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What are our chances of survival for a long time?
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What are our chances of survival for a long time?
I have always thought that humanity is destined to go extinct because no matter how much our technology advances, an unforeseen catastrophe will wipe us all. But I have started to think if there is any chance we may survive for not thousand, but millions of years?

What if we create colonies throughout the universe to secure our existence? What if we encounter other intelligent life that help us create an environment of cooperation? Perhaps even an intergalactic hub with multiple intelligence species!!!!!

What do you think? Are we doomed? Or is there hope?
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#2
RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
yeah, nah, doomed.

I don't think we'll even get to stage 2.
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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#3
RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
I think the odds are against us, but there's some hope. I would certainly love to have a way to see how it all turns out.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
Millions of years from now another species will dig some of us up and be amazed at how successful the monkeys were. Up to a point, then..............

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#5
RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
At work.

Happy to buck the trending doom.

So.... even before 'Civilization' clotted people together humans had managed to establish themselves effectivly from @rse-hole to breakfast across the planet in pretty much every ecological niche.

Now, with our build up of skills and knowledge, we're pushing those niches to places not even on the planet.

As Agent Smith opines in ths original Matrix.

"Humanity is like a plague. A disease that spreads to encompass everything..... "

If Musk gets 10K people and the infrastructure established on Mars and/or the Saturnian moons etc within the next couple of decades or so then the changes to our current lifestyles and practices will effectivly change beyond what we currently understand.

Though..... I'm pretty sure it won't stop people from throwing things at each other.....

Cheers.
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#6
RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
Every species of Homo before HSS is gone, so we are likely to follow.
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RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
(October 10, 2019 at 9:47 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Every species of Homo before HSS is gone, so we are likely to follow.

Maybe we are special

(October 10, 2019 at 9:26 am)Mister Agenda Wrote: I think the odds are against us, but there's some hope. I would certainly love to have a way to see how it all turns out.
Why do you think there is hope?
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RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
(October 10, 2019 at 9:47 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Every species of Homo before HSS is gone, so we are likely to follow.

Except discovery over the last 20 years suggest a case can be made that there never were any other species of homo.


The homo genus continuously existed a single specie with multiple interbreeding populations.   The selection amongst the different populations, the interbreeding, and genetic drift  caused the range of phenotypes to change over time


So populations of homo may have come and gone, but no specie went extinct.

(October 10, 2019 at 9:26 am)Mister Agenda Wrote: I think the odds are against us, but there's some hope. I would certainly love to have a way to see how it all turns out.


That's far too optimistic.


We will never successfully rid ourselves of ourselves.
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#9
RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
Depends how the bioweapon development goes...
Sanity adjacent.


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#10
RE: What are our chances of survival for a long time?
only cockroaches will rule in the end! (and I don't mean Trump! lol)
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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