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The Future of Humanity According to Sci-Fi Video Games

The nice thing about sci-fi is that it gives you a glimpse into the future of humanity. Who knows what we’ll find out in the years to come? Game developers have taken this question and have given it several possible answers. In that regard, here are some of the possible futures at least according to sci-fi games:

We Discover Other Worlds and Empires

The world of Star Wars gives us a glimpse at a future where we discover new species on new planets. Some of them are friendly, while others are not so much. In KOTOR you’ll face the Sith Empire while going from planet to planet trying to stop them. Or you can go to the nearest cantina and socialize with the other aliens there or play some Pazaak.

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Another thing about the future according to KOTOR is that we’ve learned how to harness the living energy which is known as the Force. It’s up to you if you use it for light or dark purposes. So, you’ll either be defending the Republic or joining the Sith in their conquest.

We Unite as Humans and Take on the Rest of the Universe

The future might be grim for humanity once we spend all our resources and turn to technology for answers. The future is pretty dark in the 43rd Millennium as humans are together under the Imperium of man. We’ve discovered Orks, Tau, and Necrons and have even succumbed to Chaos Gods. The Warhammer 40k universe shows us this future where we, as one take on an entire universe.

The other aliens are out to get us and each other as they’re battling for dominion over an entire universe. To look for a more in-depth approach to this you can go over the books of this series too and you’ll find out how grim things can be. But we shouldn’t be pessimistic as there are other possible futures we can inherit.

We Live With the Other Species

In the world of Mass Effect humans are not the most important species in the universe, but they’re a part of it and together with the aliens they decide on the future of all the races, alien and human. Coexistence with alien species is possible but not everybody plays according to the rules. This goes to show that certain species are just like us, in other words, they won’t like the system and rebel against it in many ways. But that doesn’t mean that we should neglect these hurdles. Instead, we should work out every issue and solve it to enable a good future for everyone.

We Discover Artifacts in Outer Space

The Mass Effect franchise could be put in this section as well because the discovery of the mass relay helped advance human civilization thousands of years. It is possible that we can discover a certain artifact in space that will take our technology forward thousands of years. This means we’ll be able to build spaceships that can traverse the vastness of the universe and get in touch with more species and discover another batch of planets. But something else can happen as well.

Currently, space experts are discussing the possibility of mining asteroids as we are depleting Earth’s resources. Such a thing happens in Dead Space and you’re an engineer sent to investigate the ship. You’ll find out why the operations stopped and there’s no one alive on the ship. The bottom line is that we stole an artifact that attracted the attention of millions of aliens. So, maybe we should keep our hands to ourselves when tackling alien artifacts. The one in Dead Space has a conscience and can manipulate people into doing terrible things. Considering the things we’ve done in the past, we could do this too.

With these depictions in mind, anything is possible which is why we’ll see what awaits us in the years to come.

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Rupesh Kumar

First, I am an online marketing professional, as well as a night time gamer with a wide array of interests. Aside from constantly writing about games, I also enjoy writing about my other hobbies such as fitness, cooking, home DIY projects and travel. Contact me at gamerssuffice@gmail.com

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