2000 years from now...

90 Draenei Paladin
13125
I doubt there will any enough Earth left in 2000 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument

The chart on that page scares me alone.
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58 Worgen Warrior
5280
I doubt there will any enough Earth left in 2000 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument

The chart on that page scares me alone.


I think that once we reach a critical point we will go through a second Black Plague situation.
Edited by Ronim on 8/11/2012 4:06 PM PDT
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100 Night Elf Warrior
10790
I doubt there will any enough Earth left in 2000 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument

The chart on that page scares me alone.


I think that once we reach a critical point we will go through a second Black Plague situation.


Isn't that kinda what's happening now, with AIDS and whatnot? I mean, it's certainly not the same, but without massive wars as population control, disease is moving in.

Also, personally, I think that the world will turn out much like Warhammer 40k, without the xenos, Chaos, and psykers.
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100 Blood Elf Priest
16705
Who's to say that digital records will survive 2k years?

Most of the pop culture that lives on the internet will probably be lost.

It'll be left to books and magazines. They'll probably see all the photoshopped pictures and think that we were a race of starved beings.
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100 Night Elf Warrior
10790
Who's to say that digital records will survive 2k years?

Most of the pop culture that lives on the internet will probably be lost.

It'll be left to books and magazines. They'll probably see all the photoshopped pictures and think that we were a race of starved beings.


Considering that digital records can be copied and updated with far more ease than books, I think that digital records will survive. The biggest problem will be remembering to actually update those records.

Someone mentioned how certain records were lost or hard to update because they were stored on floppy disks, and almost no computers today are compatible with it.
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90 Dwarf Rogue
9500
in 2000 years we will be snorting spice on mars and wrangling giant sandworms for our intergalactic rodeos

no one's gonna care about dumb ol' earth
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100 Night Elf Druid
10005
Not a god, but perhaps a demigod.

"This.. Chunoris that they worshipped ('cause names are changed and forgotten over time. Over the course of 2000 years, this could be the case very likely.) was a demigod of extreme athletic ability. They called him a ranger of the ancient Texans, always travelling alone and often visiting lawless villages to establish justice. Those who worked in hand-to-hand combat often worshipped him for his skill and wished to bring back what was ancient and outdated in their days, despite their guns and missiles."

That's gonna be in the textbook, I bet.
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58 Worgen Warrior
5280
Not a god, but perhaps a demigod.

"This.. Chunoris that they worshipped ('cause names are changed and forgotten over time. Over the course of 2000 years, this could be the case very likely.) was a demigod of extreme athletic ability. They called him a ranger of the ancient Texans, always travelling alone and often visiting lawless villages to establish justice. Those who worked in hand-to-hand combat often worshipped him for his skill and wished to bring back what was ancient and outdated in their days, despite their guns and missiles."

That's gonna be in the textbook, I bet.


Genius! Damn you need to write a book!
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85 Blood Elf Warlock
6820
There's a great book called "Motel of the Mysteries" by David Macaulay. It's a beautifully illustrated account of a Howard Carter-like archaeological dig of a cheap roadside motel, with no cultural context to work with. Among the better images from it are:

http://people.virginia.edu/~sfr/enlt214m/mystmotel.jpg

http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~fisher/hst140/MotelOfMysteries/MotelOfMysteries10.JPG

Thank you for the recommendation, this looks like a fantastic read.

Also I don't think the Chuck Norris meme will be given much consideration 500 years from now when they're deciding what historical artefacts to take along on the evacuation to a terraformed Mars.
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90 Human Paladin
11695
I doubt there will any enough Earth left in 2000 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument

The chart on that page scares me alone.
The people who believe that are the same people who take 2012 seriously.
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85 Blood Elf Warlock
6820
in 2000 years we will be snorting spice on mars and wrangling giant sandworms for our intergalactic rodeos

no one's gonna care about dumb ol' earth

i wanna be there ):
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100 Night Elf Druid
10005
Not a god, but perhaps a demigod.

"This.. Chunoris that they worshipped ('cause names are changed and forgotten over time. Over the course of 2000 years, this could be the case very likely.) was a demigod of extreme athletic ability. They called him a ranger of the ancient Texans, always travelling alone and often visiting lawless villages to establish justice. Those who worked in hand-to-hand combat often worshipped him for his skill and wished to bring back what was ancient and outdated in their days, despite their guns and missiles."

That's gonna be in the textbook, I bet.


Genius! Damn you need to write a book!
I'm working on it. Not quite done, though, I just need to get a small cult-like following before I spread out from there. Contact me in-game and I can show you more of my work, just don't expect anything amazing. Hehehe.
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100 Human Death Knight
9075
2000 years from now is unpredictable. Technology will still be there, humans will still advance, possibly with other races. We will no longer need wires, copper, aluminum, or gold wires are no longer going to be needed. In my belief in 2000 years our cities will be ancient ruins or dust. Humans will colonize on different planets outside of our galaxy. Plus for health, cancer in 2000 years will have a cure (In my opinion they will use ultra sound to kill cancer cells and help humans regrow or reactivate the cyclins) (Cyclins are proteins in all genetics that control growth of cells.) Last but not least hardware we use and circuit boards will be put in museums and placed as ancient artifacts. As for computers now my computer is considered a dinosaur because it is 3 years old. So this is what I believe what will be of this world in 200 years but, i do not want to go any further because Im afraid I do not have enough room.
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85 Human Mage
6915
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_dark_age

Concerning the future's incompatibility with our current modes of data recording.

It's difficult to say with any degree of certainty what civilizations in 2000 years will say about the human civilization today. In all seriousness, I doubt they'll believe Chuck Norris was a god or demi-god because of the nature of the way we worship him. Hell, it's been months (or maybe even a year) since I've seen a serious joke regarding Chuck Norris.

Assuming humans are still around in 2000 years, they'll probably take cues of our everyday life from records made long after this period known as 2012 - that is to say, someone with experience down the line in 2150 will record what life was like in 2012 based off of records from 2012 translated to this person, and in 2250, different types of records will be kept in accordance with a translation of that record... and so on and so forth.The genuine nature of how we live in 2012 will never be fully realized in the minds of the humans of 4012; they can only take guesses, but I have a feeling they'll be somewhat accurate in generalizations (for example, America: capitalist, democratic, largely Christian).

Our understanding of Rome is pretty good, I believe, so there's something somewhat comparable to compare understandings with.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_dark_age

Concerning the future's incompatibility with our current modes of data recording.


On the other hand, we're aware of this now, so the DDA will probably only cover a 20-year period from about 1985-2005. I believe much of current data will simply be retransferred to newer storage mediums as they arrive, simply because we're aware of the possibility of DDA now.
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I actually see how this could be possible.
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90 Draenei Paladin
13125
I doubt there will any enough Earth left in 2000 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument

The chart on that page scares me alone.
The people who believe that are the same people who take 2012 seriously.


Uh, no. Over population is something to consider.

2012 is just Mayans running out of stone to carve a calendar on.
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85 Worgen Warlock
10330
In 200 years we've made most of the world hate us and think we're stupid. In 2000 years I imagine we'll all be dead from the consequences of overpopulation and other factors. Ah yes, nice and dead.

If not I can only imagine they won't care about what happened because people will be too busy enjoying some kind of Orwellian dystopia.
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90 Draenei Paladin
13125
However... if we can find a way off Earth safely within that time and find a means of populating else where...

http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Star-Trek-The-Next-Generation-star-trek-the-next-generation-237835_1920_1080.jpg
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