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    The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things. Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)18:51:12 No.2698582  
    Over the past two weekends I've run a few errands and tried out some unfamiliar cafes with Siane's mother Theia. She sort of insisted on it and while I get the impression I'm probably being 'tested', she's really pleasant and warm. While we were waiting for lunch she told me a few jokes, a bit colorful but I did bust up over this helene one and that's when the ice broke. I feel really comfortable around her now and I hope she likes me, so she can talk me up to her husband.

    So I was thinking, what's your humor like? Share your favorite jokes with me, and I'll share a few also. Oh, I'd also love more sketches of whatever. Habs, helenes, anything you want to illustrate. Some really talented guy did a few in the past two threads and they're up on my wall now.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:52:47 No.2698609

    Anyone have the rapidshit of the old ones?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:53:03 No.2698615

    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:53:19 No.2698620
    Why was six afraid of seven?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:53:59 No.2698628
    Hi spaceman I doubt you remember me but I pressed you to answer someone's questions about the future of ITER and other fusion projects. Whatever you can tell me would be great.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:55:18 No.2698633
    Rascist humor is generally frowned upon in polite or normal culture. So are dead baby jokes, Hellen Keller jokes, or just about any jokes that are considered offensive to a minority. It's politically correct bull, but it's true.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:55:36 No.2698640
    Because seven was a nigger.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)18:55:59 No.2698646
    Ok ive got a couple for you!
    Some muffins are cooking in the oven. One muffin says to the other muffin: "Fuck its hot in here!" The other muffin screams: "OH MY GOD A TALKING MUFFIN"


    Whats the difference between a pile of bowling balls and a pile of dead babies? You cant load a pile of bowling balls into a truck with a pitch-fork.

    hope you enjoyed
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:57:06 No.2698655
    I bet you work for Family Guy's writing staff don't you?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:57:20 No.2698657
    A: Why couldn't Hellen Keller drive?

    B: Because she was blind.

    A: No, because she was a woman.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)18:58:26 No.2698676
    oh man how'd you guess?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)18:58:28 No.2698677
    What did the deaf and blind child with no arms and no legs get for Christmas?

    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)18:58:59 No.2698681

    Hahaha what the hell. Okay, here's one I've shared before that went over pretty well. It's long and there's a character limit on your board so I'll have to split it into two parts.

    "Two habsec officers were patrolling the surrounding woods when they came across a little old outsider mumbling incantations furiously to himself. "Sir, you're within a quarter mile of TimeWarner property. What is your business here?" At once, he snapped back "Don't you lecture me. You sinners have forgotten God, and gone to live in your Sodom, your new Babylon." The officers smirked, and one plainly stated "Perhaps, but your god isn't real." The little man scoffed loudly, "Of course he is you fool, I spoke with him not an hour ago. He lives in my hut!" One of the men laughed uproariously, the other seemed to become interested. "We'd sure like to meet this God of yours, why don't you take us to your village and introduce us to him?" The man hesitated and then said "Bring you into his presence? Out of the question. Dirty degenerates, both of you!" One laughed again but his friend had become quite grim "You'll take us to your village, and we will meet your god." he said threateningly, gripping the old man's arm and drawing his LIPC.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)18:59:37 No.2698691
    An hour or so later they arrived, and leading the old man past crowds of gaping villagers, the two men came upon his hut. It was made oc orrigated aluminum, reinforced with steel beams and other salvaged tower materials. The door was fixed with some kind of mechanical lock, and the old man laughed opnely at the habsec officers. "It seems he's in no mood for visitors. Why don't you come back tomorrow?" One turns to his friend and says "This has gone far enough. You've let him get under your skin. Let's forget about this and get back to our patrol." But he's having none of it. The second officer draws three thermite charges from his belt, and adheres them to the hinges and lock. Moments later the door collapses inward, stinking smoke billowing forth from the entryway. The little old man dives into the hut and when the smoke clears the two men can see him clinging to a wooden latrine in the corner. "YOU SEE!?" The old man exclaims, "GOD IS A TOILET!" He then smears himself with feces and begins to howl.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:00:52 No.2698702
    Question: A man runs over his wife with his car, who is at fault?

    Answer: The man. He shouldn't be driving in the kitchen.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:01:17 No.2698706
    Q: What did one eye say to the other?
    A: "Just between you and me, something smells."

    Enjoy a joke that's quite lame by today's standards, futurebud.
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:02:31 No.2698722
    Humor varies a lot. There are idiots who think that "lol SO RANDUMM!!!! *holds up SpOrK*!!!!!" is amazing.

    it's probably the vast generation gap between the people who have never used a computer before to the people who use them every day for fun.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:02:51 No.2698728

    I loled out loud at that.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:02:59 No.2698731

    Don't get this one.


    Lame ones are okay too. I just have this theory that the humor of any given period reveals a lot about the attitudes and whatnot.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)19:03:12 No.2698733
    first of all thats not so much funny as its just kind of strange, and way too much minor detail to be a joke.

    second of all its way too long, I dont know if in the future people have longer attention spans or what, but no one I know would be able to sit through that short story and end up laughing
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:03:47 No.2698735

    wat is this i don't even
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:05:10 No.2698746
    that was amazing

    it's probably because i'm sick and have no better judgment but that was well executed.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:05:19 No.2698748

    Explain pls.


    I was picking up on that actually, some of the episode archives I grabbed for reference the time before last were just plain surreal. Not funny, just like no effort was put into the writing and it's just a sequence of unrelated events with sudden transitions.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:05:20 No.2698749
    Glad you're getting along with at least half of her parents, Alex. That's always a good sign.

    Have you dared to show Siane the sketches yet, or are you concerned how she would react to learn you'd been talking about her and you to strangers from the past?
    I kind of doubt she'd take it well, but I don't exactly know her, so I couldn't say.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:05:36 No.2698753
    It's a sexist joke - the immediate thought of someone hearing it is to either think "the man, he hit her!" or possibly "the woman, she was out of the kitchen". Women are to belong in kitchens, I don't know if that's the case in the future.

    But the answer to the joke comes out of nowhere.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:07:48 No.2698785
    A woman gives birth and is in hospital waiting to see if the baby is ok after it being taken away to be checked.

    The doctor walks in and says 'I have some good news and some bad news'.

    Mother: Tell me the bad news first please

    Doctor: Your baby is disabled, he wont be able to walk properly and he will not be able to keep up at school

    Mother: Wow.. I never thought it would end up like this but i guess i'll love him all the same. What's the good news?

    Doctor: He's dead.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:07:49 No.2698786

    Actually I don't even know any really short jokes. I hadn't thought about it but yeah I guess humor tends to be more involved. Most of what you guys have shared seems like one shot gags, like slipping on a banana peel or something. I smiled though.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:09:51 No.2698814
    I think I get it, actually.

    The man is worshiping a god that is deemed disgusting and unfit by others, while he deems their god disgusting and unfit?
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:09:53 No.2698815
    Alright so there's two guys on top of a skyscraper. One of them says "I bet you $100 that I can jump off of this building, get halfway down, and then float back up." "Bullshit", says the other guy. So, the first guy jumps off, and sure enough, as he nears the middle point he floats back up to the top. "How the fuck did you do that?". "Simple, the structure of the building permits that the air pressure buildup on my body will push me back up.", he replies. So, the second guy jumps off of the building, and he hits the ground. Dead. On the ground, the first guy is standing next to a cop. The cop says "Superman, you're such a dick."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:10:22 No.2698822
    Same kind of deal as the kitchen joke (it's a bit sexist,) it's joked that women drivers are less-skilled at driving than men.
    So in the joke, Helen Keller isn't a bad driver because she's blind - but because she's a woman.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:10:36 No.2698824
    Tell us some more future jokes.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:11:23 No.2698833

    Lets see, if you want examples of generational humor...

    South Park and Family Guy are generally accepted as our contemporary style of humor. The Simpsons is too, but it's getting to be a bit out dated. Scrubs is also pretty damn popular as far as humor goes, and House, even though it's not classified as humor, has it moments too.

    We also find most memes and internet in-jokes hillarious as shit. Rickrolling, lol cats, chocolate rain and numa numa are VERY well known internet jokes that are a bit old by this time...

    Generally, most humor revolves around pop culture and current events. The "lawl so random" crowd is off on it's own bridge.
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:11:40 No.2698837
    Most of these are deemed "unfit" by society. Fuck, you're eon 4chan so you aren't guaranteed much normalcy.

    Yeah, i guess jokes now are a lot shorter.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:11:42 No.2698838

    I wound up taking credit for them. She was in my room when I got home and she had already assumed I drew them so I went along with it because the alternative would have been to explain to her that I've been spilling my guts and sharing my journals with strangers from the turn of the century. It was sort of a cake or death moment.

    I'm gonna tell her eventually.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:12:53 No.2698848


    lawl muteblox
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:13:36 No.2698852
    What did the farmer say when he couldn't find his tractor?
    Where's my tractor?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:13:43 No.2698854
    ...you guys know "Cake or Death?"


    Oh- Monty Python- look it up.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:13:50 No.2698856

    Sure, okay. Theia told me this so I might get some details wrong but whatev.

    "Adriano, a young Helenic film buff, is catching the sights in downtown Ontario when a helio catches his eye advertising a 10th anniversary run of Voliva's Ambition. Unable to resist the classics, he autopays and finds himself a seat in the center of the first row. The seats are creaky but comfortable and soon memorable scenes of the praetorian guard on the march fill his senses. However as the jack booted enforcers file across the screen he begins to suspect that the sensory presets are miscalibrated, as he feels mildly aroused.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:14:27 No.2698865
    Scenes of praetorian thugs chasing a family of austrian jews out of an inn only intensifies the arousal and it almost comes as a relief when the next preset kicks in and he begins to feel giddy ecstasy instead as snippets of Voliva's propaganda broadcasts play on top of stock footage of CNPA rallies in Texas. A montage of the postwar cleanup and the war crime tribunals follow and as Luce and Huckabee are sentenced, he feels profound sympathy and indignation. Having had enough, Adriano flags down a staffer and demands compensation for his discomfort. "Obviously there is something wrong with your impressors," he bellows, "I expect a full refund!". The staffer raises an eyebrow, looks at the seat and then back to Adriano. "Sir," he says, "This theater is sixty years old. That's just a head rest."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:16:16 No.2698885
    Heh, I kind of like that one.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)19:16:33 No.2698890
    god. future humor is even worse than past humor. im glad I wont be alive for the laughless ages
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:16:59 No.2698892

    >The "lawl so random" crowd is off on it's own bridge

    The bridge, the whole of it?

    Fucking illiterate jackanapes making all of us look bad. I bet my right kidney you touch yourself to the idea of boxes with wheels.
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:17:16 No.2698895
    I smiled

    So... what's up with the war?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:18:01 No.2698902
    I chuckled. Good one.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:18:31 No.2698908

    What I get out of it is that the old man represents the fading remnants of religious mysticism, making bold claims and then playing at obfuscation when called on it (the locked hut). The symbolism would have the guards representing modern attitudes losing patience for that kind of dishonesty, forcing down the door and revealing the hut to be empty. The old man tries to salvage the situation by claiming that god is in the hut after all, in toilet form, and then he has a mental breakdown.

    Aaaaand it's not funny when I analyze it. Huh.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:20:38 No.2698933
    Here's a joke future dude:

    A: Knock knock
    B: Who's there?
    A: You are.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:21:47 No.2698947

    The civil war? Ten months of violent nationwide rioting and organized shootings when the first candidate fielded by the CNPA (the Christian Nationalist Party of America) loses to Jim Maynard.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:23:14 No.2698961

    That's 2016, right?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:24:05 No.2698967

    I got that, and I did laugh.


    I laughed at this one too, sorry to say.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:24:20 No.2698969

    When is this?
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:26:24 No.2698996
    oh hey not humor related, but what keyboards do you use in the future?

    or do you not use keyboards at all
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:26:42 No.2699002

    Yeah. Keep an eye out for redshirt youth rallies after Battlecry absorbs Joels Army. I thought briefly about buying some paraphenalia, a CNPA saber belt, but I figure that kind of purchase puts red flags (no pun intended) next to your account.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:27:45 No.2699017

    Panel input is subvoc/gestural and my implant is touch sensitive although I have to shave my forearm to see the screen clearly and it looks kind of weird...
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:28:07 No.2699020

    Haha, enjoy your fascism, futurefag.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)19:28:10 No.2699021
    did any war heroes emerge from this conflict? Any sinister villians? What were there names? Any great battles? Where were they?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:29:32 No.2699048
    Is the future really that fascist? Have you no privacy?
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)19:30:06 No.2699052
    Surrealism is supplanting irony as a basis of humour

    hope this helps
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:30:58 No.2699062
    Have you talked to Eric since you got to Lunarhab, and if so, what does he think about your current situation?

    I would hope he's a bit less suspicious of Siane, even though he was technically right about what was going to happen.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:32:03 No.2699073

    Boston and Dallas weren't so much battles as they were massacres. I guess some of the household names are Luce, Huckabee, Jindal and Palin. It was put down by the national guard with minimal assistance from the army and air force so no, no notable war heroes. I'd say grandpa, but then I'd be inclined to.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)19:33:09 No.2699090
    What's the difference between a large pizza and a black man?
    The pizza can feed a family of four.
    You know what they say about black shoe salesmen right?
    They've got a lot of sole.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)19:33:20 No.2699094
    if your grandpa helped fight against and kill the christfags, he'd be a hero of mine too
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:33:20 No.2699095

    So minor network monitoring is facism, meanwhile I work two days a week and can do whatever I please in my spare time while you have to either labor or starve to death.

    Which of us is more free?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:34:20 No.2699105
    I'm going to kill myself soon, so it's good to know about the future before I rid myself of one.

