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WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-14-2002 13:21

Was thinking about something that Emps posted...where some 'thinkers' have predicted certain things happening in the future...and considering the fact that there are plenty of 'thinkers' here, decided to start the Official Asylum Think Tank Project...so without further delay...

This year - a working Gene Therapy will be available...
by 2005 - the internet goes 3D!!!
by 2010 - marriage will cease to be a recognized bond between two people (legally)
by 2020 - Mars will be colonized (and not a minute too soon...because the ice caps have melted...)

So 'bring out your lists'!

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-14-2002 14:04

2007 first headless body grown
2008 first successful head transplant
2009 Christopher Reeves walks again



[This message has been edited by warjournal (edited 06-14-2002).]

tomeaglescz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 06-14-2002 15:22

laugh looking at some posts in some of the other threads i think the first headless body was grown a long time ago.


edit: OOOPS i meant brainless head

edit sorry WS but couldnt resist it after that last post of WJ's

[This message has been edited by tomeaglescz (edited 06-14-2002).]

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-14-2002 15:39

Rofl....ok, so edit your post again, with your list...hehe...that's pretty funny, tho.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-14-2002 16:30

My list:

2003 - Osama Bin Laden dies in freak accident involving a portable toilet and a freight train
2006 - Korea wins World Cup; German suicide rate reaches highest in history
2010 - Science fiction writers forced to come up with new dystopias after robots fail miserably in attempt to take over world

That's as far as I can see now; my crystal ball is on the fritz.


Cell 270

[This message has been edited by Suho1004 (edited 06-14-2002).]

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-14-2002 16:37

Rotflmao!!! Oh, is there no end to the torture?

That with 2006 is a gem...hehe...

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-14-2002 17:01

Yeah, the 2006 one was for you, WS. I figured you'd appreciate it.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 06-14-2002 18:40

2002 - USA wins world cup, due to all underdogs winning.
2003 - A talking monkey begins campaigning to be US President.
2005 - Electromagnetic energy replaces Oil and Gasoline.
2012 - World peace declared as all terrorists are either dead, or have decided to stop killing people
2016 - Aliens meet with the New World President, who will be a woman, and they welcome us into the Inter-Galactic Federation
2022 - Everyone becomes aware of their spiritual nature, and all religions are viewed as what they really are, helpful stories to guide us.

Or:

September 11th, 2002: Terrorists launch massive attack on US. US strikes back. We kill lots of people, piss of China, they nuke us, we nuke them, everyone nukes everyone else.
2003: All life on earth perishes, besides some things in the ocean.




-^^-
--::--
\___/

Witherin
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-14-2002 18:51

2005 - My wife finally manages to get to work on time for a whole month straight.

2007 - Canada puts the finishing touches on it's bid to takeover the United States. They cunningly completed their infiltration of the American media industry, making use of its vast potential to affect the hearts and minds of the American public.

2014 - Room temperature superconductivity is finally achieved, revolutionizing the whole concept of energy usage worldwide. There was now no limit to the size of microwavable popcorn packages.

2020 - The invention of the first affordable teleportation device wreaks havoc on the already fragile family dynamics, as the concept of grounding became superfluous.

2022 - Plastic Skin is invented. A maleable replacement for human skin, this product was developed with the support and funding of Michael Jackson and Cher, and was given a leg up with funds donated from the estate of the late Phyllis Diller. The company, Maleability Inc., is now working on a completely functional replacemnt body into which the mind can be transplanted.

njuice42
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Gig Harbor, WA
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 06-14-2002 21:02

2004 : New medicines will be able to cure more, faster, and be available much wider than now. Of course, no one goes to think that not being able to get "motivated" (wink wink, nudge nudge) or have hair on your head isn't really a sickness, but it doesn't stop the new drugs from coming out and taking storm.

2005 : Gasoline begins to go up in price, people begin to become irrate at the gas station attendents, national breakdown of language... we all begin to grunt at one another. Surprisingly, it works ten times better than our current system (which is just nicer sounding grunts).

