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Author Topic: 2300 AD predicts the near future.  (Read 366 times)

BronzeDragon

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2300 AD predicts the near future.
« on: February 22, 2021, 04:38:40 PM »
In 2012 this was in the description of the Twilight, the war the obliterated most of humanity's records in the early 21st century:

"There was a general, yet limited, nuclear
exchange that occurred sometime in the period 2020–2030,"

"Other events during Twilight included a world-wide influenza
epidemic and several other pandemics, especially in the years
following the nuclear exchange. There is considerable evidence
that at least some of these plagues originated in the bio-weapons
labs of one or more of the belligerent nations."

Of course, this scenario is not exactly rare in science-fiction, in fact most sci-fi has some sort of cataclysm that overtakes mid-stage technological civilizations and ends up generating a new age of exploration.

Still, pretty interesting.
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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 06:52:57 PM »
The original setting for 2300 AD was explicitly set 300 years after Twilight: 2000, in the same universe.

Twilight: 2000 was a game about World War III and it's aftermath.
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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 08:34:11 PM »
In 2012 this was in the description of the Twilight, the war the obliterated most of humanity's records in the early 21st century:

Still, pretty interesting.

No. Because it does not predict the future at all since you are insinuating it is foretelling the current plague. Sorry. No. Doesnt work that way. Try again please.

All it is doing is extrapolating the very common concepts of global nuclear war. That afterwards there will be plagues due to there likely being more bodies laying around than there are people able to bury or otherwise dispose of them. And, based of Japan's very real, but luckily failed, bioweapons attempts on the US, that there might also be such weapons used before, during and after.

Bog standard post apoc scenario because it is a very realistic and likely one. Been used long long long before and will be used long after.

One of Gamma World's various backstories is that before the end there was a plague brought back accidentally from a interstellar mission. Then at some point a terrorist organization threatens the world and things go downhill from there ending in a super-science war that levels most of civilization.

Pretty sure Morrow Project's post-apoc includes bio-weapons as well since one of the modules for it mentions them being used.

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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 08:46:02 PM »
No. Because it does not predict the future at all since you are insinuating it is foretelling the current plague. Sorry. No. Doesnt work that way. Try again please.

All it is doing is extrapolating the very common concepts of global nuclear war. That afterwards there will be plagues due to there likely being more bodies laying around than there are people able to bury or otherwise dispose of them. And, based of Japan's very real, but luckily failed, bioweapons attempts on the US, that there might also be such weapons used before, during and after.

Bog standard post apoc scenario because it is a very realistic and likely one. Been used long long long before and will be used long after.

One of Gamma World's various backstories is that before the end there was a plague brought back accidentally from a interstellar mission. Then at some point a terrorist organization threatens the world and things go downhill from there ending in a super-science war that levels most of civilization.

Pretty sure Morrow Project's post-apoc includes bio-weapons as well since one of the modules for it mentions them being used.

Holy shit, you gigantic jackass.

Did you not fucking read my whole post where I explicitly say it's an oft-recurring scenario in sci-fi?

Are you actually that fucking retarded or just needed a TL;DR for a 50-word post?

Did you really think I was insinuating actual history will follow the prognosis of an RPG? Did it not even cross your mind that it was interesting because it's funny that you can draw parallels between most sci-fi stuff and current events?

God, you must be a whole heap of fun at parties...
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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 08:50:51 PM »
The original setting for 2300 AD was explicitly set 300 years after Twilight: 2000, in the same universe.

Twilight: 2000 was a game about World War III and it's aftermath.

I had no idea. Never read Twilight: 2000 and started reading 2300 AD because of Traveller.
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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 09:06:36 PM »
Does it mention anything about the Lottery numbers?
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 09:45:22 PM »
Does it mention anything about the Lottery numbers?

2, 3, 0, 0?

Either that or I wish it did...
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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 09:48:21 PM »
Does it mention anything about the Lottery numbers?

2, 3, 0, 0?

Either that or I wish it did...

Ah, maybe I need to wait until after the limited nuclear exchange.
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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 09:38:07 AM »
There were flu pandemics in the 1890s, 1910s, 50s, 60s, 90s and 00s. So, calling a flu pandemic in a given decade is roughly a 50/50 bet.

Hong Kong flu in the 60s is estimated to have killed between 1m and 4m people (COVID 2.5m and counting).
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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 01:13:50 PM »
The original setting for 2300 AD was explicitly set 300 years after Twilight: 2000, in the same universe.

Twilight: 2000 was a game about World War III and it's aftermath.

Ah, Twilight: 2000... Good game, good memories.

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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 01:20:43 PM »
There were flu pandemics in the 1890s, 1910s, 50s, 60s, 90s and 00s. So, calling a flu pandemic in a given decade is roughly a 50/50 bet.

Hong Kong flu in the 60s is estimated to have killed between 1m and 4m people (COVID 2.5m and counting).

And yet COVID is the DeAdLiEsT pLaUgE eVeR! We HaVe To ClOsE eVeRyThInG aNd  RuIn ThE EcOnOmY oR wE aLl GoNnA dIe!!!!1111!!
People have very short memories... Like you say, it's a 50/50 bet and not at all uncommon.

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Re: 2300 AD predicts the near future.
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 01:26:55 PM »
Yet nearly not as prescient as the movie "Demolition Man"... that is the world today...
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 01:58:43 PM »
Yet nearly not as prescient as the movie "Demolition Man"... that is the world today...

Enhance your calm, please.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 02:06:26 PM »
Yet nearly not as prescient as the movie "Demolition Man"... that is the world today...

Enhance your calm, please.

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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2021, 03:34:19 PM »
Holy shit, you gigantic jackass.

God, you must be a whole heap of fun at parties...

Hit a little too close to the truth did I.

Keep struggling.