Death of the future

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  1. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    How do you all feel about the future. personally, i think that it is looking all too bleak. Especially when the younger generation doesn't know how to interact with each other anymore unless they have a cell phone that does text.

    Then there is the fact of disapearing social seceruity and the age of retirment rising every year. by the time i'm old to retire i'll be 70.

    Then there is the cost of living going up every year and buisness having to adjust their pay scales according to the cost of living.

    I feel, us, as a species are doom unless we find a new way to gain monetary value. but that'll never happen, money dictates everything.
     
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    ...Naaaaah, we'll be fine.
     
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  3. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    by fine you mean drowning in a sea of reality shows and love triangles and betrayals?

    damn kids taking all of their cues fore reality shows. get the hell off my lawn!
     
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    That's EXACTLY what I mean. See, our generation gets each other. No one gets Ugh with his generation and his strange ways. EG - saying "Fuck you" in Facebook chat to see the reaction.

    By the way, I know you're basing this topic on him!
     
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  5. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    i'm basing this topic on all of you wipper snappers. no desert for you!
     
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  6. MattAY

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    Hey hey HEY, I'm 24 in a week. I aint no wipper snapper, I'm a sophisticated adu-

    Wait, no desert?! ah FUCK YOU guy!
     
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  7. Daddio

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    I.hate.the.world.
     
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    My friend went on vacation with his wife on labor day.

    Using his cellphone, he wrote on her Facebook wall how much he was having with her.

    I'm punching him in the dick the next time I see him again.
     
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  9. Eyebrowsbv31

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    How's that coalition going?


    To Daddio: Just read about how life was for the average joe in 1910. Then smile and realize it ain't so terrible.
     
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  10. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Bad! Bad Eyebrows! How dare you use history!
     
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  11. Daddio

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    I spent most my time when I was younger in the country on my familes farms. Listening to all the stories of the early 1900's when things where simpler. I'd take that anyday.
     
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    I actually dig the simple life. I would enjoy living on a farm.
     
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  13. LinksOcarina

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    The future depends on us all, because we all need to work for it.

    And by that, I mean we got to stop worrying about us, in a way, and more about everyone around us.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliomyelitis
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumps

    To name a few.

    No internet
    No cars
    No healthcare
    No plumbing
    Possible Electricity
    No "clean" water
    Many dead family members
    life expectancy of 48-51

    On a farm expect to work 10 months out of the year, sun up to sun down, 6 days a week, and hope your farm wasn't leveled by misfortune (roundup ain't around).

    Modern times are cake compared to 99% of human history. Enjoy it while it lasts.
     
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  15. LinksOcarina

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    To be fair though, Modern times as we all know it makes it easy for us all, electricity, science, technology, it's all part of the shaping of the world. We need to preserve cultures and traditions, but not relish in the so called glory days.
     
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    yeah people have been saying the future is looking bleak since adam and eve became adam and steve.
     
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  17. Daddio

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    I'll go with that.

    Life expectancy means shit when you have to work from the age of 18-65. Where's the living in that?
     
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    Farms are a shit load of work. Buy a small cottage in a lost corner of your homeland instead.
     
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    Aaaaand Doc Moc is back. The future looks very bright.
     
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  20. Eyebrowsbv31

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    Well, you had to work 10-death back then, so I guess, yeah, modernity wins again.

    American Fur trappers would eat 10 pounds of pure lard a day, lug 300 pounds of fur around on foot in rocky terrain all damn day, and die at 35. That's if a god damn bear didn't get them.

    Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Glass <=== badass
     
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