Top 10 Things We Can Hope for in the 2020s

Next year will be 2019 which will be the final year of the 2010s, and I honestly gotta say the 2010s have been an absolute disaster in my personal opinion. Everything from politics, society, entertainment, etc. has gone downhill fast. And I don't really know what the world's gonna be like once we hit the 2020s, but hopefully it's way better than it is now. We all just have to be positive and hope for the best.

Now hear me out, I'm already aware of the fact that no decade is perfect and that a decade has no supernatural powers to make everything better. I'm just saying that we should all stay positive and hope for the best in the 2020s. But keep in mind that if you want the world to get better then you're gonna have to get up off your tail and make it better. Hard work is very important and if you want things done right you're gonna have to do them yourself.

The Top Ten

1 World Peace

I know it's probably never gonna happen but I decided to put it at number 1 anyway because it's something we all want anyway.

As much as I want this to happen, I don't think it can be attainable. With everything going on in our world right now, it just can't happen. Also, the world having small but resolvable conflicts makes it more dynamic to me. We all have to disagree with some things. If there is complete peace and everyone is never fighting again, our world would be less dynamic. Again, those fights being only minor. As I said before I do really want world peace to happen. - PhoenixAura81

In order for this to happen, we must impeach the president: Trump. - irises

Impeaching Trump may or may not be a possibility, but what is certain is that the US needs a better president, regardless of his/her political allegiance.

And that's just one problem. World Peace can only be gained through unity, effective leadership, trust and being willing to risk important things for good outcomes, all of which is very difficult to come across. That, and that there's several problems around the world to overcome too. - CrimsonShark

Even though it won't happpen - DrayTopTens

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2 Better Society

Not just in America, but everywhere. We could all just be classy decent people and treat others with respect.

One where people can accept that not everyone is a clone of them, maybe? - Cyri

THAT'S something more attainable than world peace. If different countries have leaders and people that can make changes, it can happen. - PhoenixAura81

Well if we achieve it here at TheTopTens, that just might be a stepping-stone to a better society!

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3 No More Shootings at Schools

An end to shootings in general, not just school shootings - Kanyae90

We had Parkland and Santa Fe both happen in the first half of 2018, and those were only the two shootings that ended up getting the most news coverage. This needs to stop. - allamassal

I live super close to Santa Fe high school. I actually know some of the students there and the day it happened I just broke down, I was so worried about them. Fortunately they all made it out, but the other students who lost their lives, while they may be gone, will be remembered for years to come.

GUN CONTROL!

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4 A Better Economy

A well structured and secure global economy, with plenty of jobs for everyone. Life would be easier as people will be empowered to build their lives up leading to a better standard of life for all.

5 Parents Raising Their Children Better

Oh my God, PLEASE make this happen! Too many parents nowadays are making their kids absolute softies! Being an overprotective parent does more harm than good. Stop having the "everyone gets a participation trophy" attitude because the real world does not function like that at all! I get it, you want your kids to be your friends, but telling them no sometimes is a great thing. Maybe you have to lecture too, and that's good too (although if you're going to beat your kid, you are going a bit too far).
This is probably due to faulty research on my end, and if anything is wrong, I apologize, but how come with any other generation, kids could go outside for hours and do whatever, despite having a higher crime rate and all that? Crime is very low now and yet you the most you'll let your kid outside is for the patio steps?
I swear, maybe things like this is why everyone is offended over the smallest thing (or maybe not. Am I completely in the wrong here? Is it the internet that's doing ...more - wrests

Anyone encouraging the clobbering of kids should receive lacerations while hung upside down until they fade or die. They deserve this for being uncaring for other human beings who does not deserve it.

