What if?

Crux

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Is the farms going under a sort of rebirth period where new users are starting to replace some of the old guard that abandoned the site out of boredom or moving on in life?
I think you're seeing a large surge of interest and registrations due to a few things, which HymanHive has touched upon
I can't speak for anyone else, but for me, every already shit website went turbo-shite in january this year. Being banned for talking about a topic (jan 6th) that happened in a foreign country is beyond retarded.
Silicon Valley has gone to town censoring social media under the guise of 'equality' 'diversity' 'antiracism' and helped to create a social credit system. This fosters a single minded narrative that cannot be criticized for fear of reprisals. The KF is effectively a last bastion of free uncensored speech on the internet.

I think theres a lot more 'advertisement' for the KF on other sites as well, Null has his MATI podcast and the Christchurch incident, theres quite a few youtubers that cover Lolcows and reference the KF as source material which reaches a lot more people who might not normally visit the depths of the Internet.

Is there a point where the KF becomes too big, to popular to remain a hidden gem? Punk rock used to be the edgy underground movement for revolution, but it became too popular and now you have Pop "punk".
 

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What if there was a truly universal language? Not talking about English, I mean an entirely new language that every living being could speak.
What if you could turn the clock back to 2010 as a means to fix the 2010s and save the timeline? How will you fix it?
Assassinate Rebecca Sugar and Ian James-Quartey.
 

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Is there a point where the KF becomes too big, to popular to remain a hidden gem? Punk rock used to be the edgy underground movement for revolution, but it became too popular and now you have Pop "punk".
Pop punk gets a bad rap. So they decided to take punk and add a middle eight and actual melodies and record it so it doesn't sound like it's being played on Cletus's braces or a barbed wire fence. Sure it's fake but punk was always fake, even the Sex Pistols were just for Malcolm Mclaren to advertise his clothes store.
 

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Pop punk gets a bad rap. So they decided to take punk and add a middle eight and actual melodies and record it so it doesn't sound like it's being played on Cletus's braces or a barbed wire fence. Sure it's fake but punk was always fake, even the Sex Pistols were just for Malcolm Mclaren to advertise his clothes store.
When I was a youngster I listened to Black Flag and dutifully hated all major label bands like you were supposed to. It's been funny to go back in middle age and put on something like Sum 41 and think, "Shit, these goofs have some pretty sweet riffs actually."

(Still like Black Flag though)

To the topic further up, you squeeze a handful of water and it falls out through your fingers. The Jonathan Yaniv debacle, as ambivalent as its effect on the farms may have been, is a classic example. Major media and social sites couldn't stop people from talking about it. They just drove people to places where they could, i.e. here.
 

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Has there ever been a lolcow here that was deeply upset by what the farms aid about them? to the point of being led to depression? And tried to charge here for harassment charges for emotional damages? As ridiculous as that is?
 

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What if there was a truly universal language? Not talking about English, I mean an entirely new language that every living being could speak.
I always wished Esperanto caught on. A universal language would make solving international problems of diplomacy so much easier. Like Cioran wrote (or Skullface said, I forget which) “It is no nation we inhabit, but a language. Make no mistake; our native tongue is our true fatherland.”
 

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What would happen if we could eventually scientifically prove whether or not an afterlife exists? If there isn’t how do you think the world would react, would we enter a state of worldwide panic, despair and chaos? Would all secularised religions crumble? Would people erupt into war, would many go mad not being able to accept that there’s nothing for the billions awaiting beyond the grave? How could humanity cope if we ever discovered such a staggering truth?
 

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Has there ever been a lolcow here that was deeply upset by what the farms aid about them? to the point of being led to depression? And tried to charge here for harassment charges for emotional damages? As ridiculous as that is?
Yeah there were noticeable cases, to the point they killed themselves too.
What would happen if we could eventually scientifically prove whether or not an afterlife exists? If there isn’t how do you think the world would react, would we enter a state of worldwide panic, despair and chaos? Would all secularised religions crumble? Would people erupt into war, would many go mad not being able to accept that there’s nothing for the billions awaiting beyond the grave? How could humanity cope if we ever discovered such a staggering truth?
I doubt the world will go hectic and stuff, after all, there wasn't that much conflict when people discovered that everything isn't made by God himself. Though idk I guess there will be a much better funeral service after people knows that their deceased still lives in the afterlife and stalking them lmao
 

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What would happen if we could eventually scientifically prove whether or not an afterlife exists? If there isn’t how do you think the world would react, would we enter a state of worldwide panic, despair and chaos? Would all secularised religions crumble? Would people erupt into war, would many go mad not being able to accept that there’s nothing for the billions awaiting beyond the grave? How could humanity cope if we ever discovered such a staggering truth?

