Respectful Insolence

Seed will not be denied

Once again, our overlords at Seed demand that we answer a question.

No, not “What is your favorite color?” or “What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow”? (To which, of course, everyone knows the answer is “African or European?”)

This question:

“Will the “human” race be around in 100 years?”

My answer:

Yes, but sadly I won’t.

Next question, please. (Grant writing forces me to be more succinct than usual.)

Comments

  1. #1 Kristjan Wager
    May 17, 2006

    You knew it had to have been done, didn’t you?

    Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow

  2. #2 Ahistoricality
    May 17, 2006

    Not only will they be around, odds are pretty good there’ll be more of them.

    The real question is “will they be blogging?”

  3. #3 Alain
    May 17, 2006

    I definitely won’t be around at that time but i have to wonder, does “human race” include autistics ? and i don’t mean to joke about that or whatever, i can’t possibly be more serious than i am now.

    Alain

  4. #4 Catherina
    May 17, 2006

    sure it will, but will it still race ;)

  5. #5 decrepitoldfool
    May 17, 2006

    We will still race something. Bicycles, I hope.

  6. #6 John P
    May 17, 2006

    I’m a physicist. My favorite science question is “Why don’t atoms crash?” Opposite charges attract, of course. What keeps the nucleus from sucking in those juicy, oppositely charged electrons? Must be something, else there would be no atoms, no matter, no universe, and no blogs. :-)

  7. #7 Julia
    May 18, 2006

    I hope so. I’m thinking about writing an SF novel that would take place roughly 100 years from now. (Might be less, need to figure out the ages of the characters to tell for sure….)

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