Dear future parents, don't let kids under 10 use internet, let kids between 10-12 use internet, but they can't make an account, and let kids 13 and above use internet with little or no restrictions. Don't let your kids under 13 have a phone. And last, supervise your kids when it comes to video games; I don't want to see some pointless news about "video game addiction", when the news reporter blames a video game developer for it, when it's actually the parents laziness that's to blame. - MrCoolC

I got lucky my mom and are all ways in my life they take me places helped me learn in school they care about me so much the payed 200 $ to get me to a try out for travel basket ball (I made it)I love them so much

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6 For Rule 34 Artists to Stop

R34 artists aren't my cup of tea either, but it's best to ignore them than to give them negative attention. - CaptainMowzker

It's time to stop!

What's Rule 34? - PhoenixAura81

It hurts the creators and fans of the books, T.V. shows, films, games, etc that don't like r34. The characters might be like family members, or their life's work, to the creators.

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7 Better Music

Get past mainstream music and you'll realize that almost every music genre has been experimented on and popularized in some way, paving out some really impressive music artists. Folk, Indie and Electronic have some really good artists beyond just what's given in the charts, Underground Rap is becoming more prevalent and praised, and Metal has become way more popular than it was during the nineties and two-thousands. - CrimsonShark

I agree about metal (not much familiar with the details in Folk, Indie and Electronic music developments, so I can't say but you might be right about them, too) - Metal_Treasure

"I wAs BoRn In ThE wRoNg GeNeRaTiOn! "
Can we please stop saying that all modern music is bad? I believe there has always been just as much good and bad music. If you can't find a song released in the last year that you like, you aren't looking hard enough. Thanks to the internet, you can listen to a virtually limitless selection of music, weather that's Ariana Grande or some small indie band with 150 followers on Soundcloud. If you don't like what's popular, then just support one of the thousands of smaller artists that exist! - Atham

Music has gotten worse with every decade. Music especially in the 2010's is trash. No longer where the days where music has message nor with meaning. Nowadays no thought is put into music its all about making songs louder from the competition. Rap has token over music and it's resulting very well. Hopefully, music gets better and actual thought and effort is put into it.

Despite what you think you're saying, know that it reads "I'm lazy and I only listen to what the mainstream has to say".

Music is better nowadays; the mainstream stuff is just bad. - somelifeonaplanet

Ragtime has to make a comeback

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8 The War on Terror Finally Ends

Didn't it end in 2013?

Enough said.

9 Better Politics

American Politics overall need to undergo a massive revamp if the US really wants to prosper. Politicians also need to be more experienced, understanding, connect with their audience and see what their country needs most. That, and the Left and Right Winged parties need to improve themselves by a large margin, lest the country really wants to remain divided.

Politics in developing countries aren't too bright either, but there are people who are determined to get the best person possible to lead them. - CrimsonShark

Right now, the political parties in America are just two groups that loathe the other, which leads to heated fights between people with opposing political views. I hope this improves in the 2020s. - allamassal

Considering how America's politics today are a complete mess, we can only hope for better ones in the next decade (this could also apply to any politics from any nation).

I wonder if Donald Trump wins the election in 2020. :( like this if you think it is a bad thing that Trump wins the election again.

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10 More Intelligent People

We need them because they could help us with certain things in life like finding the cure for cancer or inventing time travel. Without them we're nothing.

Yes, please! Including more of them on this site. - Metal_Treasure

What is your definition of someone intelligent though? Someone that thinks the same as you? - MaxPap

We have Flat-Earthers, Anti-Vaxxers who think vaccines cause autism, and PETA. - MrCoolC

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The Newcomers

? People to Use Swear Words Less Often

People throwing swear words everywhere (especially online) has bothered me for too long now.

It doesn't bother me too much, because it makes them look worse, not me. - Lightnin9

Especially for people under 12. - MrCoolC

? Less Brain Fetishism in Fanfiction

The Contenders

11 More Accepting of Different Beliefs

Nobody knows the true meaning of life but to me personally, I think all religions are equal and we need to stop fighting over which one is the right one.

Just no nutty people - you know flat earth society, creation museum, chick tracts, rapture.

