Do you feel the next 20-30 years will be amazing or terrible for the world?

It's too soon to tell, but it's going to be one hell of a ride. First the increase in robotics and tech will take a huge slice of jobs:

Technology is on its way to slowly destroy the world's economy, most notably employment as a whole. In the long term, only technological professions (computer engineers and the like) will be safe and be spared from a downfall.

Technology will continue to (ironically) "develop". We have already passed the point of no return, though. In sharp contrast to many ignorant people's convictions. Numerous sectors become have become a victim of technological "devolution".

Talking about war is pointless. War globally returns year after year, time after time. Our human history has shown that. Words cannot describe. Superlatives galore. The answer to your question is "terrible". An understatement.

I probably shouldn't get old. Time to make up your own mind what's going on here and tell yourself what you want. I'm afraid that social-economic viability will continue to decline.

Lastly, we have already weakened the strength of the middle-class. Rich and poor will be the two main population groups in the future. To change that over the next 20–30 years will be a hard task. Money's through the roof for a long time now.

Water goes where water goes, and it has terrible consequences. Money and technology replace water in this one. Oh yeah, ironically we will be out of water in a zillion years. That I don't know, but we surely will run out of water, too.


No mention of global warming or climate change so far. Climate change has increased the possibility of catastrophic weather phenomenon as we are witnessing now in 2018. Droughts will continue. Floods will continue. It doesn't matter what Trump thinks, global warming will get way worse before it gets better.

In 25 years the sea levels will have risen to the point where they cannot be ignored. In 25 years, people can debate the existence of global warming all they want-it won't matter. The only thing that will matter is action, not words.

Anyway, my answer is this: It will be amazing. Why? I have faith. I have faith in human resourcefulness and ingenuity. Already we are seeing technologies being built that can extract CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it into practical energy.

Our saving grace will be our intelligence. We have built the seed vault. We know how to harness the power of the atom. Our species will survive... even if it is handful of us.

Do you feel the next 20-30 years will be amazing or terrible for the world?

Both. Technology will continue to march on and do even more amazing things. More of the world will be able to use electricity and internet than ever before. However, a small portion of people are really horrible and will continue to be so. Their ability to do damage will accelerate with technology. Instances of one individuals violence will likely effect tens of thousands over the next 20–30 years as they're able to harness biotechnology or drones or AI in different ways than we've seen done before. The increasing concentration of wealth we've seen over the past 40 years is unlikely to end in any way but horrible violence.

Personally, I think the word "interesting" bridges the gap perfectly between both words you've suggested. And "interesting" is generally a word that can be a forewarning of "chaos" in many cultures. And I think these "interesting times" are, quite frankly, just around the corner. I hope I'm wrong!

I believe the next 20–30 years provides us the opportunity to be be amazing. But with technology advancing as fast as it is this will be a period requiring governments to become proactive. Just as the automobile forced governments to build roads and mandate regulation so to does current and future technology. It is essential that we have leaders who will be proactive in every facet of government and industry. Lacking this the reactive approach is always too slow and expensive. It always cost more to repair a failure than it would have cost to prevent it.

What questions do software engineers hate getting?

What are you working on? (MYOB).When will (insert a rediculous or unusually difficult project task here) be ready for deployment?Will you be available over the weekend? (No).What do I do now? (Get a clue, honey.)Can you help me set up my environment?I can't work on your

Should I report an alien sighting, or am I just delusional?

You're not necessarily delusional but don't assume ships are aliens. Authorities already know almost all ships reported are military craft. Reporting to police, etc., will likely be a waste of your time.If you saw an actual alien that's certainly hard to keep to yourself. But, again, it can still be a military operation in which

Can a vehicle run at the speed of light?

Use mass-energy equivalence equation (E = mc^2) and replace the relativistic mass with the Newtonian one (m = m0/(1-(v/c)^2)^-1/2 ) and set velocity v to c and you ll find that you need infinite amount of energy to move at that speed . but photon is something different ... it has no rest mass . it has