Google Street View is able to show what the world looks like 100 years from now. What do you look at?

Google Street View is able to show what the world looks like 100 years from now. What do you look at?

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question, and eliminate your least favourite until we have a winner

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.

The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a Polaroid Socialmatic Camera  worth US$299. Votes close at midnight on Sunday.

The contestants

Contestant 1

I’d look at Mount Everest to see if it has been submerged by rising sea levels thanks to global warming. If it has, I would cry for a while, eat a large bucket of rocky road ice cream, listen to heavy metal songs, donate my college fund to charity, and then directly contact Elon Musk to volunteer myself for the SpaceX mission to Mars.


Contestant 2

I know it sounds cheesy but I’d check out my current school. I’d like to see if it’s been renovated into something even more futuristic and cool (maybe they will have replaced the old brick and stone with some kind of enhanced glass), or if it’s been pulled down and replaced by some high-rise building, which would be sad and probably trigger an internal nostalgia rush.


Contestant 3

The wall that can be seen from space. Will it no longer serve as a tourist spot, but as its original strategic use to ward off armies? You know, as the Chinese saying goes: “After a long period of unification comes separation and after a long period of separation comes unification”. I am not cursing the sovereignty of China, but history always repeats itself.


Contestant 4

Because of the super-advanced technology and quick access, I’d first go to the Amazon rainforest! Seeing the impact of careless human actions on nature would be a harsh but eye-opening wake-up call. Humans are causing serious issues like deforestation and maybe another mass extinction. We have to think of future generations and conserve the environment instead of destroying it at such a rapid rate.


Contestant 5

I wouldn’t look at anything because by 2117, Earth will probably be devastated. If the temperatures rise by just 4 degrees Celsius, it will have catastrophic consequences – heatwaves, severe droughts and major floods. Sadly, present emission trends put the world plausibly on a path toward such warming within the next century. So if there aren’t any major achievements in tackling climate change, I don’t want to know. Schadenfreude is not good.


Contestant 6

I would return to Hong Kong and see what it has turned out to be. Hong Kong has developed from a fishing village to a global financial hub during the past century, so will it become an e-commerce city with high-tech industries as we expect, or will it become a place mainly known for breathtaking scenery?

*In case of dispute, Young Post reserves the right to decide the result.

Edited by Pete Spurrier

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
You have access to Google Street View 100 years in the future. Where do you go first?

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