copper will be a thing of the past and i'll have 10 propress machines i'll turn into nut crackers:eekold:
come to think of it, i won't need to worry about it:thud::deadhorse:
I do know that pvc glue and cleaner will be gone... push fit drain fittings are on their way. Just exactly like sharkbites.
Yea but they will be great. Even faster, cheaper and easier.......Dooooooh
I remember well when I was in high school back in 1960, when the Teach told us how everything was changing for the better....
How we weren't going to need gasoline anymore and have to pay a whole quarter for a gallon of the stuff.
How some day we'd only be working a three or four day week.
How we'd not have to worry about ever being sick.
How robots would be our servants and there would be no meaningless jobs.
How are faith would take us to a global understanding of other peoples and we'd all live in support of each other with no more greed or want and no more wars.
I guess we missed the boat on quite a few things... especially the greed that would put a third of us out of work, and the rest threatened with layoff if we don't work twice as hard for half the pay.
That robots and automation would replace a lot of the jobs that once were there and that the little jobs that many of us started out with, like being cashiers and gas jockey's would now be replaced with "self-service"... and we'd all be very happy with that.
And of course, we no longer can buy Gasoline for that quarter, for now it has become the bain of our existance and some of us have to choose between it and food.
We still have to worry about being sick, but if that isn't enough, we have to worry about it bankrupting us.
And war and politics is now an issue of religious extremism rather than territorial gains.
But, the electronic thing is going to be our saviour in the future.... no more understanding or conflicts with others will be required; no more going out of the house at all; or even having to deal with anything outside of our connection. No need for transportation and that expensive and polluting gasoline either or of work or even calling other people to provide work and service for us. I imagine in 50 years that materials will finally be place that will ensure no failures of plumbing, and all houses will become simply robot-manufactured capsules that can contain us while we're plugged into the matrix. Our dreams will become our reality or at least an inducement into our minds that we'll know as "reality". We'll have no need of anything as we are artificially fed, challenged, inspired, satisfied, medicated, evacuated, and eventually disposed of... all without ever having to waste anymore than the little electronic biological capsule that sustains our world. We'll all be beautiful, have sexy girlfriends, unlimited exploits, and we'll all be famous and fulfilled in all of our desires.
Life will be good, and we'll never know anything different. :smileold:
Or we'll be living in the desert, bewildered about those bright little specs in the night sky and wondering if we'll be able to live out the twelve years of our expected lifespan!
Fifty years from now, let's see.
As a result of continuing scientific breakthroughs lifespans for people (and pets) who have the money will exceed 110 years with relatively good health, being reasonably active. Today's sixty year old will be like a 30 year old.
The battle between antibiotics and adapting bacteria and viruses will continue to evolve.
People will be connected to the internet and all available info nearly instantaneously through embedded chips. No monitor or keyboard will be required as thinking about the info you want will get it delivered and a video chip will send the signal to your brain by exciting the optical portion of your brain with an electromagnetic field.
As a result of continued global warming, weather will be far more extreme than it is. Storms, hurricanes and tornadoes will all be stronger, and more frequent. Parts of the world will become more arid, and water will become more scarce in the U.S.
Ground water will also become increasingly polluted, from fertilizers, various industrial wastes to the extent that water filtration plants will have to be constructed specifically deal with them.
As petroleum becomes increasingly expensive solar, wind, wave (kinetic) electrical energy production will finally produce a majority of power for both habitation, industry, and transportation.
Food will increasingly be grown in compact vertical towers that allow controlled light, and moisture. These towers will reduce pests and contaminants in food.
Metal in cars will largely be a thing of the past except in batteries or capacitors.
The U.S. and China will be locked in an increasingly desperate economic battle.
No I`m a bit pessimistic about the future just looking around the world now and all the hot spots in fifty years population projections are nine billion plus people fighting over water and food if we haven`t already been nuked by some country that couldn`t give a dam the only good thing is that I will not be here in fifty years I`ll be down below with my own pitch fork you see I would rather be in a warn place than cold and ther will be more interesting people down there so bordom will not exist
Can you imaging the campaigning for public office in the next 10-15 years? Its going to be a nightmare when all of these social media sites will start playing into the mix as these people become of age to run if they are not already. There is almost no way I could probably run for office with some of the things I have posted online over the years. The vetters for my shot would probably collapse and just say I'm on my own. In 50 years I will be 84 years old, and by the history in my family gene pool, that will be right about the end (seems to be pretty common age to kick the bucket). Not sure why, but as of late, the mortality thing is giving me a little of the creeps. Not sure why, as I am a hard liner believing Christian that is not afraid of the day I die, but something feels un-easy as of late, and I think it stems closer to the way of dying than the when. With they way things are quickly degrading world wide, I have a feeling the next 50 years will be very interesting to say the least. I think the USA made the mistake of abandoning the "shining city on the hill" in the quest to polish the rest of the world and have left the shining city to degrade and lose its luster. Some hated us, but for the most part, America was different, people wanted to move here no matter the cost, we were free. Opportunity was the name of the game... we sold out for spreading the wealth. Some may call it greedy, or that greed caused it... I dont think so. I think we just lost our way, and while getting lost, people gave up looking to us for direction. Our military became the police of the world, which only pits one side of the dispute against us, not the side we "helped". Every mess we got ourselves into we always end up 50/50 making an enemy and a friend. Eventually, you will only be friends with half the world, not 75-80%. Then, everyone starts to hate the "bully" as right or wrong, it wont matter anymore... Man, that was depressing to write...
Not good to dwell on your mortality, it always ends with you dying. You might think it's all for nothing, but if you try and live a good life that's not the case. My older daughter is a real brainiac and asked me the meaning of life when she was depressed over the passing of my mother inlaw and my father. I told her it's a combination of what you hope to experience and achieve and what fate hands you. Now let's think some happy thoughts and have a laugh at how this guy copes when faced with his impending demise.
50 years from now,
A small, but not uncommon occurance:
A standard weekend, at a typical middle class house.
A young teenager struming along the internet with his smartphone,
Stumbles onto yet another streaming porn site, beening a teen, his hormones get the best of his curiousity,
A search through archived videos reveals a virtual fountain of youth for this thirsty little mind.
An inevitable eye-popping discovery ensues ..."GRANDMA???"
Little something for you guys to think about.