Fixing this will fix the war problem. Problem is, it will never happen. Different beliefs is the reason why we do war for the last 2000 years or even more than that. - MaxPap

Live and let live. everyone can have your own opinion. respect other's opinions. - Lightnin9

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12 Less Pollution

To live a better life we must look to the eco friendly side of us and help our planet to live a long healthy life the friendly way.

Stop mining coal and use those solar panels!
Can't go solar if a huge cloud or fog is in the way!

Thank you! Pollution will hurt you for the rest of your life if nothing is done about it.

Year 99944246: the word life is a fictional word

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13 Free Health Care

The United States, for some reason, doesn't have free or universal healthcare, when almost every other developed country is known to have it. It's kind of odd if you ask me. - CrimsonShark

It won't actually be free, but somebody other than you will pay for it.

I doubt that health care will be free... - CaptainMowzker

Just go to Canada. - Cyri

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14 Third-World Countries Will Become More Developed

"Third-World" seems to be an outdated term if you ask me. It's better to state "Developing Countries" instead as it describes a country as being willing to improve and better itself, despite hardship, problems and struggles. - CrimsonShark

"Third World" is a term that goes back to the Cold War. These were the countries that, if a war broke out, would remain neutral. Generally, these were poor countries, hence our current usage of the term. - Cyri

I accidently voted this - B1ueNew

15 Trump Losses 2020 Election

Even if Trump does lose, is there any viable presidential representation for either Democrats, Republicans and/or third-parties that you can choose from? This statement isn't valid if you don't have an idea who to envision for the next US president.

Also, I think people focus more on hating the current president than thinking who should be the next, to the point where it kind of becomes an afterthought. - CrimsonShark

That would be amazing. - CaptainMowzker

I'm positive this is a guaranteed, based on society. Oh wait, both Bush and Obama were reelected. - MaxAurelius

Yes!

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16 Healthy Food Becomes Less Expensive

If healthy food becomes cheaper, more people will eat it, and less people will be fat.

Defintley I totally agree with whoever said that thumbs up to you

17 People Eat Healthier

We don't wanna get fatter and fatter, and we especially don't wanna kill more animals. We have to eat better so we can stay in shape.

*Cough cough* McDonald's *Cough cough* - MaxPap

Rip my diet is 95% junk food - purpleyoshi98

This is my goal!

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18 Good Cartoons Coming Back

Oh yeah the Nicktoons Movie is coming on 2020 and the Loud House Movie and 3rd Spongebob Movie

Today new cartoons like 2016 to now is so bad.

Come on STEPHEN HILLENBERG YOU CAN RESTORE SPONGEBOB TO HIS FORMER GLORY!

I think he can still do it Stephen Hawking had ALS for decades and still had a sense of humor. - Skullkid755

19 Less Obsession with the Internet

Duh...But I personally find it difficult. I try but it's hard to find a good balance between the Internet and the real life. Moreover, I stay in touch with some people from my real life using the Internet... - Metal_Treasure

The Internet has it's pros and cons, it's not perfect in anyway, and I wish people would stop treating it like a flawless thing. - RogerWatersfan1999

Agree. People should stop being obsess with Instagram and other social media.

tRuE.

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20 Less Homophobia

On certain websites you get more hate for being a white, heterosexual man than for being a homosexual.

*Cough* *Cough* Tumblr *Cough* *Cough* - MaxPap

Hate the sin love the sinner - namesnipe

I believe there's a thing above this saying "Be more accepting of other people's beliefs." What happened to that. idiots. - LordDovahkiin

Agreed. - LapisBob

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21 We Go to Mars

Nope, this won't happen. Stupid humans wanting to rule everywhere. Why won't humans try to conserve environments on Earth or other planets by leaving them be (with no human influence, etc)? - DinoLover4242

Yet a expedition is being launched to mars in 2019 and life habitat pods are being launched next month in november 2018

I believe our technology is there but it will take years to plan... my bet is late 2020s at earliest - Alapisboy

People actually went to Mars before but I don't know why it's not showing up on YouTube and the Internet

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22 Less Obsession with Social Media

Just an opinion. - DinoLover4242

Yes this needs to happen right now as social media has tanken over the world and that is bad so less obsession with it PLEASE!

