A Bleak Future

I read these Articles in the early hours of this morning and decided to comment.

http://www.fin24.com/Companies/TravelAndLeisure/Crash-wont-halt-space-tourism-20141102

http://www.fin24.com/Tech/Opinion/Glimpse-into-the-future-20141031

Arthur, [that’s the name of one author] I have to say this tongue in cheek because if people find out I am actually serious they will laugh in my face.

I look at World events in periods of 50 years and have found the best time lines to be the 50 years starting on 10 and 60; therefore the previous 50 was from 1960 to the last day of 2009; The current one started the first day of 2010.

By the start of the one on Wednesday 1st January 2110 the World will be a desolate place, hopefully starting to recover but I doubt it, from the excesses of the past 50 years, the one that we are in now [with decay setting in rapidly] and the one coming along in 2060 that will destroy the last vestiges of what is currently considered to be so great and wonderful.

We will start 2110 with barter trade in a world that will have maybe two million people; there will be no Internet. Those given the task will have to start from scratch and food will be first on the agenda for many decades.

What is the main cause of my silly view, you may ask. Very simply, our addiction to the wonders of the computer will be our downfall. Hi tech has developed to the extreme where we don’t need brains any longer; we have stopped using what we have left of the grey matter and of course, long lost our ability to think.

We are now being run by a generation of ignoramuses.

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20 Responses to “A Bleak Future”

  1. Ike Jakson Says:

    Some spelling errors and omissions have been fixed and/or amended in the published Post as of now.

  2. NEO Says:

    Fair amount of truth in that prediction, I fear, Ike.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks Nebraska

      I can’t see how much longer we can stay on the course of self-destruction before we get what we want so badly.

      • NEO Says:

        I see much the same, sadly.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Thanks NEO. Perhaps we are getting old but I am not sorry about that. I sure don’t want to live in the thirties of this century.

      • NEO Says:

        Little desire myself, Ike, still worth trying to fix what we can. Some good kids coming along, as well.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Yeah NEO

        We must love our children and hope for their sake.

      • NEO Says:

        Indeed so, Ike. A the poet said:

        Turning and turning in the widening gyre
        The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Thanks once again, NEO. The poem has done my heart a lot of good. I am not nearly as good as you to find them but I do read them; like most of us I tried my hand at it some thirty years ago and thought well of myself but there are a few that I shall never forget. We need to look inside and talk to Him who created us and keep us going.

      • NEO Says:

        Indeed we do, my friend.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Thanks Nebraska. I enjoy using that name; it goes so well with you and in your Blog picture. Go well, my friend.

      • NEO Says:

        Thanks, Ike, I like it as well. Take care, my friend

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        I am pleased you do, Nebraska. Go well wherever you do.

  3. magnocrat Says:

    Wrong we are being run by a supremley clever elite supported by politicians and leaders. The aim of this top- shelf is to have the cream of all there is. This situation is not new its thousands of years old and it is the way of all large civilisations.
    Look at Safa Motesharrei’s mathmatical analysis of the breakdown of civilisation.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Hi Magnocrat

      Welcome to my humble abode. I love the satirical in things and it seems to me that’s what you had in mind here. I approve of that; in fact I always refer to them as the 1% of 1% of the population. That would include the few in the local Article of which I included the link.

      What we actually have here politically is the best example of a modern oligarchy but it’s held out to the World as Democracy.

      Thanks for visiting; you are welcome anytime you wish.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Hi Magnocrat

        I have just Googled that reference of Safa and will read some more. It looks interesting.

  4. JP Says:

    “We are now being run by a generation of ignoramuses.” Amen Sir Ike.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Welcome to my home and thank you JP. You must have a close look at the construction that collapsed; measure it by the size of the houses and the vehicles right in front of it.

  5. JP Says:

    Reblogged this on et cetera* and commented:
    “We are now being run by a generation of ignoramuses.”
    Ike just hit the nail on the head, with a 20 lb. sledge.

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