Alternative Timelines

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Alternative Timelines

Postby Tumaini09 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:45 am

The timeline Will Fox has mapped out is very detailed and comprehensive, and is based on what seem like the most probable current trends and economic/political directions. However, large unexpected events may change the future completely.

I envisage a section of the website devoted to alternate futures, each with a different premise. They obviously cannot be anything like as complex as the main timeline; however, there are enough links and speculative articles out there to support them on a basic level. I'd be willing to compile a few of the scenarios.

Some starting points I can think of:

1) Sudden new ice age, tirggered by an unexpected climate flip (as in The Day After Tomorrow).

2) The global warming skeptics are right after all, and serious climate change simply never happens (Merlin could write that one...).

3) A GM supervirus is accidentally unleashed, wiping out >90% of the human race within a few months. Survivors form new communities, but most existing nations cease to exist.

4) A different GM virus destroys all grass species, including major grain crops: worldwide famine, mass extinction of land animals and general collapse of society. How would people and ecosystems reorganise themselves after such a disaster?

5) Aliens make open contact with humanity and transform our civilisation with new technology and culture; or subjugate us harshly and force the emergence of a global guerilla resistance.

6) An asteroid or comet collides with the Earth - not big enough to snuff us out completely, but making life very difficult for a few decades...

7) Strong telepaths/telekinetics start being born in this century, and at least some of them see themselves as a superior human caste destined to rule the World...

Would anyone else like to work on future sidelines such as these?
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby Nick1984 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:16 pm

2015 - Russia's power grows as the Soviet Union is reestablished
2027 - USA becomes a communist country
2027 - AceFlamingo am cry
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby Time_Traveller on Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:33 pm

2011- Cancer get cured by this time
2015 -Andorra becomes a powerful country and invades Spain, Portugal and becomes a big country.
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby ExplorerAtHeart on Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:23 am

2014 US is destroyed by an EMP attack. A nuclear weapon detonated 300 km over Kansas would destroy anything that requires electricity, including cars permanently. EST 90% of the population would perish.
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby Nick1984 on Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:50 am

ExplorerAtHeart wrote:2014 US is destroyed by an EMP attack. A nuclear weapon detonated 300 km over Kansas would destroy anything that requires electricity, including cars permanently. EST 90% of the population would perish.


You're sick



;)
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby MissTomorrow on Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:41 pm

timeline based on Jurrasic Park:

Rewilding project - man clones dinosaurs back to life
Dinsoaurs eat man, woman inherits the Earth :D

2) The global warming skeptics are right after all, and serious climate change simply never happens (Merlin could write that one...).


I's liketo write a timeline about EXTREME global warming - say the methane from melting tundra turns up the heat more than any one expects, all the northen forest burn and make even more CO2. The world ends up 20 to 30 degrees C hotter than today, the ice caps melt completely & the sea level rises about 70 meters (glug!)

Tumaini09 wrote:4) A different GM virus destroys all grass species, including major grain crops: worldwide famine, mass extinction of land animals and general collapse of society. How would people and ecosystems reorganise themselves after such a disaster?


is that idea from a novel or comic?
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby ExplorerAtHeart on Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:34 pm

Nick1984 wrote:
ExplorerAtHeart wrote:2014 US is destroyed by an EMP attack. A nuclear weapon detonated 300 km over Kansas would destroy anything that requires electricity, including cars permanently. EST 90% of the population would perish.


You're sick



;)


What, its a real possibility. I read a book called One Second After I found in the library. So not my idea.. :/




MissTomorrow wrote:Dinsoaurs eat man, woman inherits the Earth :D


Yah, woMAN.
lol :P
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby StyleofBeyond on Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:01 pm

USA starts mining space.
USA elects extremely pro-business President.
USA invades Venezuela.
USA invades Nicaragua.
USA invades Syria.
USA invades Libya.
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby Nick1984 on Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:18 pm

2015 - USA becomes China's ***** :twisted:
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Re: Alternative Timelines

Postby StyleofBeyond on Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:20 pm

NO! We will not take that unless they become capitalists!
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