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mohammed farah
05-06-2007, 04:56 AM
What would you see and experience if the clocks rolled forward 50 years? In a unique blend of drama and science. Will we have flying cars? Will advances in medicine help us stay young forever? What about "printing" custom-made vital organs? What will our cities look like? What will tomorrow's wars be about? Will we have robots helping around the house? Will solar power be the new oil? Supported by the world's leading scientists and research institutes, we embark on a quest to answer some of society's most fundamental questions and reveal the dramas of tomorrow's world along the way. State-of-the-art computer graphics in combination with a dynamic story line will create a world usually only seen in feature films, but with the accuracy and relevance of a documentary. This series is all about opening the window of our future based on science fact, not science fiction.

This is the first of three drama-documentaries Insallah I'll post the next two soon. Enjoy :)

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v2489458bdy96Wc
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*charisma*
05-06-2007, 05:10 AM
Assalamu Alaikum

I can't fathom the idea of the world 50 years later. I think it will be very chaotic and unstable. We are thinking of technology in terms of luxury, however if we don't start taking action and begin to take care of our world in terms of environmental stability, there will be no future to have any sort of luxury.

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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noodles
05-06-2007, 09:08 AM
Forget environmental stability, with the dawn of a new era, I can foresee nothing but more chaos.

What do you see in present day?

It is on the rise that individuals are seeking ways to beat the system and when the system will be constantly beaten by the likes of these individuals, there will be no 'system' held in place.

Let alone a system, with more and more people turning secular, people are forgetting values. I think Sheikh Sulieman Mulla put it best when he said that people need to realize that they are being watched constantly and need to instill the fear of Allah in their hearts. Now a days when people turn every corner, they are finding surveillance cameras, what happens when there are none present? When people believe in Allah, there'd be no need for surveillance cameras.

Anyway, I've watched this series and its quite interesting. Some ideas are certainly plausible, where as others seem far-fetched. Nonetheless, an interesting watch.
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Trumble
05-06-2007, 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by mohammed farah
What would you see and experience if the clocks rolled forward 50 years?
I know what we WON'T be seeing, fish & chips.

'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
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*charisma*
05-06-2007, 11:24 PM
Assalamu Alaikum

Forget environmental stability, with the dawn of a new era, I can foresee nothing but more chaos.

What do you see in present day?

It is on the rise that individuals are seeking ways to beat the system and when the system will be constantly beaten by the likes of these individuals, there will be no 'system' held in place.

Let alone a system, with more and more people turning secular, people are forgetting values. I think Sheikh Sulieman Mulla put it best when he said that people need to realize that they are being watched constantly and need to instill the fear of Allah in their hearts. Now a days when people turn every corner, they are finding surveillance cameras, what happens when there are none present? When people believe in Allah, there'd be no need for surveillance cameras.

Anyway, I've watched this series and its quite interesting. Some ideas are certainly plausible, where as others seem far-fetched. Nonetheless, an interesting watch.
True. Intristic fear is greater than any external intimidations.

I know what we WON'T be seeing, fish & chips.
Honey Bees are dying out too...They pollinate over 1/3 of the food that we eat!

fi aman allah
w'salaam
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north_malaysian
05-07-2007, 01:47 AM
I've read the newspaper that in 50 years time, the temperature will rise up by 5 degree celcius... and the green Malaysia would be like Somalia.
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Woodrow
05-07-2007, 02:14 AM
Looking back to 50 years ago. The future looked very bleak. It was doubtful that the world would escape nuclear destruction.

At best we could see the possibility of a single world wide dictatorship conquering all nations. we were the "Drop Out" generation. The Hippy era was the future. "Tune in-Drop out"

Korea was still a sore spot and a potential danger. Ethiopia, The Sudan and Somalia were in deep poverty and starvation was a daily occurance. The Joke of the day was: "How many Ethiopians can fit in a phone booth?" answer "All of them"

The mandatory draft was in place. All American Males faced Mandatory 2 to 4 years military service.

Commercial Jet passenger airlines were still a dream. Air travel was still hazardous.

the future was not very bright. Many doomsday speakers were speking of us being in the last days. Life as we knew it was doomed to possibly 20 more years. When people spoke of the "Big Bang" theory they were talking of the very real possibility either Russia or the USA would make a first strike. the life expectancy of the planet was 15 minutes after the launch of the first nuke.


