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Old 07-29-2009, 05:25 AM
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Isn't Gorkon a cheese? Gorkonzola?
No, but that was a "cheesy" pun.



Seriously, though -- we DO have a long way to go. But, as they say, a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.
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Isn't Gorkon a cheese? Gorkonzola?
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"You must have faith... that the universe will unfold as it should" - Spock
Did he say that before "Cutting the cheese?"
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Undecided.

At present I don't see anything like a Star Trek style future for humans. Territorial disputes, natural resource-grabs, political and religious divides and the fact that more than a few countries and nations all want to have the most influence over the others plus basics like social deprivation and discontent will all be with us for some time yet. Becaue most of them are human behaviour based.

Since that hsn't changed much in thousands of years, I don't see it changing in the next 200-400 either.

However, I don't think it will require a disastrous event to make a Star Trek future come a little truer.

Make sure people have some basics in life - a home, affordable energy, a job, water, food and some clothes on their back and the bulk of people are satisfied

We don't have that by a long shot yet.

But I think one everyone has their basic needs met, the rest can start to fall into place because they are comfortable.
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I think it will ultimately depend on if we can reduce the world's population to under 3 billion, and keep it there. We aren't sustainable at current levels. We're running out of fresh water, food and energy...

What this world needs is a good sized plauge to kill off 2/3 of the population. Otherwise, it'll be Easter Island all over again, only on a global scale.
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Wow! The poll is currently 4 for yes, 4 for no, and 7 for undecided.
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Yes and no.

I don't believe in utopia and I don't believe in dystopia.

Mankind is able to do the best and the worst.

All together I think the globalisation made the world come together more than it resulted negative side effects.
But now with a new big crises and the knowledge that there will be some major problems ahead(global warming, ressources like oil getting rare, overpopulation), we reached a crossroad that can lead us to both sides.
I think that we can reach a better future when the right political decisions are made, when the right surrounding will be created.

But I don't think we will ever reach a Star Trek future.
We can come closer to utopia, but every big step into the right direction is followed by dozends of small problems that didn't exist before.

The EU is the best example. One of the hugest steps into a peaceful direction in mankind's history, nobody would have dreamed of only 100 years ago. But it also created a lot of small problems we have to solve now, nobody had to waste a single thought of 100 years ago.
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Humakind will probably destroy itself before we advancne that far.
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The EU is the best example. One of the hugest steps into a peaceful direction in mankind's history, nobody would have dreamed of only 100 years ago. But it also created a lot of small problems we have to solve now, nobody had to waste a single thought of 100 years ago.
Pitty that some people's europhobia here entirely ignores the advantage of peace and free trade.
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