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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smithy View Post
    If you think you're so smart, then YOU write the list!
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    Is "general stupidity" too broad a subject?
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    BACK ON SUBJECT...

    LIST
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    1. Economic Recession
    2. Global Warming
    3. Nuclear Weapons
    4. Terrorist Groups
    5. Civil wars
    6. Disease
    7. Food Shortage and Drought
    8. Extraterrestrial Forces (asteroids, comets, etc.)
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    For current threats number 1 would be general shortcomings of society and its results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario The Black Knight View Post
    People lived without money for thousands of years before modern society. All those other things will kill us before having economic trouble. Every single one of them is worse.
    But there has always been some form of currency. Where it be trading of services or basic forms of money, there has always been an accepted form of currency throughout different time periods.

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    At least SOMEONE's contributing.

    REVISED LIST
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    1. Society's Negatives and Consequences
    2. Economic Recession
    3. Global Warming
    4. Nuclear Weapons
    5. Terrorist Groups
    6. Food Shortage and all water issues
    7. Disease
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    Nocturne is one of my least favorite people.

    Ironically, he is the only one really contributing useful info for this thread.
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    Everything after number 1 pretty much stem from the shortcomings of society.

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    #1 Shortcoming of Society is the simple fact that bad things CAN happen. But if bad things didn't happen, how would we know what was good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne View Post
    But there has always been some form of currency. Where it be trading of services or basic forms of money, there has always been an accepted form of currency throughout different time periods.
    So that means that currencies can change and new currencies can cancel out old failing currencies over time. So if the economy was really that bad that it was ruining society, They could just issue a new currency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario The Black Knight View Post
    So that means that currencies can change and new currencies can cancel out old failing currencies over time. So if the economy was really that bad that it was ruining society, They could just issue a new currency.
    In the best yes, but recently we have run into a wall. In all times past, the currency used always had value of its own (e.g coins of precious metals, rods of iron, mill stones, services, etc.). However, what we now use is worthless realistically and we have no specie to back up the paper currency. What the world uses now is money essentially based on a trust system or metaphorical worth. We can't really replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne View Post
    In the best yes, but recently we have run into a wall. In all times past, the currency used always had value of its own (e.g coins of precious metals, rods of iron, mill stones, services, etc.). However, what we now use is worthless realistically and we have no specie to back up the paper currency. What the world uses now is money essentially based on a trust system or metaphorical worth. We can't really replace it.
    There's always going back to that system of using things that have worth of their own. If the ecomomy really crashes, which is a very unlikely idea, We would still be able to use a system like that, so the people would constantly have their own economy no matter what.

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    We would, but it still drives us down in economical dependency drastically.

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    I mean, we would still obviously be able to rectify the problems eventually, but it would be a hell of a lot harder.

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    But if the value was metaphorical, then in theory someone could go out and say that the dollar was worth more today than yesterday.

    Take that, NYSE.
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    currency is actually some crazy shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    currency is actually some crazy shit
    Well that could be elaborated on a little bit...

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    thats about the extent of my knowledge on the subject

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    I think whoever came up with the idea of paper money really threw off a major part of global steadiness.

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    nah paper money isnt that bad

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    It really is. In the past, currency was generally a precious metal or some object of practical use or value to society at large; but now, we are supposed to rely on some sort of trust system of metaphorical value and it just does not fly.

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    um it flies pretty well

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    Right now it does. But the idea of it is just ridiculous. Currency was picked for a reason. The ability to mass produce it cheaply is unrealistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smithy View Post
    Nocturne is one of my least favorite people.

    Ironically, he is the only one really contributing useful info for this thread.
    Hmm.
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    Did you know that black holes move across the galaxy? We're screwed.

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