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FM-2030
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(06-25-2014, 02:01 AM)stevebowers Wrote: [Image: 581_72_145-cube-kabbalah.png] [Image: Cube%20of%20Space.png]
I suggest we make a page on the Upwing political compass using a 3d cube like these. Anyways, back to FM-2030. He successfully predicted in the '70s that:
  • the arms race'd de-accelerate
  • the current dress-down style'd be adopted
  • globalization'd occur
  • telemedicine, telebanking and the like'd exist in the future
  • predicted a coming "Age of Abundance" when everyone was freaked out over the "population bomb"
  • 3d printers would appear by 2010
His predictions only seem to be amazing in hindsight because everyone else was preoccupied with pop future hype about nuclear war and the population bomb; he was the (almost) only one to take note of long-term trends and cutting-edge bluprints of nu tech.

What I find personally intriguing about him is his worldview, which required drastic reforming of human nature. For example:
  • he believed that people would replace marriage with dating and making kids thru artificial wombs if they felt like it
  • people'd replace given names w/ changing usernames
  • people'd switch from families to groups of groups of adults raising kids like a daycare center
  • all hierachies'd collapse to e-democracy
Of course, these changes never happened because they were too drastic for most folks to swallow.
More on FM later.
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Messages In This Thread
FM-2030 - by xsampa - 06-24-2014, 02:38 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by stevebowers - 06-24-2014, 06:08 PM
RE: FM-2030 - by stevebowers - 06-24-2014, 06:45 PM
RE: FM-2030 - by Dalex - 06-25-2014, 12:39 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by stevebowers - 06-25-2014, 01:20 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by stevebowers - 06-25-2014, 02:01 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by xsampa - 06-25-2014, 08:32 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by Dalex - 06-25-2014, 05:26 PM
RE: FM-2030 - by kch49er - 06-25-2014, 07:49 PM
RE: FM-2030 - by Dalex - 06-25-2014, 10:14 PM
RE: FM-2030 - by xsampa - 07-20-2014, 11:17 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by Drashner1 - 07-20-2014, 01:06 PM
RE: FM-2030 - by stevebowers - 07-22-2014, 01:47 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by stevebowers - 07-22-2014, 02:14 AM
RE: FM-2030 - by xsampa - 07-22-2014, 04:13 AM

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