Boycott Facebook

Here’s an idea but what if life was more than likes/followers/streaks/etc - Randomator

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23 Better Entertainment

Hopefully things like movies, games and music get a lot more better and have passion and soul out back into them for once.

Even Sports are becoming a stage for political drama. Seriously quit bringing politics into sports! - Randomator

Yeah, movies today are just movies we want to see so that the makers of it make more money.

It's all about the money. - MaxPap

And have it actually be *entertainment*, not Tumblr

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24 Less Obese People

I'm sorry you're offended but obesity is unhealthy and I want Americans to be healthy not lazy and not addicted.

That's not very nice to Obese people. - LapisBob

Yes please, I hate Fat girls, no offense but this indeed pisses me off no kidding - BigFatNoob

Obesity is a disease. It should be stopped. - PhoenixAura81

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25 Animals Gain Rights

So humans will treat animals like how people treat other people. The animals will gain much more respect and such. - DinoLover4242

Animals have feelings, and they (depending on the animal) just want to be loved and appreciated. Or, if it's a wild animal, to be set free to live life with their own kind. Animal abuse is even worse than human abuse because I can GUARANTEE you that the animal didn't do anything wrong and if it did, out of protection. - Swiftdawn

Should be number 1

No more Yulin Dog Festivals - JazzPunk

26 Artificial Intelligence

Nope, AI is destined to go wrong since as most movies shows, AI causes downfall of humanity and other related disasters, so AI should remain as pure fictional characters. - DinoLover4242

Bad idea, it will come to a complete destruction of earth - BigFatNoob

It sort of does exist right now, and it probably might advance on 2020s. - MrCoolC

If AI becomes widespread I will lose my trust in humanity that s why it needs to be banned.

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27 All Cities Have 100% Renewable Energy

I wish so humans could no longer pollute the air and global warming caused by humans grind to the halt. - DinoLover4242

I want it to happen but those people are pigs - BigFatNoob

28 Global Warming Ends

Maybe, It's a possibility. - EDT

29 Better Grammar and Spelling

Please! Grammar and spelling is my biggest pet peeve and it's damn annoying! - Swiftdawn

This gets on my nerves, especially when they ask for likes on Youtube. - CartoonCriticizer

Oh yes please especially on the WWE youtube comment section - Whatdoumean743

Almost every YouTube comment section has terrible spelling, not just WWE. - MrCoolC

There is a difference between your and you’re. - MrCoolC

30 People and Wildlife Live in Peace

I would love that, so people and wildlife (no matter how big or small) could live together in peace. - DinoLover4242

I know that, but I want many habitats preserved and many larger animals like elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and many others adjusting to city and suburban life, living peacefully alongside humans so we would get to see megafauna everyday and it is better for the environment rather than killing them off, which is bad. We should protect them and let them live in cities and make them more docile and tame over time. - DinoLover4242

31 Less Pornographic Content

It's best to ignore them, than negative comments. Porn isn't my cup of tea either :/ - BorisRule

I've seen one of my friends in life that puked while watching a Miley Cyrus video. So I agree - LightningStrike

...and I thought we lived in a society where sex is becoming more normal than anything *sigh* - Martin_Canine

