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Michael Watson

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What will the world be like in 20 years?

With all of this social media and technology at our hands, what will the world be like in 20-30 years once my generation has control? Just a sidebar I'm 15 years old and a freshman in high school.

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    Mar 23 2012: Well, if the North Atlantic Current closes down (it is currently slowing down) due to polar melting, then the Northern Hemisphere will probably end up in another ice age. Whilst the survivors in the Southern hemisphere are wrangling over measures to prevent just such future happenings, hundreds of gangs of thieves will be busy tunnelling into the ice where banks, museums and jewellery stores once were, trying to get their hands on gold, money and invaluable relics lost to the ice. Sounds jolly, what!
    • Mar 23 2012: That's an interesting way to look at it, I never thought of that.
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      Mar 23 2012: I would hate that to happen dave,billions would die and the survivors would be left with no skills at basic survival and farming, if there is a stable weather system after it.Some say that the Bp oil spill has slowed the current down even more.

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