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What do you think the 23rd Century will really be like?

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    TelFan7

    [1]Dec 29, 2007
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    What do you think the 23rd Century will really be like? Do you think it will be like "Star Trek" with intersteller travel, teleportation, phasers, and other such technology? Will we still not have traveled outside our solar-system, thus having only interplanetary travel (as in the novel "Imperial Earth" by Arthur C. Clarke)? Or will something have happened and there will be no travel at all outside of the Earth (as in the movie version of "Logan's Run")? My favorite would be "Star Trek", but realistically I believe it would be more like "Imperial Earth". So what do you think the 23rd Century (Thursday January 1st, 2201AD through Monday December 31st,2300AD) will be like??

    The 22nd Century will end on Wednesday December 31st, 2200AD and the 24th Century will begin on Tuesday January 1st, 2301 AD!!!
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    FrozenHeart_

    [2]Jan 1, 2008
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    Well im hoping and dreaming for the future, But in all honestly I think it will basically be the same as now.
    Except some less noticeable and more obvious changes like culture, Faster Microwaves, Perhaps a different way of consuming energy instead of oil etc.
    But Star Trek? I wish, But really dont believe we will even be close, Heck in the 50's they thought we would have flying cars by year 2000, We saw how that turned out : )

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    Idbeolderifiwas

    [3]Mar 6, 2008
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    I figure that interstellar warp drives will probably never be figured out, but I think by that time we will have ships fast enough to travel in our solar system, but probably not to any other neighboring star systems.
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    lamanchagirl

    [4]Mar 26, 2008
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    One thing is certain, and that is that we will not be so technologically advanced as Star Trek in the next 300 years. I would want to see nothing short of Vulcans and Romulans and warp speed, but it would take a huge jump to achieve warp speed, and as much as I find displeasure in telling myself this, Vulcans won't exist whether there is life out there or not.
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    millerem99

    [5]Mar 27, 2008
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    One thing's for certain: People will never, ever change.

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    Tronman100

    [6]Apr 11, 2008
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    I also don't think warp drive will be too likely by 2200's but some of the tech is certainly achievable, and we may even be past that. I mean, the touch screen tech we have today is incredibly advanced even compared to the LCARS displays. Even today, studies are showing that humans can control computers merely by their thoughts which is something that's not even in mainstream use on Trek (though used in some cases, Alice for example).
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    my1sunshine

    [7]May 15, 2008
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    Given that, by that time, the planet will probably no longer be able to support human life..we'd damn well better find the technology to travel interplanetary.
    Edited on 05/15/2008 6:28am
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    millerem99

    [8]May 15, 2008
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    Phbbbt...Global Warming Schmarming. The planet will be fine. The only serious threat to our planet (in terms of atmosphere) will be if nobody does anything about Iran and their nukes. It's only human arrogance (to borrow a Trek phrase) to assume that we can control nature - on any level.
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    my1sunshine

    [9]May 15, 2008
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    Oooookay. Evidence is cool, but denial is good too, I guess. LOL. I guess I'm one of "Those", and you're one of "Them". But, really.. we'll talk in a few years. Or, ya know...not. :-) Seriously, It's nice to see some life in this forum. I finally came to it, and I've been hearing crickets until now.
    Edited on 05/15/2008 10:12am
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    jackfloyd1973

    [10]Aug 21, 2008
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    the solar system will be ruled by a fascist dictatorship, it will make the enterprise & original series terran empire & deep space nine klingon/cardassian alliance look pleasant by comparison, or possibly even worse.
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    Freakshowcrow

    [11]Sep 3, 2008
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    I think it'll be very very very crowded unless we don't get our mindless breeding under control.

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    Freakshowcrow

    [12]Sep 3, 2008
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    make that unless wo DO get our mindless breeding under control.

    "kerwhoops"
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    mak1701

    [13]Sep 14, 2008
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    23rd century? if we are still here
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    mak1701

    [14]Sep 14, 2008
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    what no flying cars? I'm from the 50's and no star trek- oh for the 60's
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    millerem99

    [15]Oct 7, 2008
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    Freakshowcrow wrote:
    make that unless wo DO get our mindless breeding under control. "kerwhoops"

    Speak for yourself.

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    jrsgalaxy

    [16]Oct 26, 2008
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    Im sure they are working on flying cars, but probably wont have an efficeint model after awhile the first ones are available to the public. Look at cellphones. It took the better part of 20years to get the nice small ones we now use. For awhile we had those Zack Morris cells. Even in like 1998 or 99 we still had those clunky ones that folded down at the voice speaker . Wasnt till 2000 or 2001 when we finally started getting those sleek more efficient phones and it seemed like everyone was making cellphones .

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