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WaxRubiks
2019-Mar-01, 11:54 AM
This thread might involve more than just science and technology, so I placed it here in babbling.

It seems to me there are 3 main things to worry about in terms of the medium to long-term future:

Source of energy.
Control of the environment, eg some ability to control greenhouse gas levels, or control global temperatures somehow.
Food production.

There are also things like stewardship of the environment so that pollution can be limited, and tidied up.
Resources like minerals can remain available, via recycling, or finding new sources.

What other things might be added to the list?

Not that this will solve everything, if these things are sorted out, but the long term future should be fairly ok, barring things like meteor collision etc.

Nicolas
2019-Mar-01, 03:53 PM
You forgot health. And that remains a tricky one, as new diseases might pop up.

Chuck
2019-Mar-01, 07:00 PM
A reasonable population size would be nice and would make other things easier. Then we wouldn't have to turn the Amazon basin into a soybean farm.

publiusr
2019-Mar-01, 07:13 PM
Fusion, aquaculture.
This may be a big help:
https://www.futurity.org/fertilizer-bactera-nitrogen-fixing-plants-1814612/

Trebuchet
2019-Mar-02, 03:30 AM
You're forgetting human nature. Add that in and the answer is "never".

Solfe
2019-Mar-02, 11:03 PM
As soon as we have more/less Darth Vader's wearing kilts, playing flaming bagpipes on unicycles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=48&v=cnVjkE87FDY&fbclid=IwAR2jaP9IvFobpNk3UeK3g7-qWNK8aYZvM8cOo_-9hY9WzJwcU_XzVXeBTfY)?

The Backroad Astronomer
2019-Mar-02, 11:54 PM
Once we leave the solar system.

WaxRubiks
2019-Mar-04, 04:32 AM
As soon as we have more/less Darth Vader's wearing kilts, playing flaming bagpipes on unicycles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=48&v=cnVjkE87FDY&fbclid=IwAR2jaP9IvFobpNk3UeK3g7-qWNK8aYZvM8cOo_-9hY9WzJwcU_XzVXeBTfY)?

ok, that'll have to do.