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Will 100 years from now be more like Mad Max or Minority Report?

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drheadman Nowhere in Particular...
11/12/12 3:47 pm

I think it will be more like Demolition Man...

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/11/12 7:13 pm

That is another reason for a repository on the moon.

philandrrr Ohio
11/10/12 7:54 am

Like A Supersad True Love Story! The movie hasn't been made yet, but the book is more accurate than either movies.

philandrrr Ohio
11/10/12 7:52 am

We won't go to hell due to lack of oil. We'll go to hell upon crop failures, and superstorms and wildfires that destroy the insurance industry. What would happen to the insurance industry right now if the Feds didn't bail out the insurers after Sandy?

philandrrr Ohio
11/10/12 7:48 am

Haha! That's what you guys said 4 years ago, before we ended Iraq, killed bin Laden, and grew the economy for 30+ months.

11/09/12 8:25 am

Both result in ending up in the same situation.

centexken Republic of Texas
11/09/12 6:04 am

And you are an idiot.

gaymormon Tennessee
11/09/12 2:13 am

tex tex tex you are stupid.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
11/08/12 4:08 pm

Dunno. Minority Report seems more likely. We're already doing it, just not to that level. Predictive policing, etc.

11/08/12 2:41 pm

We have enough oil in America alone to fuel 20% more than our current consumption for 300 years

centexken Republic of Texas
11/08/12 2:20 pm

After Obama totally wrecks the economy, devalues the dollar and our enemies attack while we have a weak president it's gong to be Mad Max a lot earlier than 100 years from now.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/08/12 1:41 pm

Yes! Overpopulation is going to destroy the world! Quick, let's eliminate all breeding age females...really?

11/08/12 1:19 pm

People choosing minority report have wishful thinking. Our resources will only last so long. Maybe Obama focusing on alternative energy will help us sustain a little longer, but ultimately the day will come.

iTeach Mos Eisley
11/08/12 1:07 pm

Wow, did you people never take a science class? Overpopulation is very real and is the driving force behind climate change and just about every other environmental issue.

iTeach Mos Eisley
11/08/12 1:01 pm

Sadly, the electronic knowledge is the first to go, almost instantly. There will be more left from the Romans than from today.

bornofashes Chicago, IL
11/08/12 11:01 am

More like Snow Crash (Niel Stephenson); everything is a franchise including sovereign gated communities. We'll definitely have the aspect of Minority Report where ads market directly to you because they know your purchase/credit history based on your biometrics.

gonzoboy Arizona
11/08/12 9:09 am

Mad Max: Within the walls of Congress.

Minority Report: Everywhere else.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
11/08/12 8:07 am

I hope neither, I would rather Mad Max, and I suspect it will be Like Minority Report.

ScrewU Gone
11/08/12 6:31 am

You watch this budget debate... Debt ceiling AND sequestration have to be done before Jan 1. Then tell me we're not in deep ****.

MiKEY2012 Florida
11/08/12 5:53 am

People wonder why they have a 8% approval rating. They ate all partisan

MiKEY2012 Florida
11/08/12 5:51 am

Repubs that weren't up for reelection will be so if they want their seats they better wrk w/ the prez & the senate or the tea party will be done, even though it basically is already.

pashn4rshn Virginia
11/08/12 4:49 am

As an anachronistic relativist (I just made this up) I think it'll all be pretty much the same. sure technological advances, but same old people fighting over the same issues in different context.

lilraerae Tuscaloosa
11/08/12 1:14 am

I seen a video on YouTube about atlas shrugged being related to the illuminati but of course can't believe everything.

RJ1969 SoCal
11/08/12 12:14 am

sounds like some one from Barter Town.

RJ1969 SoCal
11/08/12 12:12 am

nonetheless, asteroid strike = sudden change in climate = extinction event

11/07/12 11:09 pm

Mass extinctions in the far past are suspected asteroid strikes.

because South Dakota
11/07/12 11:04 pm

guns. ammo. canned food. I'm ready. social Darwinism will restore america

RJ1969 SoCal
11/07/12 10:20 pm


the sky is falling everybody!

RJ1969 SoCal
11/07/12 10:19 pm

MadAx was the result of a nuclear war, not a welfare state!

RJ1969 SoCal
11/07/12 10:18 pm

roybiker, that's the funniest thing you've written. climate change has happened many times and we're still here.

except humans weren't there and it corresponded with mass extinctions! that's the problem!

11/07/12 10:07 pm

You'll be The Humungus of our Mad Max-esque society

11/07/12 7:49 pm

A positive Utopian society is what many people hope for but conflict, danger is what most hope for in a movie. If everything runs smoothly, you think something is wrong and wait for evil to rear its ugly head. If it doesn't you want your money back.

11/07/12 7:04 pm

I'd almost rather have mad max...Minority Report is so intrusive I think I'd prefer the savagery. A country girl CAN survive ...

11/07/12 6:41 pm

Climate change has happened many, many times in Earth's history & we are still here. The Little Ice Age which went from the 16th to the early 19th century was probably more devastating to mankind than anything we are facing across the next century.

11/07/12 6:36 pm

@scalzi04. You may be right! That would be a pretty boring flick, now that you mention it!

11/07/12 6:35 pm

The long term consequence of the welfare state is Mad Max.

emsies Seattle
11/07/12 6:00 pm

2 men enter. 1 man leaves.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/07/12 5:39 pm

Document the university course materials in the library of congress. We may need it later.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/07/12 5:38 pm

Even if we wipe out two thirds of all life, there will be those that emerge from their sub terainial bases. It would be horrifying, devastating and traumatic. However, those that survive will sign peace treaties once they realize the stupidity of it. We have electronic knowledge that persists.

Roflwaffelz Ohio
11/07/12 5:16 pm

Definitely planet of the apes. Statististics prove that one.

suppressedID suck it Kyle
11/07/12 4:13 pm

And then you go on welfare like Ayn Rand?

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
11/07/12 4:00 pm

Fundamentalists will get a nuclear weapon and use it at some point in the not so distant future.

11/07/12 3:58 pm

Asimov and Clarke have some positive Utopias even if Asimovs foundation trilogy starts with a dystopia.