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Old 08-24-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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Smile The Climax of Humanity


The Climax of Humanity
Demographically and economically, our era is unique in human history. Depending on how we manage the next few decades, we could usher in environmental sustainability--or collapse
By George Musser



http://wittylink.com/37675
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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Perhaps we need to keep the envrionment, oil and other similiar threads all in one place. All of these recent threads you've started are all pretty much leading to one big discussion about oil, environment, vegetarism, etc.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:57 PM   #3
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:01 PM   #4
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When everything is depleted we'll live like monkey's
 
Old 08-29-2005, 04:35 PM   #5
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Well, rvijay, with that said, is there anything that you plan to do (or would like others to do) to help preserve our way of life? Or are you looking forward to changes?
 
Old 08-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #6
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Well, rvijay, with that said, is there anything that you plan to do (or would like others to do) to help preserve our way of life? Or are you looking forward to changes?
Personally for me, I am hoping for excellent breakthrus in Nanotechnology to help us out. I am also living as simple as possible, trying to make things from basics and use as little transportation as possible. The most important is mental preparation and awareness. This is still hard to achieve.

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Old 08-29-2005, 06:00 PM   #7
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I am hoping for excellent breakthrus in Nanotechnology to help us out.
How exactly would nanotechnology help us? What is to keep someone from using that same technology as a weapon?

I too am trying to live a simple existence, however I still require my car as I live about 20 miles away from where I work (with no reliable public transportation), but I carpool with my roomate when possible.

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The most important is mental preparation and awareness. This is still hard to achieve.
I understand the difficulty of which you speak, which is why I meditate daily to try to increase both my mental preparation and awareness. It can be done with time.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:08 PM   #8
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How exactly would nanotechnology help us? What is to keep someone from using that same technology as a weapon?
Nanotech is expected to give us upto 50% efficiency on solar cells. Additional progress expected in other areas.

If you have to use car for work, then that is OK. Meditation is very good also.

Also, congestion/pollution etc., are grounds for trouble. Refere to the link below on Avian Flu and the WHO warning:
http://www.sundayherald.com/51496

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Old 08-29-2005, 06:12 PM   #9
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Yeah, I know about the pollution and congestion problems, which is why I dislike having to use (and pay) for my car so much.

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Nanotech is expected to give us upto 50% efficiency on solar cells.
Really? Cool. I guess I'll start looking into solar powered technology some more.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 01:55 AM   #10
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Every place and every thing on every time on planet Earth is unique.
One thing that puzzles me is the "coincidence" of a sun and a moon with almost the same diameter. We have invented gods and goddesses because of this fact.

That, and the mere existence of life gets me wondering that there may be gods that are laughing at us because of the names we have put to them and everything and our theories too.

We all come from one source since the big bang and perhaps will be someday in the same state and will start again, who knows?
The problem now is that we need to reverse the ecological damage we have made on Earth. Sometimes I think that the modern way of life makes us miss experiences that fill the entire human spectrum and sometimes I wish I'd live on another age
 
Old 08-30-2005, 08:50 AM   #11
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what could be or had been named , were not Named
what could be or had been analyzed , were not Analyzed
the Climax ? go kite flying on the tallest cliff
or go wondering why rivers never stop flowing
even if people thought that they had found the Source and the End
you will never fall in love with anything anymore
thats the way ...




[/EndTranscendentