What Other Huge Events Do You Anticipate to See in Your Lifetime?
Assuming they don’t kill you prematurely?
I expect an asteroid strike of tremendous proportion. We had that event in 2013 in Siberia. If that had happened during the Cold War, it would have been curtains for us.
The discovery of evidence of life of some kind on an alien planet, buy analyzation if it’s atmosphere.
A tragic ending to the North Korean regime, possibly involving nuke strikes on South Korea or Japan or even the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/17/2020|
[quote] A tragic ending to the North Korean regime, possibly involving nuke strikes on South Korea or Japan or even the US.
I was thinking something like this. Maybe China invades NK to rein it in.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/15/2020|
I expect this to be solved:
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/15/2020|
The stock market took 10 years to recover from the Great Recession. The current downturn will be worse. If we lose 2% of the population, imagine that we’ll have 2% excess housing, 2% excess used cars, and other consumer goods. The US, with its history of immigration, will fair better than more insular places, like Japan and Iceland.
We are lucky that places like China are waiting this out rather than capitalizing on Trump ‘s cowardice and incompetence.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/15/2020|
I expect to see a devastating earthquake in California.
The British monarchy abolished.
Massive riots in the US following the 2020 election whatever the outcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/15/2020|
I expect a major terrorist attack from right wing militias, far worse than Oklahoma City or Pulse.
We will discover that life exists elsewhere in the universe, as OP says, or maybe finding the building blocks on Mars or Saturn's moons.
In about 10 years, climate events will become life-altering and there will be mass migrations away from coastal areas.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/15/2020|
One, last -she really means it this time, seriously- farewell tour from Cher
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/15/2020|
OP - there’s a division of NASA that monitors asteroids, so we’ll know if something’s coming (or at least we did a decade ago when I took astronomy)
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/15/2020|
No matter what the polls say, I expect to see Trump re-elected.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/15/2020|
Some kind of territorial expansion by America. We will acquire something. I’m not sure how.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/15/2020|
OP, one of your events may have happened ...
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/15/2020|
[quote] Some kind of territorial expansion by America. We will acquire something.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/15/2020|
The public execution of Donald Trump would be a HUGE ratings getter.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/15/2020|
I'm keeping it closer to home.
The only huge event I'm anticipating is a 12" cock up my ass. I kid you not!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/15/2020|
[quote] R8: OP - there’s a division of NASA that monitors asteroids, so we’ll know if something’s coming (or at least we did a decade ago when I took astronomy)
Not necessarily. I recall at least two occurrences in the last twenty years where a large object passed by without our knowing if it, until after it passed. Bother were between the Earth and moon. One, at least, even passed below where our geosynchronous satellites are orbiting.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/15/2020|
A loose nuke exploded in the West by a terrorist group.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/15/2020|
Cali finally breaks off into the ocean like they terrified me with as a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/15/2020|
When will a cat 3-5 hurricane strike a major city with skyscrapers? New Orleans excepting.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/15/2020|
I think either Yellowstone will possibly turn into something ugly, or possibly a huge quake in WA/OR area. I automatically push out any ideas to do with a rogue nuke, or a strike from N.Korea... It's too horrifying to contemplate. Fukushima is bad enough what it is spewing out every day, we don't need any more radioactive waste.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/15/2020|
How about an eruption of the Italian volcano that would require the entire city of Naples to be abandoned.
Water wars between India, China, and Pakistan.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/15/2020|
R3 plunged me into a rabbit hole of Dyatlov expedition conspiracy theories. I have to admit it's a fascinating story and it reminds me of The Blair Witch Project
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/15/2020|
I expect to see at least a couple more economic crashes. Just based on history.
The Chinese government may fall if it can’t sustain the phenomenal growth rates it’s had over the last 20 years, or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/15/2020|
The looming collapse of the planetary ecosystem.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/15/2020|
“...buy analyzation.” Wow.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/16/2020|
I have read...
If Greenland’s glaciers slide into the sea, not only will this raise sea level, it will also be a huge freshwater addition to the salty Atlantic. This could disrupt the Gulf Stream, shutting it down for a number of years. This will make New England and European Winters much colder and last longer.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/16/2020|
The moon landing hoax will be revealed
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/16/2020|
A string Eastern US earthquake. They are rare, it they do happen, and East Coast buildings aren’t generally built to withstand a large earthquake.