2008 : Oil countries, Kuwait and whatnot, have their limelight stolen as their reserves begin to drastically dry up, causing a slight panic. New movies come out. I go see them. I laugh/cry/sneer at them. And buy popcorn (which has gone up to about $90 a box by this time.)

2013 : Scientists in Japan build the first completely transportable, continuous power source, and fit a few of them into cars. They find that not only is speed and preformance improved, but you never need to have it filled with gas (running at about $20 a gallon by this time... ok, slight overshot. More like $18) nor do you have to worry about all them greasy parts under the hood! It's sparkly clean, Martha Stewart would be proud.

2014 : Ford's executives have these scientists killed, research destroyed.

2030 : Having become absolete by this time, Football (American, mind you... grid iron... tackles... fullbacks... 49'ers... you know what I'm talking about) fades away and soccer reigns supreme world wide. It is hailed as the world's sport, and there is much rejoicing.

It's... it's.... fading...

... gone ...


Ahh well. At least I got this week's winning lotto numbers. See ya in Cancun!!! Woo!

njuice42 Cell # 551
icq 957255

mobrul
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-14-2002 22:17

2003 - Tabloid papers fire psychics, hire Asylum to do yearly end-of-year predictions.
2015 - Petrol is very expensive. Urban sprawl will reverse itself as people will not afford the transportation costs.
2020 - Computers will be a new 'species'...with the ability to reproduce, evolve, etc. outside the direct influence of people.
2025 - Petrol becomes extremely scarce, major companies excellerate research of 'alternative' fuel sources.
2050 - Petrol becomes essentially a thing of the past. Regular people use solar, wind, hydro, etc. power for most everyday energy needs. Private companies and corporations begin wide-spread use of nuclear power for large energy needs (factories, transport boats, large jets)
2060 - Most major corporations have learned how to build nuclear weapons from their new energy sources.
2075 - The nation-state as a geo-political force becomes, essentially, a thing of the past. People will become 'citizens' of corporations and/or trade unions.

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 06-14-2002 23:09

2112 : Palyndrome
2222 : Palyndrome
2332 : Palyndrome
2442 : Palyndrome
And so on....

The future is somewhat unpredictable.


___________________
tri-eye

ShootingStar
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Kanada
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 06-14-2002 23:13

2006: InSider posts his first comment of relevance, social value, informational value
and interest to this forum without offending a single soul.

just kidding Insider


Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 06-15-2002 04:34

2040 - video recorder manufacturers give up making their machines simple enough for everyone to understand and concentrate instead on making everyone smarter.

2075 - they fail. The penguins decide there is no hope for us and destory the planet to stop our idiocy leaking to neighbouring sentient lifeforms.

___________________
Emps

FAQs: Emperor

Witherin
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-15-2002 05:35

2041 - Video recorder manufacturers come to realize that most of humanity are as dumb as stumps and always will be. Instead, they begin marketing the concept of adjusting the blinking rate of the 12:00 on vcrs as a form of subliminal advertizing.

njuice42
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Gig Harbor, WA
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 06-15-2002 08:28

*reads Emp's post... smirks...*

I knew it!

njuice42 Cell # 551
icq 957255

tikigod
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: outside Augusta National
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 06-20-2002 09:17

2003 - science proves Clients are not any smarter than gerbils
2004 - Clients are still not any smarter than gerbils
2005 - Clients may actually be stupider than gerbils
2006 - tiki is arrested a for trying to rectify the client/gerbil situation with a cattle-prod


-tiki, cell 478

Rane
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Denmark
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 06-20-2002 10:01

2003 - RIAA closes down 3 more mp3-services
2200 - Record companies makes yet another attempt to get ppl to pay for their mp3s
2730 - Music industry realizes they'll never be able to stop mp3-piracy

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-20-2002 10:51

Lol@tiki...hehe...that is good...'not as intelligent as Gerbils'...hehe

*falls down laughing, co-workers think I have lost the last shreds of sanity..*

Ogie
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Australia, the land of deadly creatures, and deadly idiots (Steve Irwin, who else?)
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 07-06-2002 17:00

2002 - Ogie gets drunk...again.

