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What RADICAL IDEAS do you think will be totally accepted and mainstream in the next 100 years?
to be Mayor of London.
If you're racist, thats cool! Just go and live in *Walsall* which has been designated racist town. If you're homophobic, thats cool! Go and live in Huddersfield, which has been designated *homophobic* town. Can totally see this happening.
reckon that will kind of happen to a degree as all media becomes filtered to individuals, no one will have to be confronted with opinions they don't agree with, and it will be difficult to even know what the mainstream is
That very few people do own their homes, really - you're renting from the bank more often than not.
I'm actually going to write a boring serious answer for you now, really get your thread going...
Not really that necessary.
Earth nuked completely to destroy all evidence of what we did there.
It’s definitely easier to predict current behaviour that will be looked on with absolute horror by future generations. For example, I reckon the way we treat food and drink packaging will be something our grandchildren will find almost as anachronistic as organised slavery.
“Right, so you lot gathered all these raw materials from around the world, set up huge factories, pumped in massive resources of energy and manpower to create a glass bottle, shipped it halfway round the world to be filled, then shipped it again to be used, then you used it once and *threw it into landfill*?” Looked at with any kind of objectivity, that’s a real #makeuthink.
id like to think that they will think the same about eating meat (even though I eat meat)
Like back in the day it was TOTALLY FINE for every single household to have a wood/coal fire burning every night and oh look smog, how atmospheric!
On a enviro-vibe I do wonder if private transport in city centres is going to get canned off at some point.
Millions of people travelling into them unnecessarily each day to work in offices to do jobs they can do at home - surely that will end.
People will look back and think how fucking batshit it was to leave drug discovery and development to the whims of market forces.
we'll wonder why we allowed a bunch of nationalised inefficient behemoths halt medical innovation for so long
Wouldn't nationalised companies effectively be 'private' when it came to international trade? (not sure if that makes sense...)
but view them as a best viable solution to drug development
But I (naively) would like to think that a government-run drug discovery program would be less mercenary than e.g. what Bayer tried to get away with in India.
My other reason is a bit more obtuse: it would also help address the ridiculous situation we have in this country of advanced scientific skills being undervalued to the point that there are almost no jobs in certain scientific fields. Employ all those ridiculously highly skilled scientists our universities pump out in the nationalised pharma program.
e.g. nunchuck skills?
Royter can be my PA.
India broadly ignores patent law when it comes to pharma, which on the one hand feels like a commendable stand against big pharma, but on the other is a classic 'tragedy of the commons' setup.
It's funny how pharma companies somehow manage to get worse press than tobacco or gun producers.
When meals are all synthetic and we all live on an intergalactic space station people will question how we could kill animals just for food. They will look at production lines where cows were electrocuted and had their throats slit or warehouses filled with chickens in tiny cages and will consider us barbaric.
At some point in the next 100 years, people will realise that devolution and separatism isn’t the answer to any of the big issues. In fact, they’ll realise that while we were busy organising ourselves into ever-smaller and less powerful groups of humans, 3 massive issues – the environment, terrorism, and corporate capture and subsequent abuse of, well, just about everything – had become truly global.
Some crisis caused of one of these 3 will lead to a movement towards some sort of global form of government with actual powers over nation-states. Either that or aliens will challenge us to an anti-gravity football match and we’ll have to band together to stop them destroying the earth if we lose.
just because the means exist for it to happen. Power's always been wielded to its maximum extent, not sure anyone will look back and think 'I can't believe they didn't try that!' though - effective global communication technology is in its infancy, relatively speaking.
There would still be massive, massive issues in terms of sovereignty, representation, language, participation, accountability, etc, etc. that would need to be addressed. I genuinely think it will take some Independence Day-style crisis for anyone to bother attempting it even though all available evidence points towards national governments no longer being fit to manage their own affairs.
there's arguably a power vacuum 'up there' because world government is possible, all it'll take is someone to seize it. Two (or more) blocs would be a likely way for it to happen - ie Nato consolidating power for whatever reason, and other transnational organisations popping up in response.
Seems crazy that all this is going on including simulated attacks (on Demark!?)
*There would still be massive, massive issues in terms of sovereignty [etc, because big-dog] national governments [are] no longer fit to manage their own affairs [or work amicably with others due to their unfixable bureaucratic inefficiencies].
Divide and conquer!
You want the USSR to be re-established?
and each person has a standard square footage allotted to them, which then costs an aggregated rate.
the plants will be all what were we thinking allowing that
go unregulated, be run by criminals and spread death, disease and poverty on a grand scale.
Give it ten years.
History will judge them.