The Top Words of the Year A.D. 2116
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Austin, Texas Federation, November 3, 2116 — The Galactic Language Monitor (GLM), which tracks global trends though the Big Data-based analysis of Global English, has recently completed its 116th annual global survey.
These words are culled from throughout the English-speaking world, which now numbers more than 3.83 billion speakers (January 2116 estimate) GLM employs its NarrativeTracker technologies for global Internet and social media analysis.
NarrativeTracker is based on global discourse, providing a real-time, accurate picture about any topic, at any point in time. NarrativeTracker analyzes the Internet, blogosphere, the top 300,000 print and electronic global media, as well as new social media sources as they emerge.
The Top Words of 2116 came from the Seven Continents, and Earth Outposts on the Chinese Moon base, the US station on Mars, and the Titan and Ganymede field stations, as well as Pluto Outpost 1. The Joint Interstellar Mission is currently in the deep space silence period.
The results follow in the format of Rank, Word or Phrase, and Comment.
|1||RFUS||Name of the USA since the Great Re-federalization of the 2060s into 14 Federations (hence the new name).|
|2||Extinction||The fourth Global extinction has been declared over, with species apparently stabilization, a loss of some 400,000 species since the beginning of the 21st Century.|
|3||Global Warming/Climate Change||Common sense actually takes hold after the atmospheric temperature chart of the last 400,000 years and the land chart of 25,000-15,000 BCE (when the seas were some 300 feet lower as evidenced by the Bering Land Bridge) are accepted as the basis of discussion.|
|5||Pope Francis V||After the relatively short reign of Pope Francis I, the following four pontiffs, attempt to recapture the ‘magic’.|
|Doomsday Asteroid||Extra attention since Rogue 23 struck Inavit in 2087.|
|6||JNZE||Contention over the Jerusalem Neutral Zone Enclave continues; however all religions still enjoy freedom of worship.|
|7||Nuclear Proliferation||Spread of weapons beyond the Nuclear 10 continues (current Nuclear 10: US, UK, France, China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, and Saudi Arabia).(North Korea was disarmed in 2039).|
|8||Same-old, Same old||Phrase is popularized after US Presidential Election seems to be shaping up as Paul Walker Bush vs. Joseph James Obama for 2116 (after Joseph P. Kennedy IV and William Rodman “Bill” Clinton III withdrew.)|
|9||China Unbound||China’s economy has stabilized after its economy resumed robust growth after several decades of stagnation. There is talk of it replacing the US Federation as the largest world economy, again.|
|10||Supervolcano||After the close call with the Yellowstone Cauldron where only 1.3M died, the nations of the world begin take necessary actions.|
|11||Polar Vortex||Since the first Internet-age struck in 2014, the phenomenon has been repeated dozens of times around the world.|
|12||Scots Style||A new term introduced after Free Scotland asks to join the RFUS after being shunned by England for most of the 21st century.|
|13||World War I||World War I is finally after it lasting reverberations disappear at the 200 year mark.|
|14||524 Million||Total body count from the hemorrhagic fever outbreaks early in the century are now approaching 524 million persons. The WHO estimates that they are confident it will be in control in the next 6 months or so.|
|15||Sykes-Picot Lines||The “lines in the sand” are still raising havoc after 200 years|
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