-= 'I am insensitive, I don't give a shit and never have... =-

[This message has been edited by Ogie (edited 07-06-2002).]

Kine
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: NY, USA
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 07-15-2002 10:21

2004 - The C.I.A. will lose most of its intelligence consumers due to a major boost in information technology, and they will start focusing more on human intelligence like they did during the cold war and get themselves in trouble again like they did after the Colby congressional hearings.

2005 - Computer chips begin to go completely molecular, opening new doors for genomics researchers including improved memory capacity, automatic glandular stimulation (it's said that the aging process really begins when a certain gland stops producing. Can't remember which one), and real time vital reports that might be connected to hospitals and stuff for older people. No more, "I've fallen and I can't get up!".

2006 - The Internet 2 finally starts getting popular and real-time holographic conferences and virtual cafe's (and bordellos?) will become the new trend, possibly stimulating a new wave in global trade.

2025 - The art of ionic propulsion is mastered, enabling space craft to go virtually anywhere without having to refuel.

2075 - Electronic cars are FINALLY mainstream, and the Tickle me Elmo doll makes an eerie and unexpected comeback.

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 07-15-2002 16:00
quote:
2075 - Electronic cars are FINALLY mainstream, and the Tickle me Elmo doll makes an eerie and unexpected comeback.



Despit the fact that by this point elmo is now so long gone that no one knows who in the living fuck he is?

Koan 63, written on the wall of cell number 250:
Those who Believe
Can
Those who Try
Do
Those who Love
Live

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-15-2002 16:05
quote:
2004 - The C.I.A. will lose most of its intelligence consumers due to a major boost in information technology, and they will start focusing more on human intelligence like they did during the cold war and get themselves in trouble again like they did after the Colby congressional hearings.



That soon, you think? What about information in translation? I don't care what sort of boost you get in information technology, the information is no good if you can't read it, right?




Cell 270

Kine
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: NY, USA
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 07-15-2002 16:25

Skaarjj: That's why it would be eerie and unexpected. Elmo certainly wouldn't be forgotten, just.. ignored.

Suho: That's a good point, but it's already starting to happen. Fact is, due to the massive success of the internet, the CIA has been taking all this information and compiling it into an easy to understand package of information relavent to the consumer's request. Perhaps in 2004, translation technology will be improved (supporting what you said) which will take away some of the business the CIA conducts. In addition, the CIA will be pretty busy by then helping the new homeland security organization, as the new program is second to the Department of Defense so it's going to be processing the of all the other US intelligence organizations at once. In effect, this would demand more human intelligence accross the big drink.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-16-2002 08:47

Well, translation technology may improve, but I don't think it will improve to the point that computers will replace translators (at least not for quite a while). Translation is not just "moving" ideas from one language to another (I say "moving" because that's a Korean colloquialism for "translating," and it's the way a lot of people view translation)--translation is a creative process. Yes, they may improve translation software to the point where you can get reasonable rough translations from a computer, but you would still need an editor for those, and a lot of the material the CIA deals with would still require the human touch. As for translation technology being so improved by 2004 as to bring about a significant reduction in the workload, I just don't see that happening. Just my opinion, of course, and I may be proven wrong--but I hope not.

I do agree that the CIA will probably be busier with homeland security, but I think that will mean an increase in CIA resources, rather than merely a reappropriation of existing resources. Given the state of the world today, I don't think the US government is going to want to stretch the CIA too thin...

Kine
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: NY, USA
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 07-17-2002 10:50

True true.

nived
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: i forgot...i'm lost...
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 07-23-2002 23:08

2008 - underground road leading from texas to the atlantic ocean [used for the purpose of smuggling ufo's] is discovered by chinese. american government tries to cover it up; they fail.

2012 - china declares chemical warfare on america which is quickly spread worldwide due to the discovery of numerous american cover up's . america 'strikes back' again; all matter of life is wiped out.

four days later - god comes to rapture those that were 'good', realizes no one is left; shrugs it off, leaves to save some alien race from satan.



[This message has been edited by nived (edited 07-23-2002).]

