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Realistic Future Jobs for Men and Women

I'm trying to figure out realistic futuristic jobs for my characters. We're in a verge-of-singularity world, 15-25 years in the future. Convoluted neural networks and their even more awesome near-AGI ...
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Post-singularity and software develpment

In a post-singularity future, is open-source the only feasible model for software development? Or maybe a completely new model? And conversely, would the technological advancements be fast enough to ...
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Is the world of a Roguelike RPG plausible?

In this context, I will define a Roguelike RPG world to be a world where a lone adventurer fights scores of monsters who drop magical weapons, armor and artifacts that the adventurer may pick up, use, ...
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Cost of colony on Mars/Moon per metric ton

One possible approach how to estimate extend of space colonization is to define costs of it and then estimate the investments the governments and organizations would be willing to pay. In an excellent ...
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Problems of a failing economy?

I'm writing fan-fiction for the superhero serial novel Worm. The main setting in Worm is Brockton Bay, a failing city of about 300,000 people. The economy has been in decline since the decline of ...
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Does the change of dynasty make a country weaker or stronger in the long run?

When we look at our own history and particularly in China, there were a lot of dynastic changes. Almost all of these changes came with destruction and the death of many people. War also disrupts trade,...
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How to establish values of metal coins?

In real world, it is commonly thought that gold is the most valuable, then silver, then bronze (which is an alloy), etc. But it happens that uranium is more expensive than gold, even if there were no ...
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What is the effect of a non-existent economy on the environment of a world [closed]

I would like some ideas on how the environment of a world where an economy (nothing financial and no currency system) did not exist - would be affected, would progress etc etc.