[FoRK] Jesus, AI, etc.
zero at rawbw.com
Fri Jul 2 08:58:54 PDT 2010
A strange mix of beliefs -- very curious to see how the responses relate
to each other.
Jesus will return by 2050, say 40pc of Americans
More than 40 per cent of Americans believe Jesus Christ will return to Earth
by 2050, according to a poll.
Here are some other findings of the poll:
? 71 per cent believe cancer will be cured by 2050.
? 81 per cent believe computers will be able to converse like humans.
? 68 per cent of those under 30 predict a world war by 2050.
? 53 per cent say ordinary people will travel in space
? Nearly three-quarters, or 74 per cent, of those polled believe it likely
that "most of our energy will come from sources other than coal, oil, and
? Yet 72 per cent believe the world is likely to experience a major worldwide
energy crisis by 2050.
? 66 per cent say the Earth will definitely or probably get warmer but it
breaks down strongly along political lines, with just 48 per cent of
Republicans saying so and 83 per cent of Democrats.
? 42 per cent say it is likely that scientists will be able to tell what
people are thinking by scanning their brains but 55 say this will definitely
or probably not happen.
? 89 per cent believe a woman will be elected US president by 2050.
? 86 per cent say it is at least probable that most Americans will have to
work into their 70s before retiring.
? 41 per cent say Jesus Christ will return within the next 40 years while 46
per cent say this will definitely or probably not happen.
? 63 per cent anticipate the demise of paper money
? 61 per cent say almost no one will send letters by 2050.
? 31 per cent expect the planet will be struck by an asteroid.
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