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    I could see the death penalty falling even more out of vogue in the next generation.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightyear View Post
    I agree with that. Am not sure if the moral swing has to be frightful though...
    Humanity loves extremes for some reason. I predict that yes, morals will continue to get more and more libertine, we'll get pretty darn extreme and only then the snap back in reaction to it.

    Now I don't agree with either extreme, it's nothing I am cheerleading.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    I think a page from Huxley's Brave New World would probably be more apt to our current situation: where people are enslaved through pleasure as opposed through fear. The mobs of Ancient Rome were kept quiet through bread and circuses; the modern mob is kept quiet through reality TV and internet porn.

    Tyranny through the carrot, as opposed to the stick.
    Oh don't worry, society will beat the individual with the carrot for a while and then the stick. Get slapped by the left hand and then the right hand...because if it was just one hand, one might be able to become accustomed to it and achieve a balance. That's never gonna happen!

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same; morals will get more extreme (in my PoV / the current public's PoV) from now; maybe polyamory will be normal, drugs won't be illegal, more skin exposed in public, etc, until some cataclysm happened in which humanity was devastated, and then it'll snap back again to the other side (if not making a new set of morals already)

    but as for belief, I think homophobia will be one of the quickest one to be outdated. >_>; that, and eating meat. (maybe not outdated, but will be outlasted by vegetarianism so much that eating meat will be today's vegetarianism?)

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