Thursday, January 01, 2015

Thursday Thirteen! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome 2015!


I can't believe we've reached the year when Marty McFly would be middle-aged (Back to the Future II, for the non-geeks). I don't have a hoverboard, and neither does anyone else.

In 1989, this year seemed so far away. I was only 26 years old and had my whole life ahead of me. And now here we are, living in it, and I'm 51 and will turn 52 in six months.

Life goes on.

It's Thursday 13 day, and I could make my new year's resolutions, but I am not up to that. I want to do something different, so I'm going to predict the new year in 2115. That's 100 years from now. What will we find?

1. Humans won't be top dog. Thanks to cyborg technology, machines will rule us.

2. However, that same technology will allow people to live a long time - almost forever (we'll make good slaves for the machines). We'll have mechanical arms and replacement parts. Maybe the revered engineers, computer programmers, and machine creators will even have total brain transplants. I'm sure that, like current health care, only the best and the ones with the most money will get that kind of attention.

3. Those machines will control the weather. Wars will be waged not with bombs, but with hurricanes and tsunamis.

4. Our homes will be solar and wind powered. We won't own them, either - we'll lease them. Everything will be leased, from our clothes to our food.

5. Everyone will have a little chip put in them at birth. Easy GPS and tracking, right?

6. Young people will get around on hoverboards. Older folks who can't have parts replacements will have hover wheelchairs.

7. Democracy in all nations will have been dead for 50 years, replaced with oligarchies run by the current shadow governments of corporations and the Illuminati. A cyborg will be president of the United Nations. The North Eastern and North Western United States, because of ancient nuclear capabilities, will be the most militarized and feared countries in the world. The Southern United States (the country will have split into three different areas in 100 years) will be a third-world, poor, and ravaged desolate area (it's not far from that now). Texas will belong to Mexico.

8. We'll communicate with telepathy, and our thoughts will not be our own. I suppose we will lease those, too. This trend will cause a whole subsection of humanity to flee cities and communities, and settle in remote and isolated areas, preferably separated off by tinfoil and aluminum fences so that the brain waves will not travel and be picked up by those dreadful machines. These people will be considered "subhuman" by others (but they will really be the only remaining humans).

9. The world will have one monetary currency.

10. We will only speak three languages: English, Spanish, and Mandarin (or some form of Chinese).

11. Colonies of wealthy people will have relocated to the moon. To make it easy to get the servants they need, we'll have space tubes that people can hop into and travel up there for work. They will speak in whatever language they want, I suppose.

12. More than 3/4 of the species that exist now will be extinct. We will not have frogs, bears, most birds, many insects, and other critters that make life interesting. Whole generations will think the only animals alive are dogs, cats, and cyborg humans.

13. War will be a constant and take place in every part of the globe, mostly over water and other natural resources.

My predictions are rather dire, I fear, but I don't really see much good coming out of humanity these days.


My other thoughts for 2015 regard you, dear reader. I hope that you have good health, prosperity, and joy in the days to come. May you be blessed (and let's not worry about 100 years from now. Most of us won't be here to see it, anyway).


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 376th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.

5 comments:

  1. Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year!! I'm glad I won't be around in 2115!!

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  2. Far out! But also just a stretch of the truth! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  3. Glad I won't be around for 2115 because I fear many of your predictions will be true!

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  4. I won't be here by then...thank goodness! :)
    Happy new year...

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  5. Well..I will just add my two cents, because I just can't help myself (wink), some of those listed are already happening. Sad to say. Ok, I'll zip it now, lol.---Glad I won't be around to see the rest of it. Happy New Year!

    (ps I will be 48 in March...where have the years gone?) smiles

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