The next decade

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Dashing_Chap, Dec 31, 2009.

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  1. Evening ladies & gents,

    The dawning of a new decade is close upon us, looking back to the start of 2000 there have been some drastic changes in technology, politics & world events. The attack on the twin towers from 9/11 has seen the rise of international terrorism & HM Forces to be deployed in two wars. The Asian Tsunami & Hurricane Katrina have highlighted the issues of global warming & we have also seen the election of the first black US President. The internet has also gone from its fledgling start in public access from home PCs to a worldwide phenomenon even available on mobile phones.

    One can only speculate, but what sort of wonders can we expect to see in the next decade? What technological advances I wonder? What will change? What can we plan for?

    We stand in the shadow of all the generations that have gone before us, but in spite of their achievements we are privileged to live in such interesting times.

  2. Isn't that a Chinese curse? The "interesting times" bit. So will the Chinese take over as world No1 superpower?
  3. Well in 1990 I was doing MTQ2 and wondering what a platoon commander would have to site in 2010.

    I came to the conclusion he would have one x sgt, 4-5 IT specialist soldiers and and 8 or 9 of those walker things from robocop.

    Oh and we would be at war on the north coast of Africa or with the Chinese so got that wrong (or did I?)

  4. For fcuks sake - THIS decade does'nt end until 2011! :roll:
  5. I thought I'd get in early :wink:

  6. Fair one. :)
  7. I understand your argument, but the problem is that by that logic, we'll still be calling it 'the 30s' in 2040, which makes little sense to me.
  8. Le_addeur_noir

    Le_addeur_noir On ROPs

    Where I am sitting it's already started.
  9. Temporal measurement is a human construct; surely we can play with it in any way we like?
  10. Everyone knows that time starts in Greenwich old boy so you've living on borrowed time until the meridian swings by.

    I was considering sticking my todge over the GMT line when the clock chimes tonight actually, that way the very first thing in the entire world to officially enter 2010 would be my privy parts, what an honour! :lol:

  11. I predict many people will misunderstand the decimal system of numbers.
  12. The next 10 years will be far too interesting for my liking…
  13. 1 year, 5 hours and 16 minutes to go then?
  14. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I hope its not so interesting that I have to dust off the fall out shelter plans and start digging, its pretty tough ground here!