    Is it at all possible for me to go there, even if only for a little while? I don't have much of an appetite or a stomach along with it, so as long as I can have a bit of floor to sleep on I'd be more than happy.
    >> musician !/ZeHCfYRXA 01/08/09(Thu)19:35:02 No.2699120
    Sorry for so selfishly changing the subject, but last time you made some remarks about synchro audio that piqued my curiosity. When did technologies like this emerge and become popular?

    This has -nothing- to do with the fact that my current academic research project involves real-time location-sensitive synchronized multi-track audio simulation, and certainly nothing to do with the fact that I'm writing up a budget for my grant proposal. Nothing at -all-.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:35:14 No.2699124
    Dear Future Guy,

    Back in good 'ol 2009 we mainly use telephones to communicate with each other.
    What's your principal mean of communication at distance?

    Yours truly,
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:35:20 No.2699125
    Me. Freedom is not being provided for.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:35:41 No.2699133

    Oh hey thanks for reminding me. He grew a beard and he's graduating in four months. I gave him my old microlite, straight up, because it's old enough that finding a buyer would be a hassle and I can't exactly make use of it. But yeah, he told me a pretty good one recently if you want to hear it. It's not great but I chuckled.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)19:37:25 No.2699164
    I am, without a doubt. You will never know what it's like to openly defy, to rebel, to choose your own path without remorse. Like a sick Stockholm patient you make excuses for your government in all it provides for you. I am freer because a man chooses, and a slave obeys.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:39:06 No.2699194

    Hey Chronophage, have you read "Brave New Word" by Aldous Huxley?
    Your situation sounds oddly familiar.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:39:15 No.2699195

    Try buying a swastika flag presentfag.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:39:29 No.2699201

    Actually some band in the 1970s(80s?) get the credit for inventing it, they release an album on four discs/tapes/whatever and you would have to play them in four playback devices, hitting play on them all simultaneously. I found it last time but the session ended before I could tell you.

    Synchro becomes a digital standard in the 20s.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:39:45 No.2699204
    Classic joke from our parents or grandparents. So old and overused that it doesn't really effect us anymore:
    A guy goes to a psychiatrist. "Doc, I keep having these alternating recurring dreams. First I'm a teepee; then I'm a wigwam; then I'm a teepee; then I'm a wigwam. It's driving me crazy. What's wrong with me?" The doctor replies: "It's very simple. You're two tents."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:40:10 No.2699210
    Does anyone believe this RPfag yet?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:40:33 No.2699217
    Would you kindly refrain from making references to videogames?
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)19:41:19 No.2699227
    No, I think it summed up what I was saying quite beautifully.
    Thank you for catching the reference though.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:42:12 No.2699242
    Wait wat? Videogames?
    You do know what the Stockholm syndrome is, right?

    also, not samefag.
    >> Vladimir !Putin706F6 01/08/09(Thu)19:42:31 No.2699249
    Hey Futureguy. I came up with a few questions, if you don't mind.

    Do people still hand-write things with pen and paper (or some kind of digital tablet thingy), or is it all typing/subvoc (I think that's what you called it) stuff?

    Do you still have books? Like, real printed paper books? Have "old" books become sort of a collectors thing that only special libraries have because everything's electronic now, or are paper books still common?

    Is ice hockey still around?

    Is Russia still around?

    What about music? Specifically classical music. Has music changed a lot? Does classical music still exist?

    What kind of shoes are "fashionable" in the future?

    I had more, but I forgot. I hope it isn't too much of a bother for you to answer. Thank you :)
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:42:46 No.2699252

    You're a slave, though. Your system of paid labor is essentially indentured servitude because the only provided alternative is poverty and suffering.

    We may have exchanged some of our informational freedom for increased physical freedom, but it's not as if one kind is any more definitive than the other. We have greater freedom in some ways and less in others, not less overall, and I don't appreciate the implication.
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)19:42:58 No.2699255
    whoa, the title of the thread flew over my head until just now

    Of ships and shoes and ceiling wax, of cabbages and kings. and why the sea is boiling hot. And why pigs have wings.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)19:43:30 No.2699260
    "A man chooses, a slave obeys." is screamed at you by the character technically your father as you beat him to death with a golf club in the game Bioshock.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:44:42 No.2699278
    There's something called Self-employment.

    You can also go back to the field and grow your own stuff, and become independent from society.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:45:40 No.2699289
    Except you have to purchase that land somehow, or it's entirely illegal.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:45:46 No.2699291
    Oh, I never played that, I don't even own a recent console.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:46:38 No.2699298

    Handwriting is an option for implants and obviously panels. But you don't like, crawl across the room and put a little stick up against the panel and drag it. The art/memo applications that came with mine require AP optics, like my apple ones only transparent so it can overlay 3D imagery onto what you're seeing. It syncs with an app on the panel so that you see a desk and paper that appear within reach, and when you grasp the quill, your hand doesn't 'overlap' it because those parts are being filled in by the AR headset. Lots of apps use this method, it lets you "hold" things without your hand visibly overlapping them. Guns, swords, and the other obvious game app stuff as well.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:46:42 No.2699302
    Oh, skipped that part... You're right, we're fucked.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:47:14 No.2699313
    How does it feel, Yankees, to have socialism in this man's future?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:48:17 No.2699331
    It feels Red. Very fucking red.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)19:49:37 No.2699347
    I have a very important question. What ever happened to World of Warcraft? What year did it finally die? Or is it... *shudder* still around? For that matter what of Activision/Vivendi? Or EA?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:49:40 No.2699348
    Alex B.,

    Is marijuana legal in Lunarhab?
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)19:50:15 No.2699356
    Not everyone in this system is a low-brow laborer. I am an investor, so I don't have to toil to stay alive. As my financial base grows and my assets diversify I'll have to work less and less.
    It's not the guaranteed ease of your world but anyone will intelligence and cunning can make it in this one if determined. In return, I am the sole owner of my power. No institution can tell me what I will and will not know. I am free to choose my own path, and though my obstacles are greater, so is my glory.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:51:31 No.2699378
    You're chained to global economy. Enjoy your depression.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:51:43 No.2699380

    The stipend economy was widely accused of being thinly veiled communism by the remainder of the republican party in postwar America. And I guess it was, but when paired with autolabor it becomes a natural outgrowth of capitalism.

    Capitalism as a means of exchange works best when people spend, when money changes hands and people create so that they may earn. How can this system work when so few have money to spend and when there are so many inhibitions against it? A society benefits most from capitalistic exchange when everyone has money and is able to spend freely.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:51:46 No.2699381
    Pretty much.
    Futureguy, you should look up Bioshock and its sequel, Sea of Dreams in your time and maybe try playing them.

    Just to let you know, though, the original game is basically a huge commentary on "Atlas Shrugged" by Ann Rynd.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)19:52:22 No.2699393
    Ok so your future is full of easy going no working types? What of a man like me? I have a physically intense job and i love it. I love to work hard, sweat, and feel like I accomplished something with the work of my hands at the end of the day.

    tl;dr is physical labor still an option?
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)19:52:57 No.2699400
    I wish you all the best too, friend. While stocks are mostly down several investment avenues remain open to me, and profitable.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)19:53:00 No.2699403
    Part of me thinks that Ayn Rand is forgotten about in his future

    I wish people would forget about her now :(
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:53:19 No.2699409
    Stipend sounds like ancient Rome... but machines do the work in stead of slaves.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:53:32 No.2699411

    In what form? Hex and most other bevs have THC as their active ingredient.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:53:52 No.2699413
    Have scientific advances led to any new perspectives on previously inexplicable events (e.g. JFK's assassination)?

    Also, do books still exist? Or have they been replaced with a more direct means of knowledge transferral? If they're still around, could you possibly provide us with a snippet of one of the more popular ones of the day, or would the writing style be completely unintelligible to us?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:55:00 No.2699426
    Cannabis sativa cigarrettes.... legal?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:55:12 No.2699430
    I asked about JFK last night, but I didn't get a direct answer on the matter.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)19:55:30 No.2699435
    in the future everything is written like house of leaves

    (would kill myself if this were true)
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:55:32 No.2699436
    Hey, OP, what is the secret of the Monkey Island?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:55:33 No.2699437

    That's how most historians describe it anyway, although in gentler terminology as nobody really wants to be told that they effectively live in a slave state.

    I've heard it called "capitalism with training wheels". It's still in place as a system of production/exchange, but it literally can't become unbalanced or collapse because there's a constant influx of goods and currency no matter what anyone does. /v/ might say "capitalism with cheat codes". :P
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:56:14 No.2699446
    >What's the world population in your time?
    >What's the world population in your time?
    >What's the world population in your time?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:57:13 No.2699457
    Fuck, I said Ann Rynd, didn't I?
    That was pretty retarded of me.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)19:57:37 No.2699460
    Can you explain how shares work? I'm assuming it's not like the shares we have now, since no one would ever be selling, right?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)19:57:43 No.2699461

    I do know that I was looking through news program clips during that asteroid craze, and the JFK docs were the big news item literally a week later. Nothing earth shattering (lol get it)

    You'd probably grasp the basic meaning but I've paraphrased shit from the 40s and 90s for you guys before and it apparently is pretty aggravating to read.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:58:02 No.2699469
    Didn't he say something like 10.6 billion last night?
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)19:58:14 No.2699472
    It's okay nobody should jump on you for misspelling the name of a fascist
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)19:59:32 No.2699484
    I have 99 problems and Moot does not appear to be included in said list
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:01:11 No.2699505
    I'm actually really intrigued; if you don't mind, I'd like to read. (Or if you can send it in a file that a 2008 computer can read, that would be nice too.)

    Also, latefag is late, but can anyone tell me exactly when this guy is from?
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)20:01:25 No.2699508
    i require the fate of WoW! I must tell /v/!
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:01:33 No.2699509

    Sure, although you have to be on the right metab perscription so you don't develop cancer or something. Some brands come with the tabs right in the case. I've tried smoking, as I recall I didn't care for it.


    Estimated to be 10.2 billion including outsiders, roughly 500k currently operating habs. The demo breakdown says .02% are lunarans, 1.6% are helenes and there are only a few thousand martians total and most of the time they're all in marshab.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)20:01:45 No.2699512
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:03:28 No.2699526
    0.02% lunarans... aren't you a lucky guy?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:04:30 No.2699542

    Is Mars being terraformed?

    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:06:11 No.2699560

    Not really, it's seasonal. Lunarans come down here in droves during the winter. They're adapted to colder temperatures so that less power has to be spent on heating, and even so they have to wear coldsuits (with the silly looking hoods) plus breathers with chilled air when they're outside. And that's in Cali, where I used to be able to comfortably go for walks in the winter without a coldsuit provided I spent most of my time in the shade.
    >> XBAX !!rgEcJKbT6SB 01/08/09(Thu)20:08:11 No.2699577
    so why dont you ever use a new picture? also is .jpg still a pretty standard file format in 2096?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:08:13 No.2699578
    Wait what are lunarans and helenes?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:08:39 No.2699586

    There's a project underway right now where they seal off lava tubes and pressurize them. They've imported soil and seeds, and there's proper hydroponic light as well. I think I mentioned how expensive fruit or veggies are up here and how shitty the selection is and it should be obvious why, and Marshab has the same issue so presumably they're planning on growing crops in there to bring down the prices.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:09:04 No.2699590
    Zombies and Faggots.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)20:09:05 No.2699591
    An answer would be appreciated.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:10:07 No.2699603
    Reprogenetically altered humans.
    Lunarans are specifically altered to be very adapted to life on the moon, while Helenes are essentially aesthetic alterations and shimmering gold skin.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:10:22 No.2699608
    Does anyone have a link to old conversations? I'd kinda like to catch up on this.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:10:29 No.2699611

    Well before I upgraded my account I was on a single stream and it took a long-ass time to preview images on google image search. See, the upload is barely enough for text, but if you find an image you like and tag it for the stream monitors they can attach it to your messages.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:10:36 No.2699614

    So how does most of the population of the world live like it does?

    I mean, fuck. We consider ourselves over populated, and we're able to live outside if we need to.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:10:50 No.2699619
    look them up at the archive.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)20:11:25 No.2699626
    How long is a trip to Mars? You say they ship supplies there so it must be less than the 6 month trip we're capable of now
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:12:06 No.2699641
    >it took a long-ass time to preview images
    >long-ass time
    >long ass-time

    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:12:09 No.2699642
    /r/ all the previous threads.

    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:12:49 No.2699652
    Not an important question, but you mentioned last time that people remain creative by making all sorts of goods. What are common materials used? For example, in our age natural wood, plastics, and metals (steel, copper, iron) are most common.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:16:55 No.2699697

    Pretty soon you're going to start to hear the term "garaunteed basic income" floating around and economists will start putting out books focusing on the stipend economy in Alaska, which I think was implemented before you were born although they may not use that term yet.

    Anyhow, the original Garaunteed Basic Income legislation affirmed that the citizens of each state collectively own its natural resources, and as a result corporations which exploit those resources pay a pretty hefty tax that is then redistributed back to the citizens of that state in the form of a monthly stipend.

