Justin Smith wrote:
I optimistically hypothesize that it will be around forever. And this is because people value and respect peace, as well as natural relaxed movements, practiced in a joyful atmosphere, that they can apply to areas outside of martial arts.
In a hundred years, sure. Forever? No.
Jorge is right. In a thousand years, Aikido will be gone, turned into "Aijujikitebukado", which will teach O'Sensei's teaching along with three other masters that thought completely different. Self defense, plus "mortal kicks to the chest", plus the fastest way to draw a laser gun out of your shoe.
Well, OK... maybe not that
different, but you get the point, don't you?