R U L E 3 4 # 1 - If it exists (on the net) they're be porn of it. - Maddox121

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32 No More Hunting Animals

As much as I love animals, it is good to prevent certain animal species from overpopulating since the decline of apex predators such as wolves (at least in the US). Hunting is a way to do this. Once apex predators rise in population, there wouldn't be much of a huge need for hunting unless if it's a hobby (by the way, James Hetfield, the lead singer/rhythm guitarist of Metallica if you don't know him, is doing a hunting reality show, but it's legal hunting). I just want ILLEGAL hunting to end. It's terrible and most apex predators were illegally hunted anyway. Same with animals that aren't even predators like elephants for their ivory. Hunting illegally and for the wrong reasons is bad. Hunting to control from overpopulating is a good thing. Actually, most hunters are actually animal lovers and respect balance. - PhoenixAura81

If lab grown meat is finally developed in 2020, Then we are good with this. Also vegetarians and vegans will finally be able to eat meat. Although they need a patient 0. So an animal victim will have to be killed. - EDT

Lab grown meat needs to be very carefully made.
It is also inhumanely expensive. - BorisRule

*No more illegal hunting - MaxPap

Illegally Hunting I agree with but There is NO Problem with Legally Hunting! You can eat good meat without hormones/chemicals/preservatives/etc. And there’s regulations that hunters have to follow. You can’t just shoot whatever you want whenever you want. There’s certain seasons that you can hunt a certain animal and you are limited to a certain number of animals. Most hunters will respect the regulations and the balance. - Randomator

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33 No More Mumble Rap

Exactly! And my friends think rapping takes skill but when in reality, they just press buttons for some beat boxing and then they use their voices, it literally takes no skill while rock and roll takes a lot of skill and mindset - BigFatNoob

My guess is that this category was made by some pusC logic fan - CameronBinder

Yes, because the only musical artist that exists that doesn't do mumble rap is Logic apparently. - somelifeonaplanet

Every song of today:
I’m the best.
*unintellegible*
I’m the best in the rap game, all other rappers be ashamed.
*unintellegible* - irises

34 Less Pedophilia
35 No More Limitless Spending of Other People's Money

More opinions. - DinoLover4242

36 Less Plastic Surgeries

Butt implants are killing people. Whatever happened to just working out in the gym to get a more natural butt? - Redrocm

37 Better Video Games

Such as Nintendo reviving Dead franchises and adding Waluigi to Super Smash Bros Ultimate; and Sonic games improving for the better. - WilsonAsmara

Yeah I agree. No more stupid Battle Royale games! Also we need another Earthworm Jim game! - AlexImmortal420

I can't stand anymore of FPS or battle royale games anymore. Because of this, kids are playing games that are deemed too violent for children Bring back TRUE video games like Super Mario, racing games, Sonic the Hedgehog, Nintendo games, Sega, and more!

I love Fortnite, sorry for the people who don't (you're missing out big time) - Swiftdawn

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38 Time Travel

Time Travel is the most awful thing to exist, one tiny mistake in going back time and no matter how good or bad it is. Especially separating your friend's grandparents when they first met, you make the big mistake. I like to let things happen. Unless you should never let a human/animal see you and your time machine, then you should be fine. - BigFatNoob

I'm still a child but I know my things. One mistake could destroy our world. As if we aren't doing that enough already. And I don't believe in alternative universes, what's happening is happening now. Time travel would be terrible.

I would travel back. - Userguy44

That is epic

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39 Fortnite Battle Royale Gets Banned

Play Mario, Minecraft, Terraria, ANYTHING. ANYTHING IS BETTER THAT THIS RUBBISH. - computerfan0

NO WAY - Swiftdawn

yes!

Oh god.Another one of these people that think it should be banned just for being overrated.Good god these people are cringy 😂 - DarkBoi-X

40 Donald Trump in Jail

A man can dream lol. - ZeroBlaster

Why would you capitalize trump - ihatetrump

Because that's a name, not a noun or a verb (unless if it's in german language) - BorisRule

If he committed crimes, than that would be good. But what crimes has he committed? He committed none that I know! I don't support Trump at ALL, but he hasn't committed any known crimes. - PhoenixAura81