    Yes this is pretty blatantly socialistic and the complaints against it coming from conservative politicians and corporations continue to intensify until Google and Virgin award grants to Kiva to develop the first experimental autolabor facilities which are everything from farms and manufacturing to fish hatcheries and so on, but automated and powered by renewables. A wide variety of robots in all shapes and sized labor 24/7 and charge themselves when necessary (until MRC comes along) essentially producing high quality goods with nothing in the way of overhead costs beyond the land rights and the initial cost of the hardware.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:20:32 No.2699723
    Alex, would it be appropriate to call reprogenetic humans "sub-classes" of humans; or would that be incredibly offensive to Lunarans and Martians (lol nobody cares about Helenes)?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:21:06 No.2699728
    Oh, and I should also mention fabrics such as wool, cotton, polyester, and rayon.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:21:46 No.2699739
    Perhaps races?
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)20:22:03 No.2699741
    When does this happen, year wise

    is it post-war
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:22:51 No.2699749
    are there homosexuals in the future?
    what is the legal age for sex?
    >> Continued Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:23:54 No.2699759

    Priovate ownership of autolabor would condemn 99% of America to living in poverty, but the initial concept behind it included provisions for that. Legislation was passed asserting that the laws which formerly entitled citizens to collective ownership of their states natural resources now entitled citizens to a share of robot labor proportional to the number of labor shares they own in the company. A hard limit was put on share ownership (four) for the first several years so that no one wealthy individual could exploit the system by snatching up shares. Anyone independently wealthy bought into autolabor/solar electrolysis plants as that seemed to be the shape of things to come.

    The result was that the wealthy got wealthier, but that the rest of America congealed into a single massive upper-middle class. While there's a little bit of upward mobility, shares are prohibitively expensive which kind of inhibits that. Really, the 'funny money' paid out in stipend form is just a means of rationing, to prevent people from consuming too much, too fast and overwhelming the autolabor or rendering the system unsustainable.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)20:26:43 No.2699783
    I understand that, what I'm asking is sort of specific. The shares themselves, is there a limitless number of them? You mentioned you could buy more, I was asking how that works. Are you paying to expand the autolabor facility thereby physically creating more production that you then own, or is it just an artificial figure designed to give you the impression you can move up in the world?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:26:45 No.2699784
    Quick wikinet search for you: What's the largest confirmed prime number in 2096?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:29:22 No.2699806

    The page says the first rudimentary autolabor system development began in 2003, I think I already mentioned the corporation responsible. They only get around to building proper compounds when the autolabor concept is popularized and taken seriously. I think the first compounds show up sometime in the 40s.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)20:30:46 No.2699817
    Well, I think I can implement it on a food-growing basis.
    brb, patent office.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:32:15 No.2699828

    It's a means of rationing. It's not that new autolabor facilities are created, it's that the supply actually outstrips the demand by quite a bit. The surplus is sold overseas. When you buy new shares you're just increasing your proportional share of autolabor so I guess in the abstract, before you were benefiting from the labor of 2.3 robots, and now you're benefiting from the labor of 5.8 robots, that sort of thing. In a representative sense though, like how your paper money in theory is backed up in gold bricks.
    >> Vladimir !Putin706F6 01/08/09(Thu)20:33:16 No.2699841
    Would someone be so kind as to archive this thread when it reaches its conclusion. I'm going to work on putting together a complete set of Futureguy's journal entries and Q&A session thingies. I've got all of the other threads, and this one has good questions and answers too. Thanks.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:33:45 No.2699844

    You may wanna hurry.

    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)20:33:57 No.2699845
    That makes perfect sense, thank you.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:34:46 No.2699851
    Does anyone have all the old FutureGuy threads archived?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:34:58 No.2699853

    Of course there are although it's really the parents' choice. Consent at puberty, although I've mentioned this in the past and it seemed to horrify people.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)20:36:40 No.2699872
    The US hasn't been on a gold standard since the depresison future bro
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:37:02 No.2699877
    I'd be shocked if it hasn't already been asked, but it hasn't been in this thread or any of the ones I've read, so tell me. How common is armed conflict of any kind in the future? Have there been any full scale wars since our time? Anything big on the horizon? Something we'll see in our lifetime?
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)20:37:10 No.2699879
    In that case, fuck profits. I'm going to organize an open source project.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:37:22 No.2699881

    Please censor my name out of them as I don't want people going out and harassing my grandparents. I know they're a different version of my grandparents but I still don't like the idea.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:38:23 No.2699890

    Civil war with the CNPA chridoms, brief war between Israel and Pakistan and almost a war with China over Australia's early implementation of autolabor.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:39:05 No.2699897

    taking it even further, the joke might have something to do with the notion in 1st world countries about the "magical savage" who has all sorts of obscure, rootsy wisdom that we civilized people lost, what with our horrible machines and vaccinations. The reader initially thinks this tiny old man will somehow shame the guards (who represent the reader) with his knowledge or tricky wordplay and instead, he's just a crazy corporphiliac who likes toilets.
    >> Vladimir !Putin706F6 01/08/09(Thu)20:39:06 No.2699898
    I didn't realise you'd used your real name. Is it okay if I just refer to you as "Futureguy" or something?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:39:37 No.2699901

    Just use my first name, that'll be fine. Or Alex B.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:40:01 No.2699906
    This is the first troll who seems to have his shit together.

    If nothing else, Futureguy has the basis for an awesome sci/fi novel.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:40:53 No.2699913
    Civil war? Brief war? Are these full scale wars? Something along the line of total war? Or small localized things? And to be honest, that seems shocking, that few in 90 something years?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:40:56 No.2699915

    Haha that makes more sense, a noble savage sort of deal. You're probably right, I overanalyze stuff a lot.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:41:40 No.2699921
    So, have you got camp humor in the future? Camp's basically something so bad it's funny, for example movies with laughably bad storylines, acting, sets or such.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:41:57 No.2699923
    You propose the bathroom spycam to Siane yet?
    And speaking of proposals, are you thinking at all about marrying her?
    >> Vladimir !Putin706F6 01/08/09(Thu)20:42:16 No.2699924
    Okay, cool beans. Will you be coming back again? I really enjoy your threads. They're some of the few things that have cheered me up lately.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:42:49 No.2699930

    The civil war is called that but I wouldn't compare it to World War 2 or anything as it lasts a whopping ten months. That's what you get when your soldiers are disorganized idiot kids. Aside from the stolen toxo that was probably the biggest tragedy of the war, that most of the CNPA casualties were redshirts, not the people responsible for training them up.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:44:50 No.2699944
    What happened to the religious folk who looked at the CNPA and said, "Alright, these guys are nuts." Were they too frowned upon, or did people try to accept peaceful religions in their society?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:45:05 No.2699947
    10 months? Kids? Doesn't really seem to be much of a war at all. More of a civil uprising. But no wars even in Africa or the former soviet bloc?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:46:03 No.2699957
    This is cool and all, but every time I see "redshirt" I think of Star Trek. Ugh.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:46:22 No.2699963

    That was a joke, although I probably will try to talk her into sticking a few outsider the door to her apartment at least.

    And yes, I'm too far in to leave now. I owe this job to her dad's generosity and I've moved my entire life to lunarhab. If I blew through an entire paycheck plus stipend I could make it back home with empty pockets, but the reality of it is that I've made my bed and now I'm gonna sleep in it.

    I couldn't be happier, though. It doesn't scare mebecause this is exactly what I want, so chaining myself to it just makes me feel more secure instead of trapped. I went through that with Eric already who will probably never get married or even know what it's like to want to.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:47:29 No.2699975
    Don't tell /k/, they'll be crying some manly tears. Are bullpups phased in and traditional rifles phased out? Is clip added to the dictionary as a substitute for magazine?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:48:16 No.2699984
    What about languages? I see you type in English. Has it become the world language yet? Or do you have so sort of amazing translation program?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:48:32 No.2699989

    I dunno, world history was in formative ed. I'm in cumulative ed now and the last history class I had was History of American Economics, it was pretty narrow in focus. I am a bit of a history nerd but I'm afraid mainly with regards to America.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:50:51 No.2700021

    Dunno what a bullpup is. The rifles that they phased out when LIPC and CMB arms were standardized were some kind of goofy camo wide-barrelled guns, they shot ballistic projectiles that would carry different payloads for different situations. LIPC originally went into common use as an underbarrel attachment for it.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:51:16 No.2700023
    Well if it's not common knowledge, then there couldn't have been anything big. (I'm trusting in your education here, futurefag.)
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:52:29 No.2700036
    LIPC? CMB? Underbarrel attachment? Masterkey 3000?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:52:56 No.2700041

    No there's still a variety of languages, although signs are multilingual by law.

    I have been ETP posting for a long time and initially I just paid attention and tried to emulate other people. When I'd get laughed at for saying something weird I'd learn from it, go elsewhere and keep trying. I cheat a little though, I have a site open with a list of period slang arranged by topic.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:53:35 No.2700042
    You didn't answer this.
    Basically you can recognize a bullpup from that the magazine is behind the trigger.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)20:54:27 No.2700051
    Well then, you'll have to give some updates as you get around to proposing. And let us know what weddings are like, I'm sure they've changed a lot since our time.
    >> supershinylovesock !!Wbh7XSGs4hK 01/08/09(Thu)20:56:22 No.2700072
    Martians either. They're nasty.

    Alex, what places should I avoid during the civil war?
    >> Yudayajin !!T2ZwwP+flEg 01/08/09(Thu)20:56:58 No.2700077
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    Sup future.
    I can't think of any jokes... sorry. Well, except this picture, it's funny...

    And the KKK is like your CNPA radicalists, if you don't know em.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)20:57:41 No.2700085

    LIPC is also called electrolaser, I forget exactly what the acronym stands for. The attachment one was in a paleo docu and it would shoot these two ultraviolet lasers at a target and they work sort of like wires, and form a circuit so you can electrocute someone from a distance. The modern ones have only a single beam though, they don't make a circuit (as that's dangerous, soldiers had to wear grounded soles so it wouldn't arc back to 'em) but instead the best I can explain is that it builds up an electrical imbalance and then equalizes it with the target all at once over the beam, same as a lightning bolt. Makes a loud snapping/popping noise.

    CMB stands of coherent microwave beam, big boxy rifle looking things with a focusing tube at the end. There's a parabolic dish inside that focuses the microwaves from the thing that generates em into a beam that can be focused to a point at whatever distance you want, or automatically by using the built in laser rangefinder.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:01:42 No.2700129

    Boston and dallas due to toxo, and Texas due to great, rippling oceans of red shirted invalids.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:04:31 No.2700150
    >They're adapted to colder temperatures so that less power has to be spent on heating
    The lunar surface temperature fluctuates between 100 degrees Celsius and -150 degrees Celsius. Are you sure your science is up to snuff?
    >> supershinylovesock !!Wbh7XSGs4hK 01/08/09(Thu)21:04:50 No.2700153
    What is a redshirt? What prompts the civil war? I know Jesus is involved but it's between two groups of christians from what I understand. Please clarify.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:11:54 No.2700215

    Pretty sure. Lots of resorts are on the sunny side but the hab rides the border, so as to save on energy that would otherwise be used regulating temperature. I can pull up a map and tell me exactly where I am if you like.


    No no, it's between the CNPA and the US government. The Christian Nationalist Party of America is a political party formed by a whole load of individual Christian Nationalist orgs like The Family, Focus on the Family, Christian Coalition of America, Joels Army, BattleCry, even what remains of the Moral Majority by that point.

    Redshirts are the militant youth wing that was originally part of BattleCry, it expanded greatly when BattleCry absorbed Joels Army after the death of their founder. They're usually southern kids 18-25 in a red shirt (the first ones had the battle cry logo or a black flame, the formalized ones were button-ups with breast pockets with a cross over the heart) black pants, and a saber belt.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:14:56 No.2700248
    What does a gay cow eat?

    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)21:15:55 No.2700259
    I like how you make a gay joke as I'm listening to house music and am thinking mostly in rainbows. Then again, I guess that's less gay than it is superfabulous.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:16:46 No.2700264

    Hah! Okay so the extended vowel sound would make it sound effeminate? That's kinda wrong but I get it. Here's another one you guys:

    A cumulative ed class from lunarhab was on Earth touring the swampland around Richmond when to the delight of their teacher, an outsider caravan appeared to sell their goods. Eager to expose her students to the full range of Earth culture, she instructed them all to buy whatever seemed interesting and to research its significance over the following week. With everyone busy rifling through the piles, she began to pore over some of it herself in hopes of finding some books on philosophy. Luck was on her side as she stumbled across a well preserved prewar Bible. She turned it over a few times in her hands, opened it and blew the dust from between the pages. Suddenly one of the outsiders ran up and snatched it from her hands, an upset look on his face. "T'snot for sale. Not t'you anyhows."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:18:54 No.2700283

    Cows don't eat hay, though.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:19:09 No.2700287
    Her spirits fell. "But why not? I'll give you $800 for it!" He solemnly refused, and proudly quoted the scriptures, "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces." She rubbed her chin thoughtfully, and replied "Thank you for the sagely warning. I had no idea I was putting my students in danger."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:19:09 No.2700288

    Rainbows are not gay. I will stamp out this bullshit misconception.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:21:23 No.2700310

    Well, pretend like I said horses then. I'm not a farmer, god dammit.
    >> Yudayajin !!T2ZwwP+flEg 01/08/09(Thu)21:21:25 No.2700311
    nice one, that made me chuckle.
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)21:22:28 No.2700322
    Sure, why not. Have at it, astroboy!
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:26:32 No.2700371
    Are Helenes descended from Greeks or something?

    What? I'm greek. I'd like to know. :\
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:30:41 No.2700407
    Hey Futureguy.