I’d like to see Puerto Rica;statehood, but it’ll never happen, unless there is an offsetting new Red state. Maybe an existing Red state will agree to split into two, for that purpose
I’d love to see a Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico: rebuild its electrical grid, cover the island with free WiFi internet, new drinking water pipes and sewage system. There’s no reason PR couldn’t be the East Coast version of Hawaii, if given a little TLC. We once did something similar for Appalachia, with the TVA. .
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/16/2020|
China invading Taiwan - probably next year whilst Biden is preoccupied cleaning up Trump's massive mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/16/2020|
I don’t think China will attack Taiwan. They want it intact with all its wealth, rather than as a decimated dependency.
I think China will start bossing around its China Sea neighbors, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/16/2020|
"buy analyzation if it’s atmosphere."
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/16/2020|
We will discover that ET has been with us for quite some time.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/16/2020|
Migration as a result of climate collapse will require countries all over the world to abandon the concept of a nation state. I hope that I'll be alive to see this.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/16/2020|
Trump explodes like a beached whale, blowing out half the White House down to the steel girders.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/16/2020|
From your lips to the gods’ ears, R36. Sometime between November 3rd and January.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/16/2020|
[quote] I expect an asteroid strike of tremendous proportion.
Hurry it up, asteroid!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/16/2020|
" . . . Do You Anticipate to See . . ."
Anticipate Seeing . . .
But since you ask . . . the funeral of QEII, the greatly reduced in splendour of King Charles III, and Kate and William installed as Prince and Princess of Wales.
With any luck, I'll manage to hang on until Princess Charlotte's huge royal wedding to Prince Christian, heir to the throne of Denmark. Charlotte will be wearing the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, Kate will be wearing the Fringe or the Kokoshnik and a red and white gown to honour Denmark's colours, Mary will be wearing Queen Ingrid's Foliate Ruby and Diamond parure, no one will give fuck all what William and Kate are wearing.
After that, the asteroid is welcome to remove the species that is clearly a scourge to the planet.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/16/2020|
^*dear me, too many typos!
. . . greatly reduced in splendour coronation of King Charles III . . .
No one will give fuck all what William and Frederik are wearing.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/16/2020|
[quote]The US, with its history of immigration, will fair better
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/16/2020|
I anticipate seeing the first time the US Military had to be used to remove a president from office.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/16/2020|
The disappearance of Florida beneath the waves.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/16/2020|
Madonna and Janet make a comeback, have a radio hit and go on tour - switching dates on who goes on first. Tour will implode by the second date because Madame X can never be on time and Janet won't lip synch past midnight.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/16/2020|
Keith Richards' liver finally makes that trip to the British Museum.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/16/2020|
I anticipate a destructive cyber attack that will shut down everything in the U.S. for a significant amount of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/16/2020|
collapse of the dollar and adoption of some form of digital currency
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/16/2020|
I’m sure I will see the ‘Heaven’s Gate’ group flying by earth on a comet ☄️ waving and smiling!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/16/2020|
Would it be too late to hitch a ride?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/16/2020|
I expect to see Kamala Harris become the first women to hold the office of POTUS.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/16/2020|
[quote] R33: “buy analyzation if it’s atmosphere“
I meant, “by analysis of its atmosphere”, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/16/2020|
I think that the United States will break up into at least two countries (not physically).
I think we will see a female president.
I think we will see a presidential assassination (train of thonot directly related to above).
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/16/2020|
Just please cure all STDs so I can be a whore without worrying.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/16/2020|
I’m young enough to expect to see obvious signs of Climate Change. 50 years from now, we might look back at hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Sandy as the beginning of a series of extreme weather events related to Climate Change. It’s sad that we can’t get our act together on this. I’m reminded of similar problens we were able to mitigate:
Removal of lead from paint and gasoline because lead was poisoning the general population.
