#### rubikmaster

##### Member

Every year we keep setting new records and every year we find many more cubers with amazing talent. Cubers are getting faster and faster every day. Where does it stop? What do you think?

I decided to do a bit of searching on the forums before posting this thread and I saw a similar thread to this which was posted about 4 years ago and people were wondering when will we reach the sub-10 mark. It seemed as if it was almost impossible back then and now, just 4 years later, we have 7 second averages. Currently, 5 second averages seem impossible to us, but who knows, it could happen in just about 5 or 6 years, maybe even sooner. My question is what do you think are the limits? How much can we practice and improve the dexterity of our fingers, the speed of our thoughts, the capacity of our memory, the speed of our eyes?

Will future generations have much better capabilities than us? But then again evolution is a very slow process and cubing might even "die out" within a few decades, just like it did back in the 80's but this time it wouldn't come back 15-20 years later (I don't really know when the cube lost and gained it's popularity again so correct me if I'm wrong). It may even die in 10-15 years forever leaving no crazy new world records. But just how much can we practice and how much can we improve our capabilities? How far can we go with new and faster cubing methods? How many algorithms can we memorize for solving the cube? Will there be cubers one day averaging sub-5, sub-4?! Not just with 3x3. How far can we go with BLD, big cubes, feet solving, one-handed, etc.?

Well, I don't know the answer to these questions and you probably don't know the answer either. But I would just like to see your thoughts and predictions about this? I will also put up a poll on how far you think we can go with 3x3. I'm a pretty realistic person so I think the furthest we can go with 3x3 averages is sub-7, maybe sub-6 in 10 or 20 years but no further than that. So tell me, what do you think about all of this? I find this a very interesting topic so I would really like to see what you have to say about this.

I decided to do a bit of searching on the forums before posting this thread and I saw a similar thread to this which was posted about 4 years ago and people were wondering when will we reach the sub-10 mark. It seemed as if it was almost impossible back then and now, just 4 years later, we have 7 second averages. Currently, 5 second averages seem impossible to us, but who knows, it could happen in just about 5 or 6 years, maybe even sooner. My question is what do you think are the limits? How much can we practice and improve the dexterity of our fingers, the speed of our thoughts, the capacity of our memory, the speed of our eyes?

Will future generations have much better capabilities than us? But then again evolution is a very slow process and cubing might even "die out" within a few decades, just like it did back in the 80's but this time it wouldn't come back 15-20 years later (I don't really know when the cube lost and gained it's popularity again so correct me if I'm wrong). It may even die in 10-15 years forever leaving no crazy new world records. But just how much can we practice and how much can we improve our capabilities? How far can we go with new and faster cubing methods? How many algorithms can we memorize for solving the cube? Will there be cubers one day averaging sub-5, sub-4?! Not just with 3x3. How far can we go with BLD, big cubes, feet solving, one-handed, etc.?

Well, I don't know the answer to these questions and you probably don't know the answer either. But I would just like to see your thoughts and predictions about this? I will also put up a poll on how far you think we can go with 3x3. I'm a pretty realistic person so I think the furthest we can go with 3x3 averages is sub-7, maybe sub-6 in 10 or 20 years but no further than that. So tell me, what do you think about all of this? I find this a very interesting topic so I would really like to see what you have to say about this.

Last edited: Aug 17, 2015