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Lazarus and the Gimp
30-07-2008, 20:09:45
http://www.worlddreambank.org/D/DUBIA.HTM

Interesting site, with many speculative maps. A lot of thought has clearly gone into it.

Asher
30-07-2008, 20:12:03
I won't be happy until Calgary has beaches and tropical weather.

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-07-2008, 20:14:39
In fairness, Alberta's oil extractors are doing their best to get there.

JM^3
30-07-2008, 20:30:47
That's pretty cool.

JM

Debaser
30-07-2008, 20:55:28
Until you get to this bit:

"Our descendants may grow their food, but it's as likely that they'll manufacture it so as to leave the land alone--if they eat at all. We may be silicon-based AIs in far less than 1000 years. The variables here are simply too large to look at, so I've restricted myself to commenting on what "gentleman farmers" might use a land for if they wanted to--more to sketch its character than because I think future people will behave as we do. I doubt that. If they do farm, it may be something far more interesting than food: intelligent life."

http://www.worlddreambank.org/F/FELINWOM.JPG

Cranks.

Venom
30-07-2008, 21:07:26
He's a furry.

mr_B
30-07-2008, 21:21:18
he's a titless she

Drake Tungsten
30-07-2008, 21:39:55
Links to furry ravings... :q:

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-07-2008, 21:41:26
Yes, that bit was where he'd clearly got a bit bored. This rest is fun, though.

Drake Tungsten
30-07-2008, 22:22:58
A world without the East and West Coasts, the South, Quebec or Old Europe would be awesome.

Noisy
30-07-2008, 22:25:45
Cool maps.

Shining1
30-07-2008, 23:28:50
i LIKE how Auckland no longer exists. =D

Greg W
31-07-2008, 03:03:55
Well, at least they got rid of Adelaide, so something good came of it. :D

Asher
31-07-2008, 03:26:54
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
In fairness, Alberta's oil extractors are doing their best to get there.

We're doing our best to ramp it up. I want the tropics in my lifetime.

MoSe
31-07-2008, 11:53:32
Originally posted by Noisy
Cool maps.

I used to do the same in second grade, putting a trasparent on an atlas map, and tracing the isohypses at different levels.
And the opposite too with isobaths.

C.G.B. Spender
31-07-2008, 11:58:43
See, there were nerds before the invention of microcomputers!

MoSe
31-07-2008, 12:07:25
isonerds, please

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contour_line

C.G.B. Spender
31-07-2008, 12:14:03
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso_Grifo

King_Ghidra
31-07-2008, 12:20:33
Fucking furry weirdos

TCO
31-07-2008, 18:38:29
I think the article is cool And love how he loves poring over detailed maps. I would like it if there were a better way to comment/discuss the work. Also, would like a little more explanation of how the climate in the US central and atlantic states is different. How far north do the palmettos and alligators and Spanish Moss extend in Dubia?

Vincent
31-07-2008, 20:41:05
It's very nerdish