Switching to clean-coal or from coal to another source, so as to reduce acid rain in New England. I do genealogical research. I have a picture of a 150 year old marble tombstone in 1970, and the engraving on it was very clear, as if it was brand new. Today, the stone looks like a sponge, and the engrave is illegible, unless you already knew what it says. I’ve heard the Great Pyramids and Roman ruins are suffering, too. But we’ve acted to reduce acid rain.
We eliminated aerosol canisters that used that chemical that was creating an ozone hole. I’ve heard that hole has been shrinking, finally.
We’ve cleaned up a lot of the pollution in the US caused by the earlier century’s industrial revolution. Remember when that river in Ohio caught fire? Twice? There’s a lot more to do, but we have a better understanding of the significance of pollution. Smog in LA is greatly reduced compared to what it was like in the 1970s.
So, we know human actions can contaminate the environment, and we know we can act to mitigate that contamination. It’s unfortunate that we are waiting too long to head-off some serious Climate Change-related events, but I think I’ll live long enough to see it accepted as a fact by most people, including republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/16/2020|
[quote] R53: Just please cure all STDs so I can be a whore without worrying.
Sorry, Charlie. I expect to see a resurgence of superbugs, including syphilis, consumption, and gonorrhea, that are resistant to all antibiotics. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge’s 16 year old son got a blister playing tennis. It became infected and he died from it! My own Grandpa Otto died from Syphilis in 1927. I think we’re going to find that the bugs evolve faster than we can learn how to kill them.
The boomer generation has been incredibly fortunate‘ so far, when you look back historically. Since WWII, the West has been incredibly peaceful, disease has been suppressed, and economic crashes have been quickly reversed; but this is an anomaly when you just look at the history of the last 300 years or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/16/2020|
The British monarchy dissolving itself. No way it continues much longer after the Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/16/2020|
I agree with R55. I think antimicrobial resistance is already a serious problem and could get much worse. I expect to see some kind of public health crisis, worse than Covid.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/16/2020|
I’m reminded, Polio can only survive by infecting people. It can’t hide in other species, like Covid can. There were only 94 cases of Polio last year, limited to a small part of Africa and in the Afghanistan area. We can eliminate Polio, like we eliminated small pox, if we can get healthcare workers into those areas to vaccinate people. One problem is that the operatives who were surveying Osama bin Ladin used healthcare inoculations as a cover story. That has made the anti-vacciners in Afghanistan to not trust the real healthcare professionals. They also think the vaccines are a trick to make them sterile.
In any event, Polio type 2&3 have already been eliminated, leaving only Polio type 1. We can eliminate polio completely if we work at it, and I hope to see it in my lifetime.
Fun fact, small pox seems like ancient history, but it was only declared eliminated in 1980!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/16/2020|
I have a friend from India who had a love match in the US. Most of my Indian coworkers had arranged marriages! Anyway, my friend couldn’t marry her fiancé until her older brother married, as the custom is that siblings marry in order. The problem was that her older brother had had polio and it’s outcome made him unable to find a bride. Eventually, my friend was allowed to marry out of order, but she waited years before she was allowed to do so.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/16/2020|
A large solar flair that overwhelms the Earth’s natural magnetic field, and fries a lot of our electronic devices. We had a solar flair a few years ago that was so big that NASA programmed its satellites to be in defensive mode to protect them. In the 1800s, there was a flair that fried much of the telegraph infrastructure, at the time.
Nuclear weapons likewise fry electronic devices, even those beyond the blast radios.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/16/2020|
Oh, Revolution in Russian and/or China.
As long as the Chinese standard of living keeps rising, the leadership will be supported, but a deep recession or other stresser in China might stir-up unrest. I think COVID-19 is going to result in worldwide political unrest.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/16/2020|
[quote] The British monarchy dissolving itself. No way it continues much longer after the Queen.
Agree that the British monarchy is eroding in status. QE does provide a stabilizing factor. The monarchy has been a huge blind spot for the UK for a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/16/2020|
Accidental or intentional terrorist / rogue nuclear strike. Asteroid.
Major West Coast earthquake - though I honestly a, not sure how horrible that will be relative to many other types of horrors. Some bridges collapse, some buildings collapse - but there is some preparation of buildings and plans. I don’t think it’s anywhere near the scale of a nuclear bomb attack.