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-31-2002 15:08

2050: wee computer chips become so small, tracking systems are grown into fruit, many microscopic computers communicate with each other causing ai evolution. Due to the size of these chips people are unable to see or hold or even use them for anything, they become unused but still evolve:

2060: So many chips have be eaten due to the fact that they are invisible and everywhere keeping on eye on everything. The parts being undigestable people realise, the general public are dumber than their shit.



WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 08-01-2002 17:35

Damn Hugh, that is funny...haha....man, still wiping the tears from my eyes...'people realize they are dumber than shit'....Hahaha, man that's killing me!

Keep up the great 'predictions', folks!

We'll show those think tanks what's what!

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 10-02-2002 12:59

I love working on this stuff. It helps me to collect my thoughts in preperation for the sci-fi novels that I write. Basically, my ideas of the future are seperated into different categories, so don't fret too much.

Political

2003 - US President George W. Bush declares war on Iraq. While there is international uproar over the incident, and 4 million people are killed, Saddam Hussein is ousted from power permanently (with thanks going towards a US cruise missile for doing the job), and all Iraqi weapons of mass destruction are disarmed. The war, which lasts only a month, results in 2 years of rebuilding the shattered country. Unfortunately, such a happy ending cannot be said for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian militants continue to wage guerilla warfare on Israel's army.

2005 - The US election goes well for George W. Bush, beating Senator Henry Jackson by 281 votes. He announces that, with the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden in the previous year, and the remaining al-Qaeda cell members, more effort can be spent in bringing peace to the Middle East.

2008 - Bush attempts to introduce a bill allowing US presidents to serve a maximum 12 years. The bill is not passed.

2009 - Senator Michael Thomas Winslow is elected President of the US. He promises more money towards addressing the larger issues, such as environmental problems and the AIDS pandemic. He is labeled by Time magazine as "Man of the Year" in 2010 because of his social and patient style of politics.

2012 - Palestinian militant Yasser Arafat dies after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. After a long and bloody battle at Arafat's Ramallah compound, the last remnants of his Fatah faction are taken into Israeli custody.

2013 - US President Michael T. Winslow wins the election after reentering America into the Kyoto protocol. His win is one of the highest percentages on record, with nearly 90% of Americans voting for him. Also that year, a peace deal is settled in Israel, with the land being divided equally among the two countries. While several small Palestinian groups disagree with the split up. resulting in street protests, the UN-designed plan generally is agreed on by everyone.

I will finish the rest of this another day.

S^abaal ud T'a johtizuc^ ult'a Fedaro.

[This message has been edited by Rameses Niblik the Third (edited 10-02-2002).]

Ruski
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 10-18-2002 03:37

2010: video games are controling kid's minds
2015: everythingh is online, even microven!
2025: cars fly
2100: Russian rises again...I mean in industrie

St. Seneca
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 3rd shelf, behind the cereal
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 10-18-2002 15:14

In the year 2525, if man is still alive ...

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 10-18-2002 15:39

Great song, St. Seneca...

genis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dallas, TX
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 10-18-2002 22:59

2010:
That giant baby in outerspace keeps staring at us.

2012:
The US national debt is over 50 quadrillion dollars. Still no one cares.

2013:
The same US populous who continuously votes in candidates that bring the most pork to their communities realizes the national debt (which obviously never needs to be paid off) gives us a bottomless pit of money to draw from and DEMANDS an end to income taxes, as there is no need for them.

2014:
Anti-globalization protesters finally get their wish, and the IMF and the US release all countries from their debt. They achieve this through the same logic that passed the previous years law which ended income taxes.

2015: Having witnessed the events of the past few years, decrepent old Alan Greenspan finally cracks.. bursts out of his wheelchair and causes massive damage to half the Federal Reserve building when his head finally explodes.

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 10-21-2002 13:25

Bear with me on the above post. I have to get all the facts right first. There will be three sections - Political, Sociotechnological, and Space Exploration. It will take up lots of space (even more than Wayne Knight's ass). It will be the greatest. Blah blah blah.

S^abaal ud T'a johtizuc^ ult'a Fedaro.

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