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Will there still be humans on this planet a million years from now?

I keep mulling around in my mind the question of whether or not the human species is evolutionarily viable on the long term. There seem to be a lot of pros and cons, but to me it looks as though the jury is still out.

The secondary questions are:
1. If we are still here in a million years, what will be different about us? What parameters will permit us to succeed.
2. If not, what will lead to our downfall, and what parameters in the human species will have hindered our continued survival?

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    Nov 27 2012: I believe:
    If people understand what INVALID happiness is, ”the human species is evolutionarily viable on the long term”.

    The answers to the secondary questions are:
    1. The difference will be that INVALID happiness is a crime then. And NO INVALID happiness will an parameter permits us to succeed.
    2. If not, INVALID happiness will lead to our downfall, and INVALID happiness will be a parameters in the human species hindering our continued survival.


    (For INVALID happiness, see the 1st article, points 1.1-3, at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents.)
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      Nov 27 2012: Your point is well taken, Ying. I didn't understand your use of the term invalid happiness at first (perhaps more my fault that yours) I might have called it psudo-happiness, perhaps.

      But if I have understood the "happiness norm" outlined in your papers rightly, either we continue to persue invalid happiness and die out, or learn to persue valid happiness and survive. Which do you think is the most probable scenario, Ying?

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