    /v/ related question here

    What's the next Metroid game after Fusion and can you tell me anything about it?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:31:22 No.2700414

    What? Anyway I'm in southern Tranquilitatis, west of mount Secchi.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:32:52 No.2700425

    Reportedly inspired by Greek artwork and ideals of beauty.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)21:33:56 No.2700435
    Ok, I'm making a mock-up now of an auto-labor rig, could you look up some schematics of the original autolabor plants and tell me if I'm in the ballpark. A greenhouse outfitted with a multi-headed cartesian coordinate robot. The greenhouse is water tight and built with a trough for the soil and a hydraulic "teeth" that can be pushed back and forth to till the soil.
    The robot plants the seeds, and waters the plants (deep root watering, I'm imaging a "cage" of tubes that sinks into the soil, starts watering, and continues as it pulls out.) and eventually harvests. As much of the plant waste material (leaves, stems, etc.) as possible is kept. I'd like to see it processed and kept wet until it decomposed, but that might be too advanced. What I notice is it would need periodic refreshing of the water, and it might take up more energy than the renewables could provide.
    I'm planning on plastering this to the emails of every ceo I can think of. If the idea gets out there I can imagine it very quickly ending in a stipend economy. Or it could all go horribly awry.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)21:34:25 No.2700441
    Is Wal-Mart as a corporation dead in your time? The Walstons seem like they'd side with the Chri-Doms, so
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:36:23 No.2700463

    Sounds pretty similar to the modern ones although the early ones were literally just ordinary farms with autonomous versions of existing farm equiptment plus general purpose robots. Specialized robots turned out to be considerably more efficient though.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:37:41 No.2700475

    No they're still around, but partially owned by Time Warner and a merger is expected.
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)21:38:31 No.2700487
    Or you could wind up like every other person with a half-baked idea and be nearly completely unable to engineer or implement it in any capacity.

    Do you have an engineering education?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:39:28 No.2700496
    What do these use as a power source? They sound like things that would be terribly expensive to produce, are they really that more efficient than our current day issue rifles?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:42:38 No.2700521
    And are they capable of sustained fire? How long can this lightning be kept up for? Do they run into maintenance issues like overheating? These don't sound like the kind of things that a soldier could easily repair in the field.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:43:40 No.2700527

    They actually use typical Lithium Ion batteries initially. The thing to remember about LIPC is that they don't draw directly from the battery, they step up and store the charge in a series of capacitors. The capacitors all discharge when you pull the trigger. There's a 'reloading' period but when the light's green you can fire again.

    The new ones are all EESU, no reloading period.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:45:13 No.2700541
    What kind of a lifespan do your future batteries have? Are these batteries easily replaceable?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:45:29 No.2700543

    No sustained fire models exist except for turrets which still fire in rapid bursts (imagine a fast series of loud snaps and blue flashes)

    Modern single-beam EESU models can do rapid bursts but the underbarrel addons and standalone rifles are single shot with a small wait for the capacitors to recharge.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:45:33 No.2700544

    Think you could answer these two?
    That's weddings and if it's okay to call Lunarans/Martians/Helenes "sub-groups" of humans.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:48:11 No.2700573

    Lifespan? They don't degrade during charging, assuming you don't damage one it can just keep being used.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:49:28 No.2700585
    >standalone rifles are single shot with a small wait for the capacitors to recharge.
    Are these really superior efficiency-wise to our gas operated rifles?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:50:01 No.2700591

    They're just considered races. Group vacation weddings are typical. Traditional ceremonies can still be had and if you're well connected you can possibly get the hab administrator to officiate it.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:50:29 No.2700598
    So no batteries ever have to be replaced, or anything of the sort? Very low-maintenance?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:50:42 No.2700605

    Not even a little bit, but they're reliably nonlethal. The changeover is due to the carebear legislation.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:51:39 No.2700613

    Nope, and MRC keeps them charged all the time unless you leave the hab.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:52:16 No.2700622
    So are these more of a police-issue kind of thing, rather than military?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:53:50 No.2700640
    What is the hab? You've referred to it several times, my apologies if it's already been explained, but it would help me understand what you're saying better.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:53:51 No.2700641

    Uh, habsec officers don't usually carry arms unless they're gonna be outside that day.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)21:55:01 No.2700653
    Are they just for crowd-control then? When riots break out and the like? Is there a standing army?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:56:29 No.2700667

    Cohab. Consolidated Habitat. Basically one big structure that is multi-zone like a city. Looks pretty similar to photos from inside large malls which makes sense since the first habs were all either business towers, malls or airports. Pretty sure there's a few early habs undergoing conversion in 2009, look for malls that have apartments being integrated into them.
    >> Dome Guy 01/08/09(Thu)21:56:34 No.2700668
    Let me guess.
    Your wedding will be more of the "group vacation" style, right?

    </poking fun at your tendency to splurge money on vacations>
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)21:58:44 No.2700694

    The army is a great deal smaller due mainly to the carebear legislation, mainly hardsuited fieldops and regs that go out with the bots and authorize kills when they spot a target.

    In my entire life I can't recall anyone living in the habs rioting. Not that I've ever heard of.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)21:59:23 No.2700701
    Alright, sounds like a farm run by robots is too conceptual though. I'll toss the idea around, see what floats.

    Always the optimist, aren't we? I have experience modding things to satisfy my steampunk fetish, so I'm good with my hands. I plan to build a very small scale version of this myself. I imagine a proof of concept will make our eco-shiq green movement cream itself.
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)21:59:31 No.2700702
    ahaha oh my god they're using the OICW
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:00:05 No.2700712

    I know and I deserve the prodding, but actually I was thinking a traditional wedding would be nice. Siane in a white gown....
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:01:54 No.2700730
    Then what exactly is the point of these things?
    Not anymore apparently.
    >> Dome Guy 01/08/09(Thu)22:03:28 No.2700749
    >I know and I deserve the prodding
    Just poking fun. Or you can call it being a dick, either one works just as well, honestly. Just know it's intended as joking around and not condescending criticism you'd probably expect from a chri-dom.

    >Siane in a white gown
    Where are the drawfags when you need them?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:03:36 No.2700751

    There's a hundred year old component that makes it feasible though, it's called a sterling engine(sp), some kinda heat powered generator. All the solar dishes and geotherms use them, and they're at the heart of the RSGs that the autolabors run off of while the renewables are being set up.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:05:10 No.2700762

    Terrorism mainly, besides which it's a civil right.
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)22:06:04 No.2700770
    I am about 102% cynical, but that doesn't mean my lack of faith in you isn't genuine. Something like this is way more complex than you could really imagine if you don't attack it from all sides. I'll admit, an automated farm is pretty boss though, I've tossed the idea around myself.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:06:46 No.2700780
    Hey Futurebro, how does it feel knowing that you're talking to a bunch of people who are dead?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:06:47 No.2700781
    >unless they're gonna be outside that day
    Why? What's outside that they don't have to worry about inside that only warrants nonlethal protection?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:07:20 No.2700788
    What about virtual reality? I want to create my own virtual reality scenarios. Dreaming doesn't work well enough.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:08:11 No.2700799

    'Lethal' protection is illegal. Would you kill someone to defend yourself if you could disable them instead? It's pretty cut and dry, no excuse for lethal weapons. At least that's how the courts must've seen it.
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)22:08:33 No.2700803
    What's the worst manmade disaster in history?

    Is it still Chernobyl?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:08:49 No.2700808
    >civil right
    Do you still have the right to bear arms? Does the Constitution still exist as it does today? If so, can you own older rifles like those of our time?
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)22:08:49 No.2700809
    You're right, I probably can't do it myself. Wanna help?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:10:34 No.2700824

    Lol yes, virtual reality, almost as popular as your picture radios! :P

    You can use any pair of optics to view panel apps although most just use panel, and for immersive apps they use panel + AR. I have a pair of Microsoft optics though, I only ever use them for driving, flying, anything first person....they disappeared into Siane's apartment ages ago, I'll probably never get em back. I have an apple pair now but they have worse specs, they're meant for mobile use not immersive app viewing.
    >> Dome Guy 01/08/09(Thu)22:10:50 No.2700826
    I'm guessing the project where we tried to pull shit out of the atmosphere and wound up making global warming worse.
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)22:12:03 No.2700842
    There is no way I would ever get involved in anything with someone from the internet. I was just saying you suck too much to do this, but if you're really dedicated then you should probably talk to one of your professors about it.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:12:07 No.2700843
    Living in America in this day and age, I would kill rather than disable a threat to my life every time. Disabling is much more punishable, as it is seen that if the situation does not warrant killing in self defense, then it does not warrant drawing a weapon in the first place. It doesn't make much sense to me, but there it is.
    Disregard, you got there before me.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:12:51 No.2700850

    To the best of my knowledge it's legal to buy the parts and assemble them. Nobody sells prebuilt ballistic weapons or ammo. I like some of the designs but it's a huge hassle to clear the regs for legal gun collection, you get an awful lot of extra special attention from stream monitors anyway.
    >> Emetus Mantil !eLpPv1Lb5U 01/08/09(Thu)22:13:32 No.2700856
    You talk a lot about life on the moon and in the habs, but not a whole lot about what life on Earth is like in 2096.

    1. What are the major technological centers on Earth?

    2. What are the major cities?

    3. Is there a global government, continental unions, or some sort of governmental system that is considered different to ours?

    4. Is life on the surface much different from that in the habs?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:14:03 No.2700860

    Rapid Warming Effect.


    Do you enjoy the thought of taking someone's life?
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)22:15:24 No.2700873

    Wait yo mean the charged upper atmosphere that tesla tried?

    Sorry if I'm asking to much, but what happened to global warming.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:16:18 No.2700883
    Well, they are pretty simple to make on your own even now, so I have no doubt that you build one yourself with a firm understanding of how they work. I mean even bullets, just get a shitload of matches, some brass, and the actual bullets.

    Still curious about this.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:16:26 No.2700885
    What regulations are there are on "time traveling"?

    Also, since you can go into the past, can you go into the future?

    Furthermore, can people physically go back in time?
    >> Pizza !rWNBkCs4.2 01/08/09(Thu)22:16:26 No.2700886

    Rapid warming effect?

    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:17:51 No.2700900
    Probably Global Warming.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:18:25 No.2700906

    1. Most of the cutting edge stuff is done in science orbitals or on the moon because of the EMC2 and VPD reactors.

    2. The only traditional open air cities are in the northern reaches. Go south and it's too hot, plus if you're near the coast there's the H2S gas issue.

    3. Most governments exist as a sort of visible safeguard against corps simply voiding all shares and asserting private ownership of autolabor.

    4. Presumably. The only people with the money to live up north are upper management types.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:19:48 No.2700917
    Sounds like the ecosystem in the ocean has been utterly destroyed in the name of human progress.

    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)22:20:21 No.2700919
    That's a shame. Regardless of the veracity of this whole future thing autolabor really could revolutionize the world. I plan to base this off of the reprap project though. So I don't have to design my own robot, just build it. Maybe it'll grow herbs or some shit.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:21:08 No.2700921

    RWE was the unexpected outcome of the turnin point measures, intended to counteract global warming. One of them involved cleaning particulate matter out of the upper atmosphere. As it turns out we needed that shit, it blocks a significant amount of sunlight. Global warming accelerated considerably although it's supposed to plateau within the next century depending on who you believe. The oceans fart out H2S gas also, and coastal habs are typically surrounded with scrubber towers to compensate.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:21:33 No.2700923
    >Do you enjoy the thought of taking someone's life?
    Not particularly, but I would not hesitate if thought that my loved ones or I were in danger. I am not a rich man, if I a man broke into my house with a gun, and if he perhaps fainted after I shot him the leg, and was therefore incapacitated, I would pay. He could sue and cripple me financially so that I would simply not be able to provide for my family.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:22:14 No.2700933
    So you're planning on re-designing a 3D printer to grow plants? I'm not sure if I entirely understand your aim there.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:22:19 No.2700934
    Rene Descartes walks into a bar and sits down. The bartender asks if he'd like a drink. He says, "I think not!" and disappears.
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)22:22:34 No.2700936
    Well, yes, but like I said, I study AI. That sort of thing is best applied to real-world situations like, well, farming. Granted, you *could* make the hardware dumb and assume that everything is going to be where a given vehicle thinks it is...but that's no fun. Ultimately, the question is: would such a system need to be in a controlled environment in order to reduce variables and ensure a consistent product, or could it be out in the open?

    Also, I want more algal energy, jerks. :(
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:24:07 No.2700947

    It's not as bad as you probably expect. You'd be surprised at the biodiversity, courtesy of repro. Saves our bacon in a bunch of ways come to think of it.
    >> Emetus Mantil !eLpPv1Lb5U 01/08/09(Thu)22:25:11 No.2700961

    I assume that by this point, oceanic pollution has become pretty bad as to produce a great quantity of excess H2S, caused by the blooming of certain bacterias in the oxygen-deprived, warmed oceans. Right?

    Sounds like you're missing out on some good Earth living. I actually live in the north, in Rhode Island specifically. And yeah, life is good here.

    But at the same time it also kind of sucks that you've all kind of left all the people on Earth in the dust, y'know?

    How bad of shape is the Earth in anyways?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:25:50 No.2700962
    Got anything on this?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:26:03 No.2700967

    You're putting your financial wellbeing over the life of another human being. Which doesn't surprise me given your economic system but still, that's pretty regressive.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:27:45 No.2700984
    What is the current average lifespan in the United States?

    Do people discard their humanity to avoid dying, as in becoming robotic?

    Or, has nanotechnology allowed humans to achieve far longer life spans.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:27:49 No.2700986

    Answered that already. Outsiders, that's what's outside. Not so much at the coast for obvious reasons although even in Cali there were quite a few who hung out anywhere there were scrubbers.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:31:33 No.2701015
    The thief is putting the financial well-being of others under his own, however.

    Simply put, he values himself so much he's willing to steal from others just to advance himself. Oftentimes, such thieves won't even have jobs.

    So it's basically killing an invalid that both tried to kill (or hurt) you (or you and your family) as well as steal your stipend (which wasn't given freely by a corp, but something they had to work for.)
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)22:31:51 No.2701020
    Weeds, I'd think. Though maybe not, I have to research this. And I'm not an engineer, just a talented amateur. I'd pretty much *have* to build it assuming everything is going to be predictably there. Otherwise we get too deep into the realm of software and too training and knowledge intensive for me to pick it up in a week of trial and error. I'm really just trying to make a proof of concept though, no reason to make a finished product.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:31:54 No.2701022
    My financial well being is my survival. Anyways, the situation I described is very unlikely, if a man came into my house with a gun and I shot him in the leg, he would doubtless repay my kindness with a few to the chest.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:32:30 No.2701029

    1. No, that's not possible. I mean in theory you could grow a human brain around a wetbot electrode lattice and stick it in a MyGirlfriend or something but of course that's illegal. If you're already born, your only options along those lines are implants, which a lot of fetishists go way overboard with.