If it's proven that there is one then it depends on what kind of afterlife we're talking about. If it's the haven or hell kind of deal then everyone will suddenly start behaving their best. If it's just a whatever afterlife everyone goes to then people will start leading riskier lives and being more unhinged overall.

If it's proven that there isn't one things won't change much from what they are now, maybe this is me reflecting but deep down I think every sane human at least suspects that this life is all we really get and acts in consequence.
 

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Bit obvious but what if none of the World Wars and by proxy any of the Korean or Vietnam wars occurred? Would we be looking at a generally happierand less culturally fractured, peaceful society today?
 

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What if gas-powered cars were never invented?
Fuck off and die, Esperantofag.
Not once had I said anything about Esperanto. You either mistook me for another user or you need to work on your reading comprehension skills.
 

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What would happen if we could eventually scientifically prove whether or not an afterlife exists? If there isn’t how do you think the world would react, would we enter a state of worldwide panic, despair and chaos? Would all secularised religions crumble? Would people erupt into war, would many go mad not being able to accept that there’s nothing for the billions awaiting beyond the grave? How could humanity cope if we ever discovered such a staggering truth?
If it was proven that the afterlife/god exists I imagine not much would change since atheists have minimal institutional power in non-communist states.

If it was proven that the afterlife/god doesn't exist, religion in the west would just be studied for the epistemology, philosophical teachings and history. Look at the earlier humans who believed this for xyz reason, the history of the Jews told in the bible, be like Christ/Buddha because he was a good person, etc.

Probably a lot more people would be depressed and commit suicide as religion offers a way for the disaffected to cope with bad things in life.

I can really only see it inciting chaos in heavily Islamic countries. The knowledge would probably be denied, cause riots in, and be banned in all Muslim countries.
 

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What would happen if we could eventually scientifically prove whether or not an afterlife exists?
On a related note, if there's no afterlife, then from the "view" of the deceased, not only would consciousness be gone but memory as well. So it would be as if they never lived in the first place from such a "view". Also with no perception of time, an infinite amount of time passes in an instant - way past any end of the universe and anything that happens after. From the "view" of the deceased with no afterlife, they become one and the same as the inanimate universe itself. And if there's no afterlife, there'd be no awareness to experience any lack of experience. The absence of an afterlife can be just as bizarre or alien as any afterlife can seem from this life.
 
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I don't understand why welfare exists. What is the justification of the welfare state. To me it just seems like parasites leeching off of the productive elements of society but if it were modified (no welfare for criminals) it could become a way to pay people not to commit crime. Are there any other better justifications for the welfare state
My guess is because of the Industrial Revolution. It caused a population explosion here in the UK and ended up with kids down mines and losing fingers in cotton mills. Rich dudes felt sorry for them and started social programs to get them out of factories and into schools. I guess once that happened, and once we started voting for politicians, they figured out all they had to do was promise more gibs. Neither the plebs nor the elites wanted to get rid of welfare, and here we are.
 

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My guess is because of the Industrial Revolution. It caused a population explosion here in the UK and ended up with kids down mines and losing fingers in cotton mills. Rich dudes felt sorry for them and started social programs to get them out of factories and into schools. I guess once that happened, and once we started voting for politicians, they figured out all they had to do was promise more gibs. Neither the plebs nor the elites wanted to get rid of welfare, and here we are.
If you want to be frank, the issue of welfare has been part of urbanized civilization ever since the Sumerians built the first ones, but on a more comparable level, I'd say we're dealing with something similar to the ol' Roman Bread Dole, spread out and evened across the world.
 

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My guess is because of the Industrial Revolution. It caused a population explosion here in the UK and ended up with kids down mines and losing fingers in cotton mills. Rich dudes felt sorry for them and started social programs to get them out of factories and into schools. I guess once that happened, and once we started voting for politicians, they figured out all they had to do was promise more gibs. Neither the plebs nor the elites wanted to get rid of welfare, and here we are.
Wow, a necro of a six year old post by a guy who was doxed and driven off the site in 2016 or so.