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The Human Future
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The Future. If we think about it at all, we tend to get rather confused due to one little problem - it's rather hard to predict, and even harder to understand. Dealing with the here and now is hard enough.
This is the way the world ends
So said TS Eliot, and cosmologists are busy spending their time looking at models for what will happen to the universe, if we don't destroy ourselves first. Speaking of which, eminent astrophysicist and President of the Royal Society Martin Rees (Baron Rees of Ludlow, no less) gives us roughly a 50/50 chance of surviving the century. Happy days indeed.
...The future is not what it used to be
So said by Paul Valery. But what is the future... and metaphysical questions aside, what will happen in the future? What will we look like? What will we evolve into (asked in a strictly non-teleological way to satisfy the scientists, of course)?