seconds a human dies on this planet, and I'm 1000% Sure that there hasn't been a second on earth that could be considered peaceful :/ oh well I don't want to see what will happen further on through this year >_<