The Timeline History of my future world- Feedback?

This is the timeline of the future of the world, according to my predictions.

Era 1: Post-Information Age (circa 2020-2060)

-the immediate future

Era 2: Fusion Age (2060-2100)

--the advent of fusion power eliminates the need for fossil fuels and ushers in an age of unlimited energy

Era 3: Interplanetary Age (2100-2200)

--Humanity explores the solar system and establishes bases on the moon and Mars

Era 4 Interstellar Age (2200-2300)

--The invention of Faster than light travel allows humanity to explore the galaxy

Era 5: Age of Abundance (2300-2400)

--Humanity colonizes the galaxy

Era 6: Transcendent Era (2400+)

--Humanity uploads their minds into computers and live in their own immortal designer universes

I need 5 future inventions/techs/discoveries for each era. Thanks

 

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  • 4 years ago
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    Your "future" is based on the flawed naive assumptions that technological progress is eternal and that the second law of thermodynamics is irrelevant.

    Like so many people, you assume that the technological advancements of last century are, for some reason, an ongoing trend, when the data does not support such an assumption. For the vast majority of human history, technological advancement was close to zero. A mere century of rapid advancement is not a trend. It is an anomaly. The anomaly was actually based entirely upon the excess of energy available from cheap easy oil. This excess has now disappeared, and we only have the illusion of maintaining some semblance of progress because we now base our civilisation on credit instead of the excess energy (ie value) from oil.

    The second law of thermodynamics ensures that as a system (eg energy production, technology, our civilisation) gets more complex, more effort is needed to maintain it. At some point no further progress is possible because the huge effort of maintenance cannot be supported by the available energy. At that point, stagnation is the most optimistic outcome.

    I would revise your timeline as follows:

    Post progress stage (circa 2020)

    Post information age (circa 2025)

    Rapid collapse of civilisation stage (circa 2030)

    Feudal stage (circa 2032)

    Neo-stone-age (circa 2035)

    Extinction (circa 2040)

    Cheers!

  • spot a
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    4 years ago

    Your timeline is wrong

    Era 1: Post-Information Age (circa 2020-2060)

    -the immediate future

    Era 2 Transcendent Era (2060-2080)

    --Humanity uploads their minds into computers and live in their own immoral and immortal designer universes

    Era 3: Fusion Age (2080-2100)

    --the advent of fusion power eliminates the need for fossil fuels and ushers in an age of unlimited energy

    Era 4: Interplanetary Age (2100-2200)

    --Androids with uploaded minds explore the solar system and establish bases on the moon and Mars

    Era 5 Interstellar Age (2200-2300)

    --The invention of Faster than light travel allows Androids to explore the galaxy

    Era 5: Age of Abundance (2060-2400)

    --Humanity vegetates inside their virtual worlds

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