But, somehow in spite of wars and disasters life survived. Now, it is your turn to see what you can do with the next 50 years. Sorry, we didn't leave you much to work with, but perhaps one or 2 leaders will emerge with enough sense to avoid the errors of the past 50 years.
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Hashim_507
05-07-2007, 06:29 AM
In the 2000's has accured many minor signs of judgement days. 2000's means doomday is getting a lot closer than the times of the Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H.).
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guyabano
05-07-2007, 06:54 AM
I tend to agree with Woodrow. Nothing much will happen execpt that science and Technology is progressing. Hopefully, the middle east will also recover from its wars and terrorism will be just a bad souvenir from the past.
We (at least, my children. I doubt I will) will drive cars powered by hydrogen and everybody will have its own 'mini solar powerplant' on the roof of his house to produce clean electricity.

I have a positive vision for the future
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NobleMuslimUK
05-07-2007, 04:21 PM
:sl:
Only Allah SWT knows what the future holds, scientists can predict as much as they like. InshAllah the prophecies will be fullfilled and this world will come to its end, as it will no longer be able to bare the burden of mans, astronomical level of sins that are in abundance today. Whats the point of living in a world where I have to share it with kaafirs and messed up muslims who disobey Allah SWT. The longer this world last the more inhabitants of hells will be living in it.
In 50 years time InshAllah I want to see the end of kufr and domination of Islam, not flying cars, robots, or a luxurios life.

Allah SWT knows best
:w:
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Encolpius
05-07-2007, 07:05 PM
Right, here's my 0.02€...

In 2057, China will almost certainly be a world superpower by feigning communism but actually being the most capitalistic nation on earth. The communist ideology they espouse is simply to promote a worker-ant-like mentality amongst their 1.3 billion people. The vase majority of the world's goods will be generated in their sweatshops. Indeed, the Chinese have some of the strictest labour laws about but when the Western dollar is at stake they are more than happy to turn a blind eye to such abuses, which helps to deflect a majority of criticism.

North Korea will either go apes**t and make a last-ditch attempt to invade the South - with some chance of success, I might add - or when Kim Jong-Il carks it the North will be annexed by China (who are still ostensibly fellow socialists.)

The Middle East is a precarious situation. Once the US pulls out of Iraq it's highly probable that it falls into civil war. In any case, by 2057 there will still be chaos and fundamentalism rife in the Middle East, just that in the eyes of the US it'll be different countries considered the "good guys" (i.e. on their side, like Saddam was in the 1980s in the war on ayatollah-based extremism.)

The EU will be a lot more congealed, possibly even a federal superstate. And if it did unite that closely, it would become a superpower overnight - at the moment France is the world's sixth largest economy, Britain the world's fourth, and Germany third, and Spain and Italy are pretty big as well. Combined with the impressive growth in Poland and Romania... you get the idea. Oh, and as Britain and France are both nuclear powers...

Wealth will become exceptionally polarised, even more so than today, with the EU, America, Japan, and the ruling classes in China at the one extreme, and everywhere else beneath them.

By 2057 humanity will probably be forced to seriously consider orbital cities and maybe even lunar colonies as a solution to crushing overpopulation. Earth will hold over 10 billion of them, the majority in developing countries in Africa and South Asia. Naturally, this will lead to widespread famines and poverty in such areas as we can barely provide enough food for 6 billion at the moment.

Still, as Michael Moorcock said back in the 1980s, "It is the business of the future to be dangerous."
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Muezzin
05-07-2007, 07:38 PM
Originally Posted by Trumble
I know what we WON'T be seeing, fish & chips.

'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
Finally, the great British dish will become a rare delicacy! :p

And we better have Back to the Future hoverboards in fifty years time or else I'll eat a dog.

A hot dog.

Without mustard.

Bleh.
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Encolpius
05-07-2007, 07:41 PM
Oh 'eck. I've not been to a chippy in years. Best get a move on!
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HBot 5000
05-08-2007, 10:53 AM
More fornicating, more drinking, :zip: :Evil:
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skhalid
05-08-2007, 10:56 AM
I beg they have robot actors cause humans would be too expensive lol
Mcdonalds..out of business...muhahahahahaha....that would make my day...but sniffs* I wont be there to see it....feeling all emotional now :(
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Encolpius
05-08-2007, 11:30 AM
Originally Posted by HBot 5000
More fornicating, more drinking, :zip: :Evil:
Well nobody's forcing you to partake in it...
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alcurad
05-08-2007, 12:01 PM
Well nobody's forcing you to partake in it...
might not be a choice in some societies later on.won't last long though.
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Encolpius
05-08-2007, 02:13 PM
Originally Posted by alcurad
might not be a choice in some societies later on.won't last long though.
Now that's a trippy thought. "Womanise and become an alcoholic or we'll slay your entire family."