    2. Depending on the condition, nanoscale machines are used, but they cannot self replicate and so they're enormously expensive. They make sure to get them all out of you when they're done, as you can imagine. Average lifespan is 110 for insiders, although in theory with the full suite of implants and life extension treatments you could reach 300. That's if you believe the ads. I guess we'll find out one day how optimistic their estimate was.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:33:08 No.2701033
    The Flaming Lips - Zaireeka
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:35:09 No.2701055

    That's still such a caveman mentality, as if his actions somehow make yours justifiable. There's nothing he can do that will make it okay for you to murder. Provided that you have an LIPC sidearm or something similar such that you can reliably disable him in a single shot there's no good reason, none, to resort to murder.
    >> A Noun You'll Miss !!cVgf/U6WfoE 01/08/09(Thu)22:35:40 No.2701059
    Something's been bothering me with Future Guy's threads.

    If you are talking to us in the past, wouldn't there be cases of people from your vast future talking to people in your time.

    Also, MyGirlfriends, when are they commercially available?
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)22:36:36 No.2701068
    >talented amateur

    >I'd pretty much *have* to build it assuming everything is going to be predictably there. Otherwise we get too deep into the realm of software and too training and knowledge intensive for me to pick it up in a week of trial and error.
    Sorry honey, that's not the way the world works.
    >> Dalek 01/08/09(Thu)22:40:33 No.2701099
    Hmm, so Alaska will be the future? Feels good man.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:40:58 No.2701103
    There's a reason this "caveman mentality" exists. My ultimate goal in life is to have a son, and I would gladly step over the bodies of however many people it took if I could guarantee that my family could live out their lives happy and without threat. Have all men in the future become so "civilized" that they would not even fight for their own? And I fail to see how I justified my actions using his, unless you mean because I would assume that a hostile, armed intruder represents a danger to me and mine.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:41:35 No.2701109

    #1. Yes, but I can't tell if they're legit any more than you can tell if I am.

    #2. The wikinet says some company called kokoro dreams makes the first ones in the 30s, they get bought up by dell. MS and Apple are latecomers.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:42:59 No.2701129
    >>2701020 pick it up in a week of trial and error
    I don't think you quite understand how robotics and real-world computer systems work. Have you even worked with a real robot before? You aren't getting anywhere without physical error-checking and adaptive correction measures.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:44:00 No.2701140
    Ok, but with ready availability of non-lethal weapons that are just as effective, your argument is invalid.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:45:11 No.2701152

    If his name is Gregory Mountz, you're gonna have the reddest face in the nursing home.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)22:47:56 No.2701174
    I'll go out on a limb here and assume that you've never been 'jumped'. It's essentially being beaten mercilessly by a group of people. It's not a pretty world. Don't you dare judge us.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:48:18 No.2701183
    The problem is that the availability of nonlethal (EFFECTIVE) weaponry is... well, pretty low right now.

    At least, I'm pretty sure it is. I don't know how easy it is to buy a tazer, compared to a handgun.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:48:50 No.2701191
    But I am arguing for myself in my present time, where there is no non-lethal alternative that is guaranteed. This was a response to you asking if I enjoyed killing people, when I stated that I would rather kill than disable, because I lack any non-lethal solution which be as effective as you have available to you. I was not talking about killing in your time.
    >> A Noun You'll Miss !!cVgf/U6WfoE 01/08/09(Thu)22:50:58 No.2701210
         File :1231473058.jpg-(12 KB, 415x346, Future_Guy.jpg)
    So, provided that this is all true, humanity would be guided by humans from the future... Kind of negates predestiny and all that, but if it insures the progress of humanity, I'm all for it.

    Pic related, it's Future Guy in Star Trek: Enterprise.

    Tells race that he's from the future and proceeds to rape the past(present). An evil version of this Future Guy if you will.

    On an unrelated note, Japan makes the MyGirlfriends? Sweet.

    I tells ya, even if Future is a troll, at least he's a consistent one.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:51:42 No.2701218

    Hey, Future. This is one of the slower nights we've spent together, so I'm gonna jump in and point out two questions that fell between the cracks. If you answered them already, then consider your stream monitors working well.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)22:52:41 No.2701235
    I'm building off of a wealth of knowledge and am unafraid of asking for help and admitting error. Once again, if you're so sure I'll fail, care to lend your expertise? Surely working together, with people that actually KNOW what they're talking about I would succeed?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)22:56:50 No.2701268

    Bunch of different polymers and ceramics, with a variety of nanoscale properties for everything from keeping clothes dry to electrifying the outside surface of a coldsuit. Some clothes use 2D/3D display material and some people have helio patches here and there which are nanostructured panels that create specific freestanding 3D images when light hits 'em.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:59:29 No.2701290

    still wondering :(
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)22:59:34 No.2701293
    You've mentioned the 2D/3D graphic material and the helio patches before, but is the average person able to buy them, program them, and apply them to their goods?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:01:43 No.2701309
    On the note of nonlethal versus lethal weaponry, a direct question to our friend Alex:
    Let's say that for whatever reason, you did not have access to a nonlethal weapon.

    Some crazy bastard has got a lethal weapon pointed at Siane, and your options are either using the weapon (a guaranteed kill) or trying to use the weapon in a way that disables him (not necessarily a guaranteed disable, and he might use his weapon on her).

    This situation is entirely hypothetical, in all likelihood would never happen, and is purely for the sake of speculation.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)23:01:49 No.2701310
    Hey does anything happen to Rachel Maddow?

    she's my favourite newscaster ever and welp
    >> Emetus Mantil !eLpPv1Lb5U 01/08/09(Thu)23:02:51 No.2701320
    You've mentioned Empathetic as one of the main genres of your time. Could you please give a history of the genre, including all major influences, pioneering bands, instuments, etc.?

    Sorry, I'm just really into music.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:04:09 No.2701330

    Yeah obviously, they show up on panel when you're in range of your home net and let's say you had your cam in your pocket, it shows up too. In panel pull some pics out of the camera and drop them to the clothes object and they appear on you as a texture. You can have it automap it to the countours of the garment or maybe arrange a bunch of photos all tiled, whatever. If the material's autostereo then you can use a 3D surface texture like scales or bark or feathers and it looks like that actual material with depth and everything. Anything newer than 2080 has piezo fibers too so you can run your hand across it and it looks like you're ruffling the feathers or whatever scripted interactions it comes with.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:04:50 No.2701336
    Well, for starters, I can tell you that repurposing RepRap for your robotic components is probably not the best idea. You're going to need a lot of extremely specialized heads for a lot of specialized tasks, so it would probably be a better idea to build a system of small, mobile robots with a good data-sharing system instead of one huge robot with a manipulator.

    Since plants don't actually -need- open air to grow, you might want to look into building self-contained vertical stacks of plants and populate them with automated robotic systems. This will save acreage, as every floor you build gives nearly once again as much arable land as the first floor did. Also, since this will be an artificially built, ideally closed system, you can build a fairly sophisticated system without having to engineer around environmental concerns. Plus, since these buildings would have ceilings, you can cheaply add guide wires or grids that your bots can either suspend themselves from (in the case of a fertilizer dispensing bot) or guide themselves by (in the case of a robo tiller).
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:07:18 No.2701358

    Not a music guy but the lead singer of Amette did emp small time before she was picked up.


    Dies december 1st, 2062 of lung cancer.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:09:35 No.2701383
    I'm noticing sort of a A LOT of similarities between FutureGuy's timeline and this online novel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manna_(novel))

    1.) Robots come along and fuck with the economy big time
    2.) In the US this forces the government to build gigantic communal living spaces for those rendered unemployable for mass-produced robotic labor.
    3.) Instead, AUSTRALIA becomes a utopia of sorts by being the first to implement an economy that gives every citizen a cut of the robotic labor (i.e. a "stipend" economy)

    His history is sort of a perfect combination of 1,2 and 3.

    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/08/09(Thu)23:10:51 No.2701402
    I didn't even know she smoked! Oh well, at least she lives well into her 90s. I thought she might have been purged in the civil war or something <3
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:11:18 No.2701407
    Holy shit, a plausible science-fiction novel that attempts to come up with a realistic vision of our future based on current trends matches an account from the future!

    Someone call Clarke!
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:11:24 No.2701409

    Doesn't the guy who started howstuffworks write that? Astroboy mentioned him in a past thread. It's his idea, that and some shit called Project Venus(?).
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:12:18 No.2701421

    The whole "People live in malls" idea is also something I've seen before, I think in an episode of Sliders. Got that show was cash.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:12:54 No.2701425
    Allright- I HAVE to ask

    Can you tell me of any notable art figures in the times following the war? I'm talking about painters or photographers... Did the arts move back to social realism? or did the Post traumatic stress disorder cause another rising of expressionism and dadaism? Who are some notable names?
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)23:13:29 No.2701434
    In before a simple and dismissive explanation of why this isn't the case

    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:14:07 No.2701444

    Brain is one of the minds responsible for popularizing the concept. Someone already mentioned the other group Google dumped money on. Both of them took their inspiration from the Alaskan stipend system.
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)23:14:23 No.2701446
    You aren't going to be a famous artist, sweetcheeks. Keep flipping burgers till you wind up in middle management at some conglomerate.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)23:14:23 No.2701447
    The nail in the coffin would be technology. Unless he pulled his story directly from the book it's most likely a coincidence. Thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters right?
    >> V I P★SUPERSTAR !ULQ2cmaLKU 01/08/09(Thu)23:17:00 No.2701486
    >working together with people that actually KNOW what they're talking about
    >I would succeed
    You certainly have the egocentric attitude of the modern corporate scientist. You'll do fine for yourself.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:17:08 No.2701489
    Hey, Future. My sister is depressed about the state of the planet in 2096. Do you have parks in the CoHabs so our grandkids can play?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:18:01 No.2701501

    No, what I am trying to tell you is that the guy who wrote that is a real engineer. He's serious about the idea. He gets together with an organization pursuing a similar vision and then Google dumps a roto full of cash on them down the road when it turns out the stipend economy doesn't work *without* autolabor.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:18:24 No.2701506

    >>2701383 samefag here.

    yeah damnit I don't know why I try to hurt futureguy when I love him so much...
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:19:56 No.2701527

    Some do. Google one had a rec level with a decent sized park in a sort of four floor hollow area, with apartments going up the sides overlooking it. I had a place along the outer wall though so I didn't have a view.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:21:23 No.2701538
    What kind of appliances do you have in your living space? Do you cook your own food? How?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:22:17 No.2701547
    I have the sneaking suspicion that future guy is posting under at least one other name in this thread to help guide the conversation, or to provide a foil.

    I am going to try to ignore that though.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)23:23:05 No.2701561
    I only said 'I' because obviously no one's stepped in to lend expertise to the situation. Including you prematurely might scare you off. Anyway, I think you're just being snide, which is unfortunate, to each their own though. It was never my intention to insult, only to build.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:23:09 No.2701563

    No go ahead, I've asked people to do their homework a bunch of times. Occasionally someone new to the threads will punch something into google like PRT or EESU or autostereo etc. and find out it's a real technology and come back shouting and pointing fingers, and I'm like "That's right, it's a real technology. That's what I've been telling you."

    It'd be like someone from 1907 calling bullshit on you because they've heard about automobiles and Ford.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:23:46 No.2701568
    Let me guess, could he be. . .

    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:23:47 No.2701570
    To your credit, he still has not mentioned anything about JFK. He said he posted something about it but it must have been too direct an answer. We need to think up a way for him to encrypt a response.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:24:48 No.2701585

    Not planning on being one. I have a number of friends that are in the arts, but I just have a huge interest in art history, if majoring in it would get me anywhere, I would in a heart beat, for now, I'm just settling with slipping in as many classes as I can between my major.

    I was just asking because most drastic art movements happen directly after a war, and a number of very prolific and well known artists come out of it. Most notably the Dadaist after WW1 and the first expressionists during WW2.

    But, future guy, I'm glad to see that creativity and expression is well respected in your time. Here, people that study any form of art are often considered degenerate losers who can't do anything else.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:24:56 No.2701587
    >>yeah damnit I don't know why I try to hurt futureguy when I love him so much...

    There's a fine line between love and hate.
    And I don't mind.
    Just let me say that
    I like that
    I like that
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:26:45 No.2701605

    Well the "kitchen" just has a sink, disposal and the vendor. A vendor is like a big computer controlled refridgerated vending machine that cooks whatever it dispenses before it gives it to you. The meals come in three different portion sizes, there are deserts and beverages as well. All the interesting shit is on the inside but most models hide all of that, all you wind up seeing is what's on your tray when it comes out. It's nothing you'd choose to eat over eating out for instance but during finals in particular I wind up eating nothing but vendor food just because it's fast and easy.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:28:05 No.2701616

    Actually here I did >>2701570

    Don't recall precisely when but I'm 100% certain it all comes out during/after the big media craze over that asteroid.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:28:10 No.2701619
    I suppose you don't have to answer it if you're uncomfortable thinking about it, but you could just say "That's not something I want to think about".
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:29:44 No.2701639
    What's the cooking time on most meals?

    A funny joke from the 1980s movie "Back to the Future II" had them put a small disc into a small oven and press start. After a second or two of bubbling noises, they opened the door of the oven and there was a 12 inch, steaming pizza.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:29:56 No.2701641
    What's not fair?
    A nigger's ass.

