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Khakilang
April 6th, 2010, 05:45 AM
...all the land mass joint together as one single humongous land . Just imagine all those continent join together. No ocean or sea separate between the land. Will the transportation be easier? Do you still need satellite from outer space.

And if America continent joint in the Western Europe than people can just take a train or a bus to USA or Canada. But if it join in the far east, what will happen. More goods flooding from Japan and China?
Use your imagination and tell me what you think.:guitar:

Psumi
April 6th, 2010, 05:54 AM
...all the land mass joint together as one single humongous land . Just imagine all those continent join together. No ocean or sea separate between the land. Will the transportation be easier? Do you still need satellite from outer space.

And if America continent joint in the Western Europe than people can just take a train or a bus to USA or Canada. But if it join in the far east, what will happen. More goods flooding from Japan and China?
Use your imagination and tell me what you think.:guitar:

it happens every... ~150 or ~300 million years depending on the type of super continent.

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

sixthwheel
April 6th, 2010, 06:31 AM
The last time this happened there were dinosaurs roaming around.
They're not around anymore.

Putting all of humanity on one land mass with nothing in between is not such a good idea.

Psumi
April 6th, 2010, 06:33 AM
The last time this happened there were dinosaurs roaming around.
They're not around anymore.

Putting all of humanity on one land mass with nothing in between is not such a good idea.

Weather on the oceans would be worse too.

Super hurricanes.

Raiju
April 6th, 2010, 06:34 AM
pfft. roadtrip to Australia ofc. then japan.

Crunchy the Headcrab
April 6th, 2010, 06:34 AM
The last time this happened there were dinosaurs roaming around.
They're not around anymore.

Putting all of humanity on one land mass with nothing in between is not such a good idea.
Oh did they all kill each other? I'd like to see the scientific evidence for that.

spupy
April 6th, 2010, 07:43 AM
The ones with beaches will reap some profits from influx of tourists.
Transportation may be hindered by the massive new mountains that appear on the boundaries of the old continents.
Also, a lot of place for secret evil overlord bases in the middle of the ocean, where noone checks.

murderslastcrow
April 6th, 2010, 07:47 AM
Globalization would be much easier to achieve *evil grin*.

Paqman
April 6th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Oh did they all kill each other? I'd like to see the scientific evidence for that.

Yes and no. The lack of really hardcore barriers between ecosystems was what helped the dinosaurs family dominate. Our mammal ancestors couldn't find a niche to exploit until after all the non-avian dinosaurs carked it. So supercontinents can and do skew the evolutionary playing field a lot.

the yawner
April 6th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Also, a lot of place for secret evil overlord bases in the middle of the ocean, where noone checks.

This.

The great ocean will be the last frontier.

Crunchy the Headcrab
April 6th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Yes and no. The lack of really hardcore barriers between ecosystems was what helped the dinosaurs family dominate. Our mammal ancestors couldn't find a niche to exploit until after all the non-avian dinosaurs carked it. So supercontinents can and do skew the evolutionary playing field a lot.
Hehe, I'm fine with being the pinnacle of evolution. Yes me. :p

lovinglinux
April 6th, 2010, 11:58 AM
I bet there would be a lot more wars and illegal immigrations.

anaconda
April 6th, 2010, 12:00 PM
I thougth that trasportation using gargo-ships is the cheapest way to transport stuff.

tica vun
April 6th, 2010, 12:03 PM
I bet there would be a lot more wars and illegal immigrations.

Yeah, for some reason illegal immigration is much easier to deal with stealthily when you just have to sink a bunch of leaky boats in the middle of the ocean - for comparison, the Africa-Italy route has been effectively shut down by a few navy ships, while the Mexico-USA border is near impossible to secure properly.

(cue the "NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL" hippies :mad:)

NightwishFan
April 6th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Dinosaurs and other lizards, both great and terrible, shall inherit the Earth. The mighty wyverns appear and take control of the skies and seas. Man forms small groups and villages around the world, specializing in hunting, crafting, and the slaying or dragons. Other focus on the gathering and processing of natural resources; such as was done in the simpler times of eons past.

Hey this reminds me of a video game series I used to play. ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvcqtPpvk8w

Swagman
April 6th, 2010, 12:24 PM
...all the land mass joint together as one single humongous land . Just imagine all those continent join together. No ocean or sea separate between the land. Will the transportation be easier? Do you still need satellite from outer space.

And if America continent joint in the Western Europe than people can just take a train or a bus to USA or Canada. But if it join in the far east, what will happen. More goods flooding from Japan and China?
Use your imagination and tell me what you think.:guitar:

I hope this never occurs in my lifetime. As a truck driver I can just see my boss saying "Just nip over to Brazil and ...... "

Paqman
April 6th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Hehe, I'm fine with being the pinnacle of evolution. Yes me. :p

You'll be laughing on the other side of your face in a few years when a toaster has more processing power than your brain.

forrestcupp
April 6th, 2010, 01:08 PM
It would never happen. There would be a big argument over whether the Americas should move to the eastern hemisphere or whether everyone else should move to the western hemisphere. It would blow up into a big fight, and we'd just get into a nuclear war and blow the world up before anything could be done.

Besides, if this happened and all of the land masses were joined, we would lose a lot of beach front property. That wouldn't be any fun.

But maybe the benefits outweigh the negatives, so I agree that we should get started on trying to get this done. :)

The Real Dave
April 6th, 2010, 02:31 PM
We tried that before, didn't like it >.< I imagine the centre would be sparsely populated, with most people flocking to the coastal areas.

Viva
April 6th, 2010, 03:08 PM
There won't be much use for all those WMDs.

Tristam Green
April 6th, 2010, 03:58 PM
We tried that before, didn't like it >.< I imagine the centre would be sparsely populated, with most people flocking to the coastal areas.

that'd be cool.

hhh
April 6th, 2010, 04:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangaea

JDShu
April 6th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Oh did they all kill each other? I'd like to see the scientific evidence for that.

http://www.pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF055-Dinosaur_Meteors.jpg
http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF055-Dinosaur_Meteors.jpg

Crunchy the Headcrab
April 6th, 2010, 05:06 PM
You'll be laughing on the other side of your face in a few years when a toaster has more processing power than your brain.
Dang it!

eriktheblu
April 6th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Persistent drought in the inland areas, overpopulation and famine in the initial years.

Changes in political boundaries would spark several wars.

Coastal areas could possibly see an increase in severity of tsunamis.

Use of airspace would become a critical social issue. Rail transportation may begin to dominate the cargo market.

Manufacturing would shift to new areas to balance shipping costs. This would probably happen gradually as legacy facilities become obsolete.

sudoer541
April 6th, 2010, 07:05 PM
The last time this happened there were dinosaurs roaming around.
They're not around anymore.

Putting all of humanity on one land mass with nothing in between is not such a good idea.


I knowwwwwww!!! :lolflag:
Yoshies used to eat people!!!http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/images/yoshi/yoshi.jpg



so cute!!!

sdowney717
April 6th, 2010, 07:54 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodinia

It was called Rodinia and there was a snowball earth and a massive desert.



Unlike later supercontinents, Rodinia itself was entirely barren. It existed before life colonized dry land, and, since it predated the formation of the ozone layer, it was too exposed to ultraviolet sunlight for any organism to inhabit it. Nevertheless, its existence did significantly influence the marine life of its time.

In the Cryogenian period the Earth experienced large glaciations, and temperatures were at least as cool as today. Substantial areas of Rodinia may have been covered by glaciers or the southern polar ice cap.



Then there was Pangaea

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

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Pangea_animation_03.gif