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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 08:17 pm
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Long as things go forward & not backward..ring any bells? Seriously commercial involvement if there is a profit to be made aint exactly true
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfddYDRIFGY Geldof Mr.
Who the heck really knows about the gdp globally..Trumph or Johnson? at end of day 'THE BEST IN EQUIPMENT MONEY AVAILABLE PERMITS' & everyone just keeps hanging on.

Band Aid & agreed getting a little off topic for an mot site but money kinda dictates?

If you care about your children’s future, the future of their children, and the future of this great nation, then this website will provide you with knowledge and a plan as to how we can ensure that prosperity can continue for future generations.
https://johnparmentola.com/

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I would say that most if not all of the main discoveries have been made and future development of those ideas is what weve got-precisely as your quoted steam technology built on earlier achievements-although as Einstein never managed a unified field theory there is hope for ftl travel but this would still be building on prior work.

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The broader question is, has the human race discovered everything there is to discover about the 'natural' world, or is it just going to refine and tweak existing discoveries?Are there undiscovered technologies or principles which would enable not only a step change in the ability to travel in space – as steam/railway technology achieved in the days when walking and horses were the only means of travel, but also drive future prosperity. Are we stuck with our current useful lifespan, in our own solar system?

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whether its mining the asteroids for resources or space tourism current rocket technology is too expensive for it be any more than headline gimmicks which brings us back to fusion technology as useable fuel is all around us even in space be it for a bussard ramjet or summat more mainstream.we sure as s**t need to get the hell off the planet while we as a species are still capable of doing so.

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Point taken but how about rocket science 'Billionaire space race' Virgin Galactic/Virgin Orbit and space tourism versus Elon Musk SpaceX and a project to colonize Mars? to name a few. Point is things change exponentially as time marches on. From viewing black & white to a colour tv, pc to smart tv and flat screen at that.

In reply to the op 'present technologies are just 'refinements' and fine tuning of existing ones. So where will future prosperity for future generations come from?'
1/ the need to survive/adapt Where there's a will there's a way
2/ commercial involvement in above if there is a profit to be made.
3/ sounded like a good idea at the time, all things considered?

as always stand to be corrected :shock:

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bio engineering/genome changing treatments are probably our species best long term hope given the likely long term effects of breeding non survival types back into the gene pool-effective diabetes treatments being an obvious example- unless you go down the Nazi master race/purity route which is an obvious non starter for any sane compassionate society.anyway aint this getting a little off topic for an mot site?

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He thinks that this process has largely come to an end? Biotechnology,. a bit of dirt (in moderation) never hurt anyone keeps the immune system healthy, bio-engineering. The Third Wave (Toffler book) kinda come to fruition & Future Shock, same author,.Development of society and production.. discoveries they made went on to underpin technologies worth trillions, the source of current prosperity reckon will continue we have limited resources suppose we will have to trek?
Yo they got defibrillators out may way what you saying? my mission is to learn how to use a computer! press this button press that button.. thought we were supposed to have more leisure time on account of comp dont add up doing more work earning some folk loads of money! enough said

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anti ageing/eternal youth/geriatric treatments.as a basic version the current drive to exercise/no smoke/booze/eat healthy etc has increased average lifespan-a pretty basic low tech approach-but effective treatments for dementia etc haven't kept pace with the result that our society has to support ever increasing nos of the above as a result.the resulting changes in our society are all around you.bad planning means that virtually no one has planned for the results of-lets say-defibrillators being readily available.net result?higher survival rates from heart attack,yippee!down side,more survivors of all of the above(because many will never be productive in a working sense ever again)=a greater burden on the rest of us as a whole which in turn=higher taxes/resources diverted to it which is a moral dilemma that I am happy to not be responsible for.just one for instance amongst many of a lack of joined up thinking in public health England.

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I'm sure John would be up for a good discussion on this. He probably even understands what agapic means.

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effective anti agapic treatments and practical nuclear fusion are about the only biggies left indeed I don't see hybrids/hydrogen being viable without fusion generation or summat similar long term and these sorta discoveries/developments are a bit beyond the average men in sheds level.agapic treatments in particular will have a profound effect on our societies as they already have even at the minimal current level of effectiveness and yup theyre all merely developments of previous theoretical work

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A friend is writing a book about how most of the natural world's great discoveries were made by individuals who were driven by their own curiosity. Yet the discoveries they made went on to underpin technologies worth trillions, the source of current prosperity. He thinks that this process has largely come to an end, governments have stopped funding pure research, and present technologies are just 'refinements' and fine tuning of existing ones. So where will future prosperity for future generations come from? website here, if you're interested.
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