    If you know the reference, you win an internet.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:30:04 No.2701643
    Does /r9k/ exist in the future? If not, how did you discover this place and why did you decide to come here and enlighten us?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:31:40 No.2701668
    funny cat pictures
    no shit
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:31:54 No.2701671

    Bunch of people asked this. 2008 is a popular year to post to on account of the historical significance of Obama's election. I found 4chan by asking around to find out where the captioned cat pictures were coming from.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:33:42 No.2701706

    3 minutes or so for anything hot. Some meals have different portions at diff. temperatures so the box gets split along the perforation and different chambers take care of it. Total is always under 5 minutes, that's in the slogan.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:34:29 No.2701720

    When's the asteroid craze?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:34:46 No.2701724
    Sounds like its microwaved.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:35:00 No.2701728
    The funniest thing to me is that we can't dispute the future of something.

    Person: So, I think X would work out well.
    Future: No, man, Y happens to X. It doesn't work.
    Person: But, but...

    But, consider this:
    What if the future didn't turn out well and instead became a dystopia? Perhaps he is just telling us how he would have liked the world to become.

    We are operating under the assumption that he is a "higher being" who would not engage in acts of deceit and is always accurate.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:37:29 No.2701754
    I think he's been on here enough for all of us to consider the options. Everyone still in this thread either A) Believes him or B) Considers this incredibly interesting discussion on future concepts.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:37:55 No.2701760
    how easy is it to get laid in the future?
    what are relations like between sexes?
    how do women reguard sex?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:38:22 No.2701764

    What's significant about it?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:39:00 No.2701771
    As a Star Trek nerd, I must say I lol'd at the fact that most of the casualties in the war are redshirts.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:40:00 No.2701786

    In retrospect the only thing I wish I'd kept from you were some of the journal entries.




    I wanna say late 2020s.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)23:40:38 No.2701794
    So futureguy, After all this time You should be tRusted enOugh By yOur isp That you can say anything you want FOR a fee, right? sorrY my shift kEy is meSsed up

    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:40:43 No.2701795

    Okay, person who may be him and trying to back on track.

    A: Idiots who too easily put faith in something, much like religion.

    B: Yes, but from what he has said, there are seemingly infinite time lines. Therefore, all he his talking about is his time line which means it may have little to no relevance on our own.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:41:12 No.2701802
    are there drug addicts in the future?
    what drugs are most addictive?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:42:44 No.2701817
    Say you wanted to cook a romantic dinner for Siane. How would you go about this? You've already mentioned that you can buy premium food, but you also mentioned the lack of cooking facilities in the kitchen.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:43:48 No.2701833
    I am not from the future, but I did stay at a holiday inn last night.

    But your skepticism prevents you from believing me either way.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:44:12 No.2701836

    I don't know about infinite timelines, the ETP only assures you like a billion times that "changes made to the past take effect at the same rate that time passes as measured by entropic decay". That disclaimer is on like every page.

    Do you mean to tell me you've never had other ETP posters claiming to be from the future? You could be relatively sure they're legit if you can get them to describe the ETP mechanism, if they say they can't they're lying, there's a diagram right on the site.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)23:44:55 No.2701840
    Scepticism is healthy, he just shouldn't fault those of us here for the intellectual stimulation.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:46:31 No.2701859

    Good idea actually. The meat you get at the market comes in a case that keeps it warm as long as it's in range of MRC. It's kind of a "buy everything the same day you intend to eat it" situation. Or you can have it delivered, I don't because I really like the actual act of shopping.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:46:50 No.2701861
    As a historyfag. I'd have to say judging by OP's diction. He's not from from 90 years in future. Look how much our language has changed in the last century. Look at the change of vernacular change in something as recent as the Great Gatsby compared to any modern literature and it is pretty striking. OP needs to try harder.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:47:23 No.2701869
         File :1231476443.jpg-(35 KB, 500x313, Biosphere2_1.jpg)
    Hey, Future Guy...

    I wonder if you guys knew about the biospheres. They were essentially the predecessors of your lunarhabs and the marshabs. The primary purpose of the one in Arizona was to gauge if humanity could have a closed ecosystem artificially sustained on the moon - it was a giant experiment in sustaining an artificial habitat in an inhospitable environment. From what I remember, these experiments didn't pan out too well, though. Just thought you should see it.

    And shame on all us past-guys for forgetting the freakin' biodomes. Shit was HUGE NEWS back when I was a little kid.

    Also, I might work on drawing up a Helene again. Friggin' gold skin all golden and friggin shiny... Hgh.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:47:31 No.2701871

    That Roulund guy from the last thread said he was a skeptic too, which you know, I'm not gonna hold against you because at the very least it means you're not CNPA material.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:48:28 No.2701882
    Dude. Do you honestly think you're the first fucking person to suggest he's not from the future based on how he writes his messages?

    Here's a hint: You're not.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/08/09(Thu)23:49:14 No.2701889
    Cough cough mr. futureman, a man in a book once said ask anonymously and ye shall receive.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:49:24 No.2701893

    The problem is it isn't really "intellectual stimulation", it's more like "I ask questions and then receives answers I think are awesome"

    I think it's closer to "intellectual masturbation" in that regard. Though, masturbation is certainly a form of stimulation.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:50:22 No.2701903
    future fap, future fap, future fap
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/08/09(Thu)23:50:37 No.2701906

    I know about the idea but I don't think that's possible. Habs are big but not big enough to sustain even a few people let alone thousands. They're really fuckin' energy hungry too as I understand it which is why they're covered in solar and turbines.

    You can't pack ten thousand people into a single structure and then expect a few trees and shit to keep them breathing. The fuel and air both come from the soil here, I don't know if that sounds stupid or what, they explained it in the intro app when I was in the PRT from the landing station but I wasn't paying attention.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:50:58 No.2701908
    When this baby hits 88 mph you're gonna see some serious shit!
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:57:59 No.2701966
    what are females like in the future? are they intellectually as capable as men? what about physically?

    what are relationships like between men and women? is there any superiortiy/inferiority complex?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/09(Thu)23:59:51 No.2701981
    is prostitution legal in the future?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:00:04 No.2701984

    By the way in the event that you're the wonderful artist who drew those pictures of Siane and the other lunaran as well as the helene attempt, thank you, it's the most interesting thing I've gotten out of ETP yet. An artists impressions of how I live. That's worth a lot more than I'm paying even.

    A helene would be excellent, although I'm also curious to see your impression of my old hab, or island 8 for that matter.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:00:40 No.2701988
    hey thar futureguy is it legal to punch a girl in the back of the head while boning her from behind
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:01:13 No.2701991
    Is there LSD in the future. If not - have you heard of LSD?

    what about MDMA?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:02:19 No.2702000

    Kinda a disgusting question to ask.


    Yeah, there are two brothels on the ground floor here. Mainly lunarans but also the only helenes I've seen in this place.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:03:29 No.2702011
    please tell me HOW ON EARTH this question is disgusting?

    has feminism gotten so big that its wrong to even acknowledge females and compare them to males in their mental and physical capacities?

    youre telling me the future is more socially fucked than the present?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:03:43 No.2702014

    THC is in lots of bevs, and a few contain mild hallicnogens although they keep you in the bar until you come down for obvious reasons.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:03:53 No.2702016
    >Kinda a disgusting question to ask.
    wut. Not poster of the question, but how is that disgusting?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:04:07 No.2702018
    Okay, I've got a serious question this time, Future Guy. Just how exactly DO you use those three sea shells?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:05:20 No.2702028
    id like to add some attention to this post aswell. something about this ircks me, how are women treated in the future, why must you evade this question.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:05:22 No.2702030

    "Dear 2009, I am from 1920. Do niggers really have smaller brains than whites? Do they commit much crime in your period? How does their appetite for white women compare to say, the mongoloids?"
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/09/09(Fri)00:05:55 No.2702037
    Are there this many people who care that much about drugs? Really?
    You're like the tenth person to ask.
    >> Mesothelioma !vDIdPuWyks 01/09/09(Fri)00:06:06 No.2702038
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:06:15 No.2702040
    so youre saying there is no difference between sexes in the future aside from genitalia?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:06:41 No.2702046
    That is so incredibly accurate to today's racism that coming from a person from the future, that is almost shameful to me.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:06:48 No.2702047
    btw, OP pic source is here: http://www.cgsociety.org/

    I've downloaded that pic before, but I don't remember where on site it is.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:07:20 No.2702053
    how did helen Keller's parents punish her?

    left the plunger in the toilet.
    >> Oedipal Slip !iHb3Rggjo. 01/09/09(Fri)00:07:39 No.2702056
    You think that's an outmoded frame of thought.
    You haven't seen the rest of 4chan have you?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:07:53 No.2702058
    futureguy has only spoken of "THC" which replaces ONE PART of weed, not even the whole experience, and he talks about "other hallucinogens"
    What about
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:07:58 No.2702059
    >Do niggers really have smaller brains than whites?
    No, though there IQ is naturally inferior to that of pretty much ever other race.
    >Do they commit much crime in your period?
    The majority of it.
    >How does their appetite for white women compare to say, the mongoloids?
    They seem to be aware that the best they can do to improve their situation is to get them sum white wimminz, so I've guess they've got a bit of brains.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:08:01 No.2702060


    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:08:46 No.2702065
    ITT futureguy reveals hes arrogant
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:08:58 No.2702069

    It's more your choice of words than what you actually asked. I know you're a product of your time and I probably did overreact. I guess the answer is that obviously the sexes enjoy equal opportunity in all faects of life. I can't really give you a meaningful sense of how romance has changed since it's not something I can determine by watching old apps and such, I'd have to have lived and loved in different time periods to opine on that.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)00:09:46 No.2702074

    1. No, but women have smaller brains than men, on average. However, this is theoretically offset by neurons being packed closer together in women.

    2. Actually...yes they do, but the sciences point more towards social factors than anything genetic.

    3. Who DOESN'T like white women?

    Hi, I'm joining the conversation late. Glad to see you back, FutureBro
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:11:13 No.2702088

    I wasn't actually asking, I was making a point. But I assume you knew that.


    I have, but he seemed sincere about it.


    Sorry, it was just really...it popped out at me. Most of the time on ETP I can take things in period context, but yeah I overreacted.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:11:32 No.2702092
    so in the future women are the same as blacks?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:13:34 No.2702120
    is your evasion of the discussion of intersex relationships because you lack them?
    are there social recluses and virgins in the future?

    does anybody get angry and go on killing sprees in the future?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:13:36 No.2702122
    Are all buildings large enough converted to CoHabs or do small cities continue to operate exposed to the forces of nature?

    Or, I suppose plan C is rebuilding the towns entirely...
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:13:57 No.2702128

    Ugh I was just making a point about how a 1920s person could ask questions indicative of their attitudes that would put you off your shit.

    If anyone really thinks I was asking that sincerely.....

    No cites yet though so evidently the monitors are more forgiving than you guys.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:15:35 No.2702142
    I really to find some of the other threads to talk about this better. I don't see them in the archive. I probably just fail though.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:15:41 No.2702144
    futureman i think you could settle a lot of these angsty virgin questions by answering this.

    in terms of hooking up with a women, how is it done, and does the male or the female usually engage first?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:16:33 No.2702154

    The converted ones are really small and only house a thousand, two thousand tops. Usually it's every building in a city that's spacious enough. Everything else just kinda grows over. The only traditional outdoor cities are in the northern reaches.


    No, I overreacted and I'm sorry for that.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:18:44 No.2702180

    Uh I guess the experience is different for everyone? There's no real assigned...like, either of you might approach the other. I gather that's a "man's job" at the turn of the century which fits with my understanding an every period movie I've seen.

    So if a man just went through life never approaching women he'd die alone? Or would you say that's an exaggeration.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:19:06 No.2702185
    How about we drop it, then?
    Got any questions for us or perhaps future plans you'd like to share/get input on?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:19:39 No.2702190
    I don't doubt the technological change. I really doubt the social change.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:21:00 No.2702203
    hmmm well dying alone is a possibility for anybody no matter how many relationships they have.

    but to put it simply many of us have never approached women, or even HAVE and are twentysomething year old virgins.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:22:02 No.2702215
    I wish the future had "knowledge modules" where you could insert them in yourself and suddenly know all about the subject.

    This stems from being lazy.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)00:22:27 No.2702217

    Of course we know. But you must understand, here at 4chan, we do it for the lulz.

    I've read through the thread so far, and what particularly interests me is this ethic that all human life is precious, which appears to be the case for you in the 2090s.

    Which makes me wonder whether your society recognizes that human misdeeds are a product of their environment, and not of their genetics. If this is the case, how does choice and free will factor into this, especially in law?

    In the current time, our court system recognizes very few mitigating circumstances of social constructions. You may be familiar with Philip Zimbardo's works....he led the Stanford Prison Experiment. He's also written a book which I'm currently reading on how we underestimate the degree to which social factors affect our decisions.

    Has there been any significant legal reform that recognizes social factors in legal cases?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:23:25 No.2702228

    So you'd say that in 2909, gender relations were roughly the same as in 2009? That's not my impression.


    Well someone mentioned it earlier and I almost said something but I didn't want anyone pressuring me. I've got these tickets to the lunar gardens and I keep thinking that a year is a long time to be together and not get married, someone pointed that out and I can't argue with it. It just feels sudden like I'm not ready and my life would completely change.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:23:30 No.2702230
    I kinda got to call bullshit on this one.
    It's hard wired into women to kick back and let a man pursue her. I doubt thousands of years of tradition across culture will change in the next ninety years.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:24:37 No.2702245

    2909 is meant to read 1909 in this post.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:24:51 No.2702247
    Will the T.V. show "Pushing Daisies" ever come back on air?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:25:16 No.2702254
    futureguy, the longer you stay here the shittier the questions are gonna get, because really people here are only concerned about making money or getting laid or something.\


    plus how does i get moonpoon in the future?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:25:34 No.2702257

    It wasn't so long ago for you that women couldn't even vote.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:26:16 No.2702262

    I want art. That has been the most satisfying thing I've gotten out of ETP.

