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Dr. Mysterian

Dr. Mysterian

  • The Future is Babble

    Within 10 years, American English will be incomprehensible to the modern speaker. Not only will it be flooded with new words, borrowed from immigrant communities and online speech, but the American accent will suddenly and dramatically shif... more

    Aug 10, 2016

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  • The End of Government

    Anarchism is about to have its moment. The political philosophy, defined by a rejection of the state, will become the politics of choice for an enormous number of disaffected Americans who feel they have no home in any mainstream political ... more

    Jul 29, 2016

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  • The Future is Blue

    The next 10 years will be a period of unexplained sadness. A large segment of the American population will just find themselves feeling sad in a way that defies medical science -- not depressed, but merely blue, as though they were remember... more

    Jul 22, 2016

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  • Our Future Peace

    Believe it or not, we are entering a time of unprecedented peace. There will be an international exhaustion with violence that will lead to constant and vigilant focus on diplomacy and disarmament, and we will develop and economic interdepe... more

    Jul 15, 2016

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  • Happier in a Smaller World

    The most important task of the future will be one of curation. As a result of an increasingly digitized world, we will inevitably find ourselves living within a online bubble. We will be friends with people who look like us and share our vi... more

    Jul 8, 2016

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  • The End of Drunkenness

    Drunkenness will soon be a thing of the past. Even now, scientists are creating new chemicals that will make it impossible for an alcohol drinker to experience drunkenness, no matter how much he or she consumes. This will initially be devel... more

    Jun 29, 2016

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  • Meat Jellies

    One of the strangest food trends will be the revival of savory gelatin dishes, called "aspic." These dishes, often made from jellied meat broths and containing meats, fruits and vegetables, were once popular in the Americas and Europe, but ... more

    Jun 17, 2016

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    Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    The earth will soon pass through a strange space anomaly that will shred our time stream like a cheese grater. Time will move faster and slower on earth, depending on where you are standing, and it will be possible for a person to age years... more

    Jun 11, 2016

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  • The Way of the Wolf

    As sophisticated body modification becomes increasingly common, an underground will develop. There will be people who outwardly look normal, but have a series of illegal implants, mostly made with 3D printers. These devices will allow peopl... more

    Jun 2, 2016

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  • The Sour Tomorrow

    We are about to experience a great shift in our national taste. Instead of craving sweet food, Americans will instead prefer sour food. This shift will be sudden and hard to explain, but may be the result of the popularity of yogurt, which ... more

    May 27, 2016

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  • Other lives

    There is a popular science fiction concept, that of alternate dimensions that contain versions of us that made different decisions, or lived in worlds with alternate histories, and so their lives have been dramatically different than ours. ... more

    May 20, 2016

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  • A series of short predictions

    -- 100 years from now, we will still see movies starring the same superheroes on film today. They are our new mythology. -- By 2025, the most popular household pet will be the hedgehog. -- Within 10 years, most of our household chores wil... more

    May 6, 2016

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  • The Bed Dream Time

    The greatest problem plaguing mankind in the next decade will be sleep-loss. For a variety of reasons, sleeplessness will become an epidemic, comparable to the current epidemic of obesity. The average American will get less than 4 hours of ... more

    May 3, 2016

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  • The Year the Music Died

    2016 is going to be infamous as The Year the Music Died. We have already lost a number of important musicians, including David Bowie and Prince, but the march of death will continue onward. By the end of the year, over 300 musicians and sin... more

    Apr 22, 2016

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  • The digital graveyard

    The strangest funerary custom to come will be the memorializing of the dead online. It has already started with little monuments and the like left in online games that have persistent worlds, such as Eve and Second Life. But in the future t... more

    Apr 8, 2016

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  • There will be blood

    Our blood will no longer be recognizable in the future. It will be filled with man-made products, designed to indefinitely extend our lives. There will be synthetic blood, which will heal wounds faster than real blood. There will be genetic... more

    Apr 1, 2016

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