This wouldn't make the world better though. - Userguy44

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41 End of SJWs

Do this and I will be happy - GlassweighanCountess

Yes please! Social Justice Warriors are some of the most annoying people on the planet. Even as a person who is slightly more left leaning, I can say that these people are the laughingstock of the liberal party. Maybe if they just didn't exist anymore, people would stop automatically associating the left with these idiots. - Absolite

Even though I'm not an anti-sjw, I do have to agree with this, because then the liberal party will start being taken more seriously again, and even though I don't call myself an anti-sjw, sjws are quite annoying, no one can be in denial about that. - RogerWatersfan1999

Metoo will finally end. Poor Minnesota is forgotten because of them.

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42 Cyborgs

No! Cyborgs are immoral since they could kill off "natural" humans and I don't want to live as a half organic being and half futuristic technology. I'm perfectly fine the way I am right now. - DinoLover4242

43 PETA Shuts Down

Yes since they're evil and killed pets for no reason despite claiming that they don't want animal abuse, so they're hypocrites. The Animal Humane Society should dominate and PETA should permanently close, for the better. - DinoLover4242

IceFoxPlayz said that they support killing put bulls. I thought they were made to PROTECT animals! And also, pit bulls only get their reputation because of abuse from their owners and people also mainly set these dogs up in dog fights. It's bad owners that create bad dogs people! - PhoenixAura81

I used to not hate it. I thought they were good until I read about the crazy stuff they did. - PhoenixAura81

If they shut down people will be smarter. - MrCoolC

Or just reprogram it. - MrCoolC

I don't think PETA's going to reprogram their company. They're just going to make things worse, just like they always do. - IceFoxPlayz

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44 Better Cartoons

And not just by making everything a blatant clone of 90s Nickelodeon and The Simpsons either - xandermartin98

Yes please. - MrCoolC

45 Good Rock Music

Like inspired by late 60s rock? Hell Yeah! - LostGuyfrom2018

It still exist in 2018. It may never end. - BorisRule

Good rock music still exists... I DON'T KNOW what the hell you're going on by... - CaptainMowzker

It does exist.Skillet and Three Days Grace are still around and 3DG's song The Mountain became very popular this year. - DarkBoi-X

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46 Dimension Travel

I would love this to happen, as long as it it is completely safe. I would love to bring fictional creatures such as dragons [not mythical or generic dragons, ones from How To Train Your Dragon franchise], The Croods creatures, etc. I would love to keep a real life Terrible Terror as a pet. :3 - DinoLover4242

47 Mental health would be solved

Possibly, but likely will NEVER happen, sadly. - DinoLover4242

48 Donald Trump Executed

Wow, so you want Trump executed? This is just another anti-Trump idea. - BorisRule

As much as I don't agree with this guy, you shouldn't want anyone executed. - CartoonCriticizer

If this happened a full-blown civil war would start. It would make the world a lot worse than it is today. - ColdTurkey

Mike Pence will kick Antifa's butthole out - Maddox121

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49 Self Driving Cars Become Available Worldwide

No, this is an awful idea and won't likely happen, not even in 2020, so reason? They steal jobs and choose who to kill in some situations. - DinoLover4242

That's why we need to be VERY careful about programming self driving cars. - BorisRule

I don't want this to happen because I am 14 and I think driving a car would be more fun than sitting there while a car drives for you. Wouldn't that make you nervous? It would also steal jobs like taxi drivers or bus drivers.

Oh yeah that's going to be better credit and debit cards would disappear and car keys putting gas too! I hope 2020 it's a good year! - Lordvader3500

This sounds very convenient, but it has to be programmed VERY carefully. - PhoenixAura81

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50 Robots and Drones

Nope, bad idea since robots and drones (not current factory robots, more futuristic robots and drones) steal jobs from even the nicest and richest people. Not only that, but robots and drones can kill people it weaponized. - DinoLover4242

That will ruin humanity, just for a warning - BigFatNoob

That wpuld be great if done right! - BorisRule

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