The responses were interesting. I, too, had heard that there are physicists working on teleportation - so, yeah, I think that's eventually going to happen. And... I'm pretty sure that there are parts of today's world that are as bad as The Hunger Games. Yup... and, honestly - it hasn't been the too distant past where societies were pretty darn close (uh... Roman gladiators, Christians vs Lions... ) Sadly, I think humans are capable of Hunger Games' kind of thinking.
But... the one that I was totally in agreement with Beth about was the whole zombie thing. I mean, come on... zombies? For realz? Until... I saw this article on Zombie Animals! And, duh... I found it really disturbing. As in... O.M.G.! Disturbing!
Anyway... what I was really planning on posting about today are two things that I think COULD happen - one of which that might not seem too creepy - at first.
Keeping track of people by GPS . Of course, this article shows the advantages of having each student fitted with a GPS. It's all about safety. Yep - it is. When my kids were younger, as a parent, I think I would've loved being able to see where my child was - at any time.
However, as said child... there would come a point where I wouldn't want my mom, or anyone, to be able to track me down 24/7. And, as an adult - no way - nuh uh - keep your hands off my whereabouts!
Sure, there is a place for something like GPS fitting - I bet you can give me instances where you think it would be a good idea. Please let me know, in the comments, what's an acceptable level - in your estimation - of being able to be tracked!
Male overpopulation. (or The Batchelor Generation!) This is not necessarily good news for single females. For some time now, I've been wondering when countries that favor male births over female were going to realize that it won't be long before they have a huge surplus of marriageable age young men. When testosterone levels rise - and there are not enough women to go around - what is going to happen? That's a capped toothpaste tube just waiting to be squeezed!
So - what kinds of things do you see happening that you think are harbingers of the future? (Oh, I wanted to write harbingers of Spring - cause, darn it!, I want it to be Spring - NOW!) Anyway... it's your turn - what d'ya think?
Oh - and for the next two weeks, I'll be up to my eyeballs in edits on the sequel to XVI --- TRUTH. So, I'm having a guest poster for those two days. Be sure to tune in next Tuesday to find out what dystopian author Susanne Winnacker has in store for League readers!