Somehow I can't see that happening myself, state-enforced promiscuity.
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NobleMuslimUK
05-08-2007, 02:23 PM
Originally Posted by Encolpius
Now that's a trippy thought. "Womanise and become an alcoholic or we'll slay your entire family."

Somehow I can't see that happening myself, state-enforced promiscuity.
The devil doesnt have to force anyone, he only whispers evil thoughts.
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FatimaAsSideqah
05-08-2007, 02:33 PM
:sl:

Chapter: 33, Verse: 63

Men ask you of the Hour. Say the knowledge of it is with Allah only.
What can convey to you that may be the Hour is near.

Chapter: 29, Verse: 53

They bid you to hasten on the doom.
And if a term had not been appointed,
The doom would have definitely come on them.
And it will come upon them suddenly
When they perceive not.

So we don't for sure know what would to happens in this world by the future!

:w:

Fi Amani Allah
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Chiteng
05-08-2007, 05:13 PM
I would guess that it will be a depopulated wasteland, with the few survivors
desperate for food. Possibly water as well. Tailored disease will stalk the land
and quite sadly I suspect most of the worlds fauna will be dead.

If Nuclear weapons have been used, add frozen wasteland to the description.

There is nothing acting in the world to prevent this fate.
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AHMED_GUREY
05-08-2007, 05:59 PM
I'm 70 years old but still goodlooking

with 10 children

and 56 grandchildren

crashing my flying car every two months

Insha-allah

oh yeah the World....

still the same old nonsense only more advanced
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Encolpius
05-08-2007, 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by NobleMuslimUK
The devil doesnt have to force anyone, he only whispers evil thoughts.
But surely people have the free will to avoid acting on those thoughts?
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Muezzin
05-08-2007, 10:05 PM
Originally Posted by Chiteng
I would guess that it will be a depopulated wasteland, with the few survivors
desperate for food. Possibly water as well. Tailored disease will stalk the land
and quite sadly I suspect most of the worlds fauna will be dead.

If Nuclear weapons have been used, add frozen wasteland to the description.

There is nothing acting in the world to prevent this fate.
Cheer up. At least we'll have Back to the Future hoverboards.
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Encolpius
05-14-2007, 01:06 PM
It would not actually surprise me if sooner or later there was a major regional armed conflict between a nation state and a multi-national corporation.
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جوري
05-16-2007, 03:57 AM
Originally Posted by Chiteng
I would guess that it will be a depopulated wasteland, with the few survivors
desperate for food. Possibly water as well. Tailored disease will stalk the land
and quite sadly I suspect most of the worlds fauna will be dead.

If Nuclear weapons have been used, add frozen wasteland to the description.

There is nothing acting in the world to prevent this fate.
Agreed-- I see this in the future


then this <<Gog & Magog



the fog of the end except of course less scenic
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Woodrow
05-16-2007, 08:46 AM
Originally Posted by Encolpius
It would not actually surprise me if sooner or later there was a major regional armed conflict between a nation state and a multi-national corporation.
Perhaps that is already taking place. Some of the current Multi-National corporations already have more employees than the population of some countries. It is only a question of if the employess will have more loyalty to the "Company" or to the country they are a resident of.
Of the world's 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations and 49 are countries.
compiled by Sarah Anderson and John Cavanagh of the of the Institute for Policy Studies in their Report on the Top 200 corporations released in December 2000

(Corporations are in bold italics)