    Draw anything I've talked about. You choose. Surprise me.
    >> J !EM5exyYJvA 01/09/09(Fri)00:26:17 No.2702263
    see anything for a macsween from canada?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:27:22 No.2702285
    So, seriously moon dude, I keep trying to get you to address this, but apparently you don't see subtle quasi-roleplaying.

    What is so wrong with religion? Seriously.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:27:23 No.2702286
    so youre saying gender relations DO CHANGE, please explain how.

    Does rape ever occur in the future? how is it punished?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:27:33 No.2702290
         File :1231478853.jpg-(124 KB, 638x509, 3689_3.jpg)
    Well, Future Dude, I'd love to draw the habs and the Islands or whatever, but there's really not much of a description for them (except you found an octagonal pyramid picture one time, as an example of a hab) and I suck at drawing buildings anyway. There might be a 3D-modeler in here who could take a crack at it, but I'd be pretty bad.

    Women, though? I can draw the ladies all day... Men are a problem because I'm not as practiced with them and they end up looking like girly men.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)00:28:12 No.2702295

    Well, for those of us without artistic qualities/training, what can we do for you, Sahib?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:29:46 No.2702320

    If you're the bank manager, you should probably realize that's not where you'll want to be after the transition to autolabor for obvious reasons.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:31:19 No.2702331
    Do you know about mental disorders? how are they treated in the future? are there insane people around? schizophrenics? autistics?

    also do most women in the future like anal sex?
    >> J !EM5exyYJvA 01/09/09(Fri)00:31:20 No.2702332
    nope.. anything else?

    also, how is crime generally handled?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:31:29 No.2702334

    By all means, draw helenic and lunaran women. Probably better off doing helenes as someone already did two lunarans but it's not as if the world needs more pictures of helenes. Reference for future threads, I guess?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:31:51 No.2702342
    Okay, in Wikipedia, which seems to be similar to your wikinet, chronicles daily events and other stuff.

    Anyway, tell me something major that will happen soon. The current date is January 9 2009. (GMT Time). What is the next event that future considers "of significant importance in history"
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:33:02 No.2702350
    I have a question about the population. How did the number of helenes grow to nearly 200 million so fast?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:33:06 No.2702351

    Psych and metabs, or expulsion from the hab if it's severe enough.


    A few, I'd imagine repro got most of them. There are plenty of metab brands that handle schizophrenia and whatnot. Most opt for the dime so they don't have to remember to take the pills.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:34:35 No.2702366
         File :1231479275.jpg-(44 KB, 367x500, dada.jpg)

    Dada is the future, albeit not 'art'. Also, look into Merzbow if you're -that- interested in current trends.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:35:31 No.2702374

    Not through reproduction although I wouldn't put it past them.

    The helenic repro template, being the first attempt to really produce a distinct race, was jumped on by lots of people just because it was new and exciting. Then after the first gen grew up and you couldn't turn on your panel without seeing some smiling gold kid selling cereal or whatever, everyone wanted gold children.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:35:32 No.2702375
    It's not unnatural to feel like that. In my mind, there's not a whole lot of cases with people getting married after only a year - unless they really feel strongly that it's the right decision.

    Has Siane made any hints or shown that she'd be receptive to the idea?
    And really, it is a big decision. It's not something you should take lightly. I do wish you the best, though.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:36:09 No.2702380
         File :1231479369.jpg-(15 KB, 176x247, dadasmall.jpg)

    And a smaller picture taking in mind your dial-up connection.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)00:37:28 No.2702395

    Just bumping myself.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:38:11 No.2702403
    does Siane like anal play?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:39:10 No.2702408

    She gave up an awful lot to make it work so yeah I'd assume so. She's as clingy and doting as ever. I can't imagine her saying no, that's not what concerns me.

    I don't even have enough shares to my name to cancel out the additional living costs up here. If I got her pregnant, what then? It may surprise you to learn that in 2009, kids still need air.
    >> Emetus Mantil !eLpPv1Lb5U 01/09/09(Fri)00:39:20 No.2702409
         File :1231479560.jpg-(61 KB, 662x409, opticsm00tbl0c.jpg)
    What I think optics would look like :3
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:40:16 No.2702424
    The whole about "sub-races", like the Hellenes and Lunarans and Martians feels contrived to me. It's like something you would see in science fiction, but has no actual bearing in the real world.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:40:37 No.2702428

    ....You know I'm gonna skip past the "ew" and answer this one. I don't know how much you've heard about lunaran anatomy but sufficed to say it wouldn't make much of a difference.
    >> Mr. Konata Izumi (=ω=) !hKVgwdyGeM 01/09/09(Fri)00:40:44 No.2702430

    The future doesn't like religion because religious fucks started a fucking war.

    Saying "I'm religious" in the future is like saying "I'm a Nazi" now.

    Even if you say "I'm religious but I'm not like them," people don't give a shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:41:17 No.2702437
    >> It may surprise you to learn that in 2009, kids still need air.

    Whoops, someone is starting to slip up.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:41:54 No.2702447
    what is the futures opinion on afterlife
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:42:17 No.2702450

    Well, futureman?
    >> Mr. Konata Izumi (=ω=) !hKVgwdyGeM 01/09/09(Fri)00:43:44 No.2702467

    I answered you best as I could, I've been following Alex since he started on /v/.

    I think my post will suffice for his thoughts, unless he'd like to go further.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:44:01 No.2702472

    Hey that looks pretty cool, albeit clunky. The pair I've got is more like a matte white ribbon that arcs in front of the eyes and widens slightly where it passes in front of each eye then tapers back down.

    It appears opaque by the by, if you want AR passthrough it has cameras roughly the same make as the keyhole stickercams built right into the front. Small enough so you can't see them, still just looks like an opaque white band that passes in front of the eyes, from ear to ear.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:44:40 No.2702476
    futureman you do realize that the moment you stop posting here we will assume you were a hoax all along.

    so keep posting.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:46:28 No.2702501
    You mean 2096, but yeah.
    And here's where I reveal I post anonymously, because there's really only one guy who bugs you about money:

    Keep saving your cash. If you get real serious about it, restrict your leisure purchases and gourmet meal purchases and save even more.

    I don't know how much you make a week, and you probably wouldn't be comfortable disclosing that, but since you have such a good job, I wouldn't think it would take terribly long for you to make enough to buy enough shares for some leeway.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:47:38 No.2702517

    Oh, sorry, I completely ignored your posts.

    But the reason I posted wasn't so that he could reiterate his thoughts on religion, I posted because I want to talk to an honest to god atheist.

    Assuming futurebro is real (which is one hell of a long shot), that would make him the perfect person to talk to.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:47:52 No.2702520

    Stupid mootblox caused me lose this. What a bother. I'll just have to type it again.

    >>The future doesn't like religion because religious fucks started a fucking war.

    This has happened countless times. What makes this different from any other time?

    >>Saying "I'm religious" in the future is like saying "I'm a Nazi" now.

    So? There are currently neo-nazis in public office. There was that one from Louisiana about wanting to give poor (black) people $1,000 if they underwent serialization.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:48:49 No.2702530

    It's actually pretty trendy to be religious unless you mean it. Like sincerely believe the supernatural stuff.

    Finding out someone is serious about it is kind of like finding out that guy having a loud conversation in your (train?) isn't really holding a phone.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:49:43 No.2702542

    hurh, serialization = sterilization.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)00:50:00 No.2702544

    You'll find atheists here on /r9k. Or are true atheists only from the future?
    >> Mr. Konata Izumi (=ω=) !hKVgwdyGeM 01/09/09(Fri)00:50:04 No.2702545

    See though, he's said he's not really atheist. No one really is atheist. It's just that the concept of religion doesn't exist in the future.

    Sure, there are fad religions, but nothing really serious. I believe Futureguy said he was in a fad religion once.

    Someone called themselves atheist, and he said that it was like someone calling themselves an abolitionist in our time - technically, we're all abolitionist, aren't we?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:50:51 No.2702552

    Homophone Fail.

    Way to invalidate your point.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:51:43 No.2702559

    That isn't much different than how it currently is. At least that's how I see it.
    >> Mr. Konata Izumi (=ω=) !hKVgwdyGeM 01/09/09(Fri)00:52:38 No.2702565

    >>What makes this any different...

    Because it happened in Amurricka with a religion people think is relatively sane.

    When it happens nowadays, people are like "Crazy radical muslims!" It's nothing shocking. But when presumably normal Christians start releasing biotoxins in major American cities, that's when people start realizing that yes, religion is fucked up in general.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:53:48 No.2702574

    Back in Cali I was making $7800 a month. Now thanks to Harlan I'm making just over $11,000. A share averages about $240 in proper dollars which is like $96,000 in stipend 'monopoly money'.

    Before you get excited, realize most of that goes towards keeping me in an apartment, food, water and air. A single stream ETP connection is $1097 but when you go premium an do parallel streams there's a huge discount on them so I pay about $3,400 monthly for ETP at this point.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)00:54:22 No.2702580

    >No one really is atheist.

    You may want to clarify this, otherwise RAGE may be headed your way.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:55:27 No.2702594

    They won't. The purpose of religion is to help eliminate existential crises. The majority of people need to believe in a cause more powerful than themselves. Granted, in the U.S. religion (as a true belief) is being replaced with consumerism.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:56:44 No.2702609

    Your expenses are pointless unless you have converted to roughly 2009 dollars.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)00:57:28 No.2702617

    Cept consumerism has quickly proven more vapid that religion, and much faster than religion at that.

    Also, the more developed a society becomes (and the less people have to worry about sheer survival), the more existential crises they have. Most churches pander to the middle class because people apparently can't be happy with their SUVs, HDTVs and suburban development living.
    >> Hank Corgio !!D1wEzlENbVA 01/09/09(Fri)00:57:32 No.2702618
    Best part about talking about religion in a glorified fanfic isn't doing it

    its showing everyone online i did
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:59:51 No.2702648

    OK, but I assume you don't believe, right?

    Also, lets look at America for a moment: We have a massive collection Christians that constantly cause shit, and then when you follow that out to its umpteenth degree, we have people blowing up the US because god tells them to.

    But what you want me to believe (and is apparently true) is that in only ninety years, you lose an 80% statistic and have a nation of atheists? For one, Americans love war, and love Jesus. What's going to make them give it up.

    And if we go back to a former model, you still have believers in England years after the enlightenment, even though there is a long history of British atheism.

    On top of that, in 90 years science so fully trumps the unknown that theistic explanations of life are unnecessary? What about religions like Buddhism, that are not opposed to science?

    On top of that, I'd like, if I may, to ask you some questions. No judgements, I know I'm coming off as a massive christfag (I consider myself a Buddhist), but here we go:

    1) Where does evil stem from?

    2) How did life begin, especially with a furthered knowledge of science?

    3) What is the purpose of life?

    4) What happens after death?

    5) And I know its a cliched question, but where does morality come from?

    K thanks, lol
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)00:59:52 No.2702649

    I dunno, I've never really worried about death. Assuming nothing unexpected happens most people manage to swing cold sleep, so you never really have to face the prospect of dying. Of course eventually they'll wake up but I don't think most give much thought to that beyond assuming repro science will be able to give them new bodies or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)00:59:59 No.2702652
    Wait, what? I need just a little clarification here.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:00:35 No.2702659

    I agree. So what comes next? With religion declining and consumerism eventually fallen to the side, what comes next? What fills that void?

    Try answering that future guy.
    >> Mr. Konata Izumi (=ω=) !hKVgwdyGeM 01/09/09(Fri)01:02:01 No.2702677

    Yeah, I meant in the future.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:02:41 No.2702689

    Err, what? Give them new bodies? As in the same soul in a new body?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:02:59 No.2702695
    Well, assuming you use only half of the cash weekly for residence, air, essential foods, etc; you'd be making around $66,300 in monopoly money yearly.
    And I'm sure a creative guy like you could find some other way to supplement your income, maybe getting paid for the pitch to allow those spycams to connect to more than one person's optics?

    Dunno how many more shares you would need for enough leeway to support a whole family; but there is also the fact that Siane works (and probably has a share with the hab - unless her parents pay for her apartment?)

    So it's not all on your head - if you two decide to go with it together.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:03:43 No.2702705

    Err, not soul, I mean "consciousness". That's just the term used a lot. Soul that is.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:04:05 No.2702710

    Sorry, I'm a creature of convenience.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:05:46 No.2702738
    Should be monthly, sorry.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:06:16 No.2702743
    I think the problem is that you want more stuff realized than time allows. The problem with that is you want something relatively close to our time so that you role play it accurately, but it's not far enough to "get everything done".
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:08:47 No.2702771
    Have you been reading these threads at all? Consumerism doesn't disappear, it grows exponentially. People don't mind the loss of privacy and freedom of information because they live in physical comfort.

    I find it abhorrent.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:09:59 No.2702786
    I do have to admit this is a nice little fantasy world you've concocted. I'm more interested in my own fantasy world than someone else's though.

    Despite that, I've posted way too many times in this thread.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:10:07 No.2702788

    I guess technically most of America still believes that sort of thing, they're just living outside.

    #1. Most antisocial behavior has either a genomic basis or can be pinned down to some neurological disorder. When people have everything they need, they tend to stop being selfish for example. If you had billions of dollars I imagine you'd be more inclined to lend money for instance. Likewise you don't steal food because you have plenty, and you don't kill because you're not in a situation that compels you to. Give people enough to live well with and you'd be surprised how much improves.

