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100 years. 3 11.54%
1,000 years. 5 19.23%
10,000 years. 6 23.08%
100,000 years. 1 3.85%
A million years. 1 3.85%
10 million years. 2 7.69%
100 million years. 1 3.85%
A billion years. 0 0%
Until the end of the solar system (about 5 billion years). 2 7.69%
Until the end of the universe. / Forever. 5 19.23%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 2005, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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For how long do you think mankind will exist?

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Hey guys! I have not been posting recently as I was trying to find something significant to write my 500th post about!

That being said, I think humans will last forever, as our technology will allow us to outlive the solar system. I am a true optimist when it comes to faith in our species, and I think that despite some violent tendencies, people are good and capable of amazing things. I would like to think that this will carry us along for a long long time. Yes....500th post I get to write about my personal beliefs....awesome.

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Define "mankind"?

Our successors will be around for millions of years but by a million years' time they may look, think and be very different from us. Looking back, they may think of us, in the 21st century, as merely their early precursors as we think of Homo erectus or Australopithecus. They won't be able to draw a sharp line as to an exact year when "they" came into being, but if they've changed drastically from us, and perhaps become much more cognitively and morphologically diverse (using genetic engineering, cyborgification or just plain biological evolution, or who-knows-what combination), they'll think we are thousands of years on the other side of the thick fuzzy line.

For the sake of voting, I'll give Homo sapiens - something like how we know it - 10,000 years.

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yes it's really funny because i was thinking about this. specifically i was thinking about what kind of species could gain the upperhand over us. i think they will be x-men
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Thats a good question, I kinda have this feeling we're gonna end up killing each other within the next 100 years with N Korea/China developing/developed nuclear weapons. I think things are going to turn pretty nasty if Im honest. Then again its only my opinion -we could last forever, but i doubt it.

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Define "mankind"?
Direct descendants of all those lifeforms currently living on Earth known as human beings.

With this definition, I guess you should have voted different. Sorry for that.
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I really don't want to think about that. I just want to enjoy living right now
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i'd tell you but then i'd be accused of spreading doom and gloom again. if only people listened but nevermind.



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10,000 years isn't enough time to really evolve much, Leopard.

I'd say man in a similar form will be around the next 10-100 million years. I don't think we're going to die out. Hopefully we'll evolve into something better


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I don't think mankind will survive another ice age...in fact I don't think mankind will make it to the next ice age...nuclear weapons, diseases or a metheor or all these things combined can whipe out the human race in the near future.

I voted 1000 years but my guess is 5000.
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10,000 years isn't enough time to really evolve much, Leopard.
You're right. If we evolved only by natural selection it would take an indefinite time - maybe hundreds of thousands or even millions of years - to change much.

I said 10,000 years because I had to make a choice. It might only take 1000 years or it might take 100,000 but I do think we'll use technology to speed things up a lot. One way or another, I think we'll have changed drastically by a million years time, through some combination of evolution, genetic engineering, merging ourselves with computer technology, and technologies that I can't currently even imagine.

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I dont know, I believe the world will end at the 2nd coming of christ, and i have no clue when that will be, but i put in about 1000 years.
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