Rank Country / Corporation GDP / sales ($mil)
1 United States 8,708,870.00
2 Japan 4,395,083.00
3 Germany 2,081,202.00
4 France 1,410,262.00
5 United Kingdom 1,373,612.00
6 Italy 1,149,958.00
7 China 1,149,814.00
8 Brazil 760,345.00
9 Canada 612,049.00
10 Spain 562,245.00
11 Mexico 474,951.00
12 India 459,765.00
13 Korea, Rep. 406,940.00
14 Australia 389,691.00
15 Netherlands 384,766.00
16 Russian Federation 375,345.00
17 Argentina 281,942.00
18 Switzerland 260,299.00
19 Belgium 245,706.00
20 Sweden 226,388.00
21 Austria 208,949.00
22 Turkey 188,374.00
23 General Motors 176,558.00
24 Denmark 174,363.00
25 Wal-Mart 166,809.00
26 Exxon Mobil 163,881.00
27 Ford Motor 162,558.00
28 DaimlerChrysler 159,985.70
29 Poland 154,146.00
30 Norway 145,449.00
31 Indonesia 140,964.00
32 South Africa 131,127.00
33 Saudi Arabia 128,892.00
34 Finland 126,130.00
35 Greece 123,934.00
36 Thailand 123,887.00
37 Mitsui 118,555.20
38 Mitsubishi 117,765.60
39 Toyota Motor 115,670.90
40 General Electric 111,630.00
41 Itochu 109,068.90
42 Portugal 107,716.00
43 Royal Dutch/Shell 105,366.00
44 Venezuela 103,918.00
45 Iran, Islamic rep. 101,073.00
46 Israel 99,068.00
47 Sumitomo 95,701.60
48 Nippon Tel & Tel 93,591.70
49 Egypt, Arab Republic 92,413.00
50 Marubeni 91,807.40
51 Colombia 88,596.00
52 AXA 87,645.70
53 IBM 87,548.00
54 Singapore 84,945.00
55 Ireland 84,861.00
56 BP Amoco 83,556.00
57 Citigroup 82,005.00
58 Volkswagen 80,072.70
59 Nippon Life Insurance 78,515.10
60 Philippines 75,350.00
61 Siemens 75,337.00
62 Malaysia 74,634.00
63 Allianz 74,178.20
64 Hitachi 71,858.50
65 Chile 71,092.00
66 Matsu****a Electric Ind. 65,555.60
67 Nissho Iwai 65,393.20
68 ING Group 62,492.40
69 AT&T 62,391.00
70 Philip Morris 61,751.00
71 Sony 60,052.70
72 Pakistan 59,880.00
73 Deutsche Bank 58,585.10
74 Boeing 57,993.00
75 Peru 57,318.00
76 Czech Republic 56,379.00
77 Dai-Ichi Mutual Life Ins. 55,104.70
78 Honda Motor 54,773.50
79 Assicurazioni Generali 53,723.20
80 Nissan Motor 53,679.90
81 New Zealand 53,622.00
82 E.On 52,227.70
83 Toshiba 51,634.90
84 Bank of America 51,392.00
85 Fiat 51,331.70
86 Nestle 49,694.10
87 SBC Communications 49,489.00
88 Credit Suisse 49,362.00
89 Hungary 48,355.00
90 Hewlett-Packard 48,253.00
91 Fujitsu 47,195.90
92 Algeria 47,015.00
93 Metro 46,663.60
94 Sumitomo Life Insur. 46,445.10
95 Bangladesh 45,779.00
96 Tokyo Electric Power 45,727.70
97 Kroger 45,351.60
98 Total Fina Elf 44,990.30
99 NEC 44,828.00
100 State Farm Insurance 44,637.20
Source: http://www.corporations.org/system/top100.html

Some food for thought when you stop and think that Sony is now a larger world power than the Country of Pakistan.

Corporations are now larger and more powerful than most of the world's Kingdoms, Democracies, Republics, etc.
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Encolpius
05-16-2007, 09:14 AM
Originally Posted by Woodrow
Perhaps that is already taking place. Some of the current Multi-National corporations already have more employees than the population of some countries. It is only a question of if the employess will have more loyalty to the "Company" or to the country they are a resident of.


Source: http://www.corporations.org/system/top100.html

Some food for thought when you stop and think that Sony is now a larger world power than the Country of Pakistan.

Corporations are now larger and more powerful than most of the world's Kingdoms, Democracies, Republics, etc.
Not to mention that certain companies, such as certain mammoth heavy industry conglomerates in the Far East, often have their fingers in enough pies that they could become self sufficient with little to no effort. How long before one such giant sets up a wholly-owned subsidiary to provide "security guards" for its own premises and for hiring out to other companies? It would have a private army, in a way.
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Woodrow
05-16-2007, 09:36 AM
Originally Posted by Encolpius
Not to mention that certain companies, such as certain mammoth heavy industry conglomerates in the Far East, often have their fingers in enough pies that they could become self sufficient with little to no effort. How long before one such giant sets up a wholly-owned subsidiary to provide "security guards" for its own premises and for hiring out to other companies? It would have a private army, in a way.
I believe this would be considered a fair sized Army by many standards.


The Securitas Aktiebolag is a Swedish security solutions (security guard) company. It has 230,000 employees in over 30 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Argentina. The company which is now based in London has service lines that include uniformed security officers, consulting and investigations, systems integration and cash-in-transit.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securitas_AB
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05-16-2007, 09:57 AM
:salamext:

Will advances in medicine help us stay young forever?
Errmmm no. Thats and stopping death coming no one can acheive, even 5000 years ahead and with the best of technologies.

Indeed:
"Every Soul Shall Taste Death..."
[Qur'an, 3:185]
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