Cyber terror - killing the electric grid and/or immobilizing the government and military.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/16/2020|
Since I have witnesses the Trump Zombie Cult Apocalypse there is nowhere to go but up now.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/16/2020|
The Aliens will come forward but only if Biden is President
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/16/2020|
Are these aliens dreamers?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/16/2020|
A non-manned mission to Mars with a return trip back to earth with Martian soil. Some scientists are very excited about this idea, but I’m afraid it would bring back dormant Martian microbes that will end in tears,
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/16/2020|
The singularity. I really want to see how it turns out, although it will almost certainly not be good for humanity.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/16/2020|
R69, what is that?
I love natural history and fantasize that after death, I will be sentient and able to watch how the universe evolved from the Big Bang to the present day. I have so many questions, I also like how the theory of the Big Bang is exactly like the Biblical myth that “In the beginning, there was a void, and God said “let there be light, and there was light.”,
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/16/2020|
Read all about it, R69. It's basically when computer/artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence. Now, it could mean that the intelligence improves humanity by figuring out disease eradication, etc. Of course, it will also probably be smart enough to figure out that humanity is destroying the planet and should be wiped out like an infestation of bugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/16/2020|
This whole singularity thing is very 1990s. My computers, phones, etc. seem to get dumber and dumber now, albeit more and more complicated and mistake-prone.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/16/2020|
R59 Please explain or are you in the wrong thread? I ask this question because you are we’d.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/16/2020|
R73, I’ve written that I may live to see the eradication of polio. R59 is just a recollection I had about a modern family that was literally feeling the effect of polio, today.
We’ve managed to completely eliminate only a few diseases: small pox, cow pox, some other exotic disease that Bill gates funded, it would be a huge accomplishment to eradicate Polio, and it’s within our grasp.
If a disease affects both humans and another kind of animal, it is virtually impossible to eradicate, because we might eliminate all human cases of that disease, but it could still reside in that other animal, and then could reinfect humans. This is why we can’t eliminate the common cold or the flu.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/16/2020|
Peace in the Middle East.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/16/2020|
"A large solar flair " - R60.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/16/2020|
I once took my car to the shop and gave my mechanic a list (on paper) of things I wanted him to check, including "breaks." He corrected me on my spelling of brakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/16/2020|
What r60 said. It's already happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/16/2020|
Democrats turning the U.S. into Venezuela seems an all too real possibility.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/16/2020|
But of course r79 never thinks of Norway, Sweden, Canada, etc. It's always and forever Venezuela.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/16/2020|
- Scottish independence.
- Catalan independence.
- Online radicalization will bring the US to its breaking point. Civil war, domestic terrorism, etc. (see: The Social Dilemma).
- China annexes Taiwan. This will happen one way or another around 2049 to mark the 100th anniversary of the PRC.
- The truth about JFK's assassination (a man can dream).
- Irrefutable proof of extraterrestrial life. Direct contact, declassified documents, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/16/2020|
r79, every time someone screams Socialist, they end up referring to DICTATORSHIPS.
I am dumbfucked over the fact that Cuban Americans cannot see Trump as another Castro power grab.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/16/2020|
I agree - it will be an E.M.P. with millions of STRONG passwords lost forever and bank balances unavailable.because potato.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/16/2020|
Ophra finally doesn't something about the very poor shape of her feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/16/2020|
Craigslist reintroduced their personal section.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/17/2020|
R70, it took at least a quarter of a million years for the first light to exist after the big bang.
The biblical story sounds like turning on a light switch, but physics requires a lot to happen before anything resembling light could exist.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/17/2020|
I predict this man will get his cherry popped.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/17/2020|
[quote] Ophra finally doesn't something about the very poor shape of her feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/17/2020|
[quote] Catalan independence.
I thought Dodge stopped making the caravan.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/17/2020|
NYC will elect a competent mayor.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/17/2020|
We claw our wealth back from the .01%.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/17/2020|
California falling into the sea and becoming the Island of California
North and South Korea becoming a united Korea
A revolution in America, and it won't be pretty
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/17/2020|
[quote]I think that the United States will break up into at least two countries [bold](not physically).[/bold]
Good thing you added that qualifier.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/17/2020|