    #2. My understanding is that simple chemical autocatalytic feedback loops formed self replicating peptides and eventually simple RNA replicators, which became DNA replicators housed in a bi-lipid membrane and the rest is history.

    #3. Pretty subjective question. We don't have any predetermined purpose that science knows of. We exist because it was possible for life to develop on this planet, and what we do with life is up to us. Reproduce, better ourselves and our society, reverse the RWE and expand the lunar/marshab I guess.

    #4. Nothing, consciousness is an emergent property of cognition. You no more continue to exist when your brain ceases to function than a song continues to play when you burn the record and player.

    #5. .Moral sense. is an evolved trait which facilitates tribal living, at least that's the predominant thinking. Laws are the codification of the collective will of everyone in a society, a social contract that you agree not to break in exchange for the protections and benefits of civilized living. Give it some thought, it's not hard to imagine how early agricultural communities found out right away that without such a social contract, people would murder one another over sexual infidelity and theft and so on.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:11:17 No.2702799

    No, this is actually the first thread I've seen of this. Yeah, I know, "lurk more."

    Maybe I should have put some way to single myself out. I've posted at least 25 times for sure.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)01:12:03 No.2702809

    I know you didn't posit this to me directly, but I'd like to throw in my two cents anyway, to give you a better sampling size.

    >1) Where does evil stem from?
    In my mind, there is no such thing as evil, just conflicting actions and viewpoints. And please don't immediately point to Hitler and the Holocaust as being evil. Immensely tragic and barbaric, yes, but it has hundreds of years of historical, political and social events leading up to it. I'm not a proponent of the Sonderweg theory, but Nazism didn't pop out of the woodwork overnight.

    >2) How did life begin, especially with a furthered knowledge of science?

    Currently, we don't really know. Evolution points to a shared common ancestor for all life, which we are pretty darn certain was single-celled. We DON'T know how that arose. When pressed, the scientific community generally points to a) early Earth having the necessary environmental requirements for the formation of life and b) random molecular interaction in conjunction with deep sea vents and lightning causing complex organic molecules (proteins, nucleic acids) to arise. Eventually these molecules were able to undergo self-replication (RNA probably before DNA) and these were eventually encapsulated in a cell membrane, with other biopathways following thereafter.

    >3) What is the purpose of life?
    As a positivist, this question isn't worth answering since it's not testable. However, as a human being, I'd say "Whatever makes you happy, aside from murder and talking in theaters."

    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)01:12:44 No.2702817
    Continued from >>2702809

    >4) What happens after death?
    If testimonies of near-death experiences are reliable: Hallucinations of various sorts.

    Most likely, whatever electrical activity in your central nervous system that composes your consciousness/personality stops and is radiated into the environment as heat. Optional burial/cremation to follow.

    5) And I know its a cliched question, but where does morality come from?

    Anthropologists will tell you morality is a social construct in humans that naturally evolved as a worldview to help propagate the species and ensure it's survival. Since most morality has altruism at its basis, this makes a good deal of sense.

    This is a massive questions, though, and I won't be able to give you anything else outside of doing a lot of research on my part.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:12:54 No.2702819

    Consider that in the lifespan of a single individual who would be 100 in 2009, everything from electricity to automobiles to airplanes, computers, internet, space travel, orbital stations and the journey to the moon, all of that happened. Essentially everything you consider modern cam to be in the past hundred years.

    When my grandpa was born, home robots were boxes on wheels and the most sophisticated space vehicle was still the shuttle.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:14:32 No.2702834

    Tru dat.


    Well, no, this actually could work. The whole thing is that all Americans need is a solution. As a lot of people have pointed out, and as Futuredude has said, all they need is comfort. Americans don't really believe, IMO. They believe only because it brings them a certain level of comfort, knowing that they are right. Replace that with extreme physical comfort, and we have a winner.

    That said, I don't think they'll ever actually drop the visage of religiosity. They will still be "Christian", but only as long as it doesn't ruin the fun.
    >> Present !!9ykBp2IVl/G 01/09/09(Fri)01:15:00 No.2702841

    1. Society.

    2. It doesn't matter.

    3. Nihil.

    4. Nihil.

    5. Society.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:15:23 No.2702846

    Yet again, I need reiterate that I mean social change, not technological change.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:15:30 No.2702847
    you still use QWERTY keyboards in the future?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:16:34 No.2702864

    Ok, so just to clarify, you are in a position of some level of privilege? Are most people living inside?
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)01:16:43 No.2702867

    I think what he was talking about was consumerism as a replacement for religion, i.e. a buffer for existential crises.

    And yeah...in a way, it is abhorrent. But a roamer from the Old West would say the same about us in 2009.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/09/09(Fri)01:16:48 No.2702869
    What year was your grandpa born :3
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:17:04 No.2702874

    Exactly, I was a christian for a while. I don't think I'm getting this across clearly. Religions are kind of hobbies or fashion statements now. And it's only because we're past the point that the civil war is in living memory that christianity has become something people can be into again, albeit as something to study and play with rather than base ones life on.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:17:44 No.2702879

    amen my atheistic brother
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:18:56 No.2702892
         File :1231481936.jpg-(128 KB, 462x350, Pullman-StandardPlantWWII-Tank(...).jpg)

    Fuck you, boxes on wheels are far more awesome than you will ever be.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:22:11 No.2702928
    There is this video game, where you find out your universe is a simulated reality, a mere virtual reality simulator.

    Anyway, the people of the "real universe", literally have nothing to do except to do whatever they want. They feel very lucky if they are allowed to work. I guess gives them a feeling of purpose or something.

    Either way, the majority of the population plays the game because they can play any time period and as anybody and do anything.

    While this game is admittedly the most awesome thing I have ever heard, the creators portray it as a whole civilization under the control of that company. The people doesn't seem very "alive" either.

    In short, I am rambling with no purpose.

    tl;dr: Something sort of pointless rambling.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:23:40 No.2702946
         File :1231482220.png-(147 KB, 480x270, vlcsnap-91217.png)
    Awesome boxes, you say?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:26:19 No.2702968
    Disregard, I keep fucking up the math. I'm gonna message dad and see what he wants to tell me.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/09/09(Fri)01:26:40 No.2702971
    So he was born this year then. Weird
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:29:40 No.2702998
    please tell us more about moon people anantomy
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:30:03 No.2703004
    Does Siane have a share or two of the hab of her own, or do her parents pay for her apartment?

    Assuming you know, that is.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:32:56 No.2703038
    The only stuff you're going to be interested in that he's talked about is genitalia.

    They're smaller in both sexes. From the way he made it sound, not just length and width but also depth.
    So the average penis doesn't tend to fit in all the way.
    >> Emetus Mantil !eLpPv1Lb5U 01/09/09(Fri)01:34:36 No.2703052
         File :1231482876.jpg-(97 KB, 800x600, lunarhab.jpg)
    Lunar hab sketch.

    Wheeee enjoy!
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:34:43 No.2703054

    So society is the cause of all good and bad?


    Well, I hate to say it, but isn't that missing the forest for the trees? The theist would say that any good believer is constantly learning about himself in relation to the religion.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:35:26 No.2703073

    Yes, amazing isn't it!

    Alternatively I am writing down the years and doing the math but not keeping track of which number is which. Somehow I got back to 2009 and obviously I fucked up.

    I'm waiting on dad atm.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:37:35 No.2703101

    Not even close but awesome looking. Probably would have been easier if I'd told you it was a giant pill shape. You can see the prt tunnels coming off of it because they're not buried very deep. Other than its size it's actually not much to look at from the outside.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:38:46 No.2703119

    Representations of them, anyway. If you don't wanna use subvoc. I explained it here >>2699298
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:39:10 No.2703126
    About 20 minutes left, by the way.
    >> Mr. Konata Izumi (=ω=) !hKVgwdyGeM 01/09/09(Fri)01:42:37 No.2703173
    Future, someone mentioned looking up tomorrow's news events using an archival source (such as wikinet, there must be something similar to our wikipedia's "daily notable events" feature on there) and telling us something that sounds interesting.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:42:40 No.2703175
    FutureGuy, How did Europe do?
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/09/09(Fri)01:42:42 No.2703177
    If you're gonna post tomorrow (10, Jan)

    can you remember to post in 1 year from your time

    as in post in 2097 (or 98, I don't know what month you're in)
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:42:53 No.2703180
    Twenty minutes? Man, that's not enough time to sketch anything! Maybe I'll have something for you next time, but for now I'll skip on drawing Helenes and watch me some Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Later.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:43:16 No.2703186

    Why, of course, since good and bad are social constructions.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:43:45 No.2703192
    Only 20 minutes?
    Alright, then. This time I'll use a completely different gear than asking about personal relationships, financial shit, or technology.

    Can you share some interesting dreams you've had, or maybe if you know anything about Lucid Dreaming?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:46:42 No.2703235

    I guess I just can't honestly see religion reaching a point of, well, sterility. The beauty of the religion is the fact that it pushes you to live, for better or for worst.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:47:10 No.2703238

    That's fine, I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with.


    I've heard of it sure, I guess I don't know much about it though. I've had a ton of weird dreams but I don't have the time to relate them.

    I did have a fantastic time though and I've got a trip to plan for, but I'll keep checking this thread and answering whatever I can until the session ends.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:47:21 No.2703243

    Blah, the JJBA OVAs aren't very good. You need to be reading the manga.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:50:05 No.2703288

    Future guy
    Speaking of which, manga.
    It is irrelevant whether you like manga or not, or even know what it is. Tell me how many volumes it ends with.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:51:16 No.2703299

    Wow, I am out of it. Tell me how many volumes "Berserk" ends with. It's already been going on for 20 years and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:51:58 No.2703304

    Oh, oh, is Freud's approach towards dreams still somewhat valid in the future?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:53:22 No.2703326
    How have the arts evolved? Specifically, literature. Is there considered a defining book or books that would be considered classic?

    Do you still read books from our time and earlier? Is fiction more popular, or less popular? What about science fiction? Historical fiction?
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:54:21 No.2703338

    Oh man no, not even close. In the same sense that phrenology is no longer relevant to medical science in 2009.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/09/09(Fri)01:54:39 No.2703342
    where everything's a penis and everything you fuck is your mother?

    probably not no
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:54:46 No.2703343
    Ooh, really?
    I've actually looked into lucid dreaming a lot.

    You basically mentally condition yourself into performing reality checks every once in a while - stuff like checking the clock, looking away, and checking it again; looking at your hand for an odd number of fingers; or trying to read things.

    If you're sleeping, the time will be rapidly jumping between checks; your hand might have really odd numbers of fingers; and words tend to be gibberish.
    It's basically signs that you're dreaming - and then you can eventually learn to literally take control of your dreams and do... just about whatever you want to.
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:55:48 No.2703359

    Voliva's ambition got turned into a movie that's required watching if you plan to produce apps or books yourself. It's one of the defining classics of the past century anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:56:21 No.2703366

    What's it about? When was it written?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)01:57:57 No.2703390

    I've had several lucid dreams--they all seem to happen the same way though. I'll be dreaming and weird stuff will be happening, and I'll think to myself, "this can't be real, I must be dreaming." Then suddenly it will click and I realize:

    "I must be dreaming. And if I'm dreaming, I can fly!"

    And I fly around for a while. It usually ends when I try to have sex with someone in a dream. I can bend reality while lucid dreaming but can't bend other people. The effort, though wakes me up.
    >> Mr. Konata Izumi (=ω=) !hKVgwdyGeM 01/09/09(Fri)01:58:06 No.2703394

    >Voliva's Ambition

    Doesn't seem to be out yet. Googled it, the first and only relevant result... is this thread, incidentally.

    So when it DOES come out, I'll take your advice and read it.
    >> Trappan Gaems !O42zslyatY 01/09/09(Fri)01:58:37 No.2703398
    From the joke you told earlier it seems like its the equalivant of Triumph of the Will or maybe Birth of a Nation

    is this a valid analogy
    >> Future !GUYX/6jp3w 01/09/09(Fri)01:58:59 No.2703403

    Dunno, I've only seen the movie. Actually I was reminded of it because it was part of a joke I told earlier although I've told that same joke using Schindler's List and ReCreate in the past, doesn't really matter.

    It's about the ideological roots of the CNPA, Christian Dominionism, hence "chri-doms". Look up Wilbur Glenn Voliva and Zion, Illinois.
    >> Cromwell !!DC+e7do8O+I 01/09/09(Fri)02:00:09 No.2703419

    I thought Triumph of the Will, as well, though how you could improve over the keystone of all propaganda, I don't know.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)02:02:10 No.2703439
    Sex is one of the things everyone says to avoid when you lucid dream. Something about all the stimulation or... I dunno exactly, but it usually wakes you up pretty fast, I understand.

    But just about anything else you can usually do - you can even create things. If you come to a locked door, for instance, you could just will it open (believe the door is not locked); or even believe you have a skeleton key in your pocket and reach in to grab it.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)02:02:19 No.2703442
    How far north do I have to move to get away from chi-doms if i'm in the USA?
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)02:05:49 No.2703486

    For the purpose of my safety, I can't reveal much about me or why I'm asking this, but I have a very important question regarding a person who may come into high power/standing.

    Tell me what you know of Johnathan Hart Brenner.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)02:07:44 No.2703505
    Your session is probably almost up by now, so I'll go ahead and say "goodbye".
    Good luck with everything, keep saving up money, and if you think about it or are interested enough, go ahead and look into Lucid Dreaming. I'm a creative person by heart, so that sort of control factor really appeals to me.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)02:28:27 No.2703764
    Yeah, I'd say that was it.
    >> Anonymous 01/09/09(Fri)03:39:51 No.2704499
    I have read the manga, dude. I read it all the way up to Stone Ocean. I friggin' love it and wish Jojo Project would hurry up and release more Steel Ball Run already.

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