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ABOVE - PRIMITIVE USE OF THE AWESOME POWER OF E=MC2
(Quoted from Freedom Times blogspot) Today, with the science of energy stagnated and petrified, stunting education and wisdom, it is no wonder the masses are 'flag freaking' toward their own self destruction, rather than flag waving toward an unlimited, unbounded, prosperous future for all.
Scientific Stagnation bodes an ill wind to evolution, sustainability, and survival as "cycles of humiliation, dumbing us down, violence, and Unrestrained Corporate Greed prompting resource wars with nuclear finality" join hands with global warming and ecological imbalance to precipitate the historical "rise and fall of civilization" - a Tsunami accelerating toward us with a far more spectacular event than the legends and myths of 'Atlantis and Lemuria"........ If more people knew that Energy from Corn (or going backwards to a dimwitted concept of radioactive nuclear power application ) sounded a wee bit kindergartenish and senile for the twenty first century......the Future may have a chance.
As common sense in science is lost with the continued stagnation of our energy base and deep troubling theoretical foundational issues in physics, so too, Civilization's Survival Parameters fly out of sight, out of mind, along with the values and morals inherent within new scientific understanding which new energy systems would reveal. The new scientific comprehension would eliminate the caveman 'club/stick' conflict resolution methods still used in the 21st century. Besides, caveman club/stick methods do not work well with nuclear toys, as they threaten all of humanity.
"In a primitive tooth and claw society you have survival of the fittest. But as technology progresses it makes the Power, Greed, Controller, Killer, instincts so destructive that you eventually have survival of nobody at all, except maybe a few cave men. Either evolution weeds out the Power, Greed, Controller, Killer instincts or everybody ends up dead. Either moral evolution goes hand in hand with technological evolution and connects with scientific survival requirements for evolving, living systems, or we're doomed."
The Deadly Dangers of a Mis-informed, Dis-informed & Un-informed Population, Ultimately to Itself, History Provides Ample Evidence.
Despite Damage, Our Planet Can Still Have a Hopeful Future
By LYNN LEVY
Nov. 20, 2008—
Imagine you are living on planet Earth in the year 2100. What will it look like?
Prominent scientists caution that if we continue on our current course, we will certainly see a devastated landscape. Recent reports from groups, like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, depict a future that is bleak at best, terror-inducing at worst.
But not everyone is resigned to a disastrous fate.
"It's a fascinating time to be alive," marveled Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute. "We have a chance to move from a disconnected, inefficient, badly designed world of fighting populations, to a sustainable planet."
If we take immediate global action to shift our patterns of emission and consumption, Gleick said, we could be looking at a future full of possibilities.
Optimistic experts agree, seeing our current crisis as a pivotal moment in the human narrative.
"It's really hard for us to re-imagine the world," said Heidi Cullen, a senior research scientist with Climate Central. "But by virtue of tackling the climate change problem, you can actually create a world that looks so much better."
"Imagine a city," she added, "where there's no traffic, because the transportation infrastructure is perfect. It's quiet, the air is clean. We can build all of this."
In order to solve the problems facing our species, we will have to re-imagine the ways we construct our homes, grow our food, use our water. International relations, family structures and our core values all have the potential to shift during the coming century.
There is a new path to imagine -- one to a cleaner, more equitable, more interesting world. That's a future few people have examined in detail.
"Even in the best case, if we make all the right choices, we're still going to be living through difficult times," author Richard Heinberg said. "They will be exciting times because they will be times of enormous change and challenge."
"We have a chance to move in the right direction now," Gleick said, "and I don't think that window of opportunity's going to be open very long."
Earlier this year, using the predictions of climate change experts as background, ABC News viewers submitted videos detailing what it might look like and feel like to live in a society destabilized by global warming, resource shortages and overpopulation.
View the results and submit your own video HERE.
Now, ABC News is calling on you to give us something to look forward to.
Until Dec. 8, 2008, you can upload a short video telling us what changes you think would lead to a better future for our planet.
Will people move to urban centers to live in buildings covered in paper-thin solar cells, topped with green roofs and sporting individual wind turbines? Or will they move to rural areas to explore new, sustainable methods of food production?
How will they move around -- on foot, high-speed train, a method we haven't even imagined yet? Will cars communicate with the road, or will appliances communicate with each other to increase efficiency -- and if so, how? How will people communicate?
If you live in the sustainable future, how did you get there? What sacrifices did you make? What kept you moving in the right direction? What spurred the global community to action?
You can also show us what you are doing right now to make a positive change. You might be growing a vegetable garden, biking around town, using collected rainwater. Your house might get its energy from solar panels or wind turbines. Or maybe you're even in the process of inventing a revolutionary new device.
The videos can be as simple as sitting in front of a camera and explaining what is happening in the world outside your window, or as elaborate as you care to make them. The most compelling videos will be featured alongside expert predictions in an upcoming two-hour ABC News primetime special, "Earth 2100," airing in early 2009.
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