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Ryan Elliott
03-04-2010, 12:29 PM
Really interesting and creepy.

http://www.worldwithoutus.com/did_you_know.html

Blue Flash
03-04-2010, 12:35 PM
Garden veggies made unpalatable in 20 years is nuts! Never knew that.

panco
03-04-2010, 12:37 PM
Amazing

NATE!
03-04-2010, 12:37 PM
It's not quite as direct and to the point as the old "World Without You" site, which featured only a picture of a .38 and the words "DO IT".

Ryan Elliott
03-04-2010, 12:39 PM
It's not quite as direct and to the point as the old "World Without You" site, which featured only a picture of a .38 and the words "DO IT".


http://www.gonemovies.com/www/drama/drama/WonderfulClarence2.jpg

"Are you SURE you want to?"

Andrew
03-04-2010, 12:41 PM
See the History Channel's Life After People series for a more in-depth look at this stuff. Excellent show.

Brother Power the Gong
03-04-2010, 12:44 PM
See the History Channel's Life After People series for a more in-depth look at this stuff. Excellent show.

Seconded.

maverick-99
03-04-2010, 12:48 PM
cool!

Brian Defferding
03-04-2010, 12:49 PM
That "forever" part I found was very interesting.

Dreaded Anomaly
03-04-2010, 01:59 PM
Very interesting. I liked the part about feral housecats taking over. :lol:

RoShambo
03-04-2010, 02:07 PM
See the History Channel's Life After People series for a more in-depth look at this stuff. Excellent show.


Seconded.

Thirded.

Kingsumo
03-04-2010, 02:17 PM
It is warming to know that even 7 million years in the future plastic bottles (while mostly buried) would still be around.

If an alien race ever explores the planet post-human it is important to know that our litter and garbage will give them stuff to find.

Gordon Chumway
03-04-2010, 02:17 PM
I don't understand how the vegetables would become 'unpalatable'?

Kingsumo
03-04-2010, 02:26 PM
I don't understand how the vegetables would become 'unpalatable'?

Most vegetables, and I would say the majority of fruits have been guided over the generations to be more palatable to humans. Certain strains are mingled and hybrid-ed with others to be what they are.

Corn being huge example of this. As Maize untreated could not be digested in its wild state.

For example, most of what you find in a grocery store, or that you would plant in a garden tastes quite different to what you would find growing in the wild.

After enough generations pass, they will of course evolve to the environment and be considerably more sturdy but less edible then they are now.

Gordon Chumway
03-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Most vegetables, and I would say the majority of fruits have been guided over the generations to be more palatable to humans. Certain strains are mingled and hybrid-ed with others to be what they are.

Corn being huge example of this. As Maize untreated could not be digested in its wild state.

For example, most of what you find in a grocery store, or that you would plant in a garden tastes quite different to what you would find growing in the wild.

After enough generations pass, they will of course evolve to the environment and be considerably more sturdy but less edible then they are now.

So it's strictly about the patenting of seeds and strains, I see.

Garth
03-04-2010, 04:38 PM
Pretty fucking eerie if you ask me. But definitely the coolest thing I have read in a long while.

Kedd
03-04-2010, 05:06 PM
See the History Channel's Life After People series for a more in-depth look at this stuff. Excellent show.

Love that show/

Magnum V.I.
03-04-2010, 05:39 PM
I love that show too. Especially the episode "Life after Kedd!" :mad:

cmoney
03-04-2010, 06:13 PM
See the History Channel's Life After People series for a more in-depth look at this stuff. Excellent show.

Looks like these (from the site) are just excerpts from a book. Could be an interesting read.

Good & Evil
03-04-2010, 07:25 PM
Great read. Highly recommend the book.

Kedd
03-05-2010, 09:54 AM
I love that show too. Especially the episode "Life after Kedd!" :mad:

Why, that's no life at all.

the last ronin
03-05-2010, 11:48 AM
I saw a cool National Geographic movie about all that. Interesting.

Ryan Elliott
03-05-2010, 11:49 AM
Why, that's no life at all.


Yeah. What would the world be like without Ginger Detective Kedd?

Roman Noodles
03-05-2010, 11:50 AM
It's not quite as direct and to the point as the old "World Without You" site, which featured only a picture of a .38 and the words "DO IT".

Nice. :lol:

Generic Poster
03-05-2010, 11:53 AM
I dunno. Thundarr, the Barbarian was set thousands of years after almost all human life was wiped out, and there was still a lot more stuff standing than this indicates.

Kedd
03-05-2010, 11:56 AM
I dunno. Thundarr, the Barbarian was set thousands of years after almost all human life was wiped out, and there was still a lot more stuff standing than this indicates.

Thundarr was always a creepy cartoon to me

Roman Noodles
03-05-2010, 11:57 AM
If I want a glimpse into the inevitable future, I just watch Wall-E . . . you just know that's what's going to happen.

germanflu
03-05-2010, 12:00 PM
Seeing as how I know what life would be like if we didn't exist already, I see no need to encourage this malarkey. Life would cease to exist. duh... Complete blackness... c'mon people.

Ultimate Lurker
03-05-2010, 12:31 PM
Seeing as how I know what life would be like if we didn't exist already, I see no need to encourage this malarkey. Life would cease to exist. duh... Complete blackness... c'mon people.

I think it's assuming all humans die, not ceased to exist in the first place.

Magnum V.I.
03-05-2010, 12:34 PM
Why, that's no life at all.

It's the best life ever!!! :mad:


Yeah. What would the world be like without Ginger Detective Kedd?

Die! :mad:

Kingsumo
03-05-2010, 01:43 PM
So it's strictly about the patenting of seeds and strains, I see.

There are technical terms, and a much better descriptions for the whole thing, but I am totally drawing a blank.

Essentially, yeah though. Agriculture has pretty much guided the foods we know today, and without that hand in the mix, they would eventually revert back to form, or evolve onto something else.


If I want a glimpse into the inevitable future, I just watch Wall-E . . . you just know that's what's going to happen.

I can totally see it.

Ryan Elliott
03-05-2010, 02:10 PM
It's the best life ever!!! :mad:



Die! :mad:


I'm going to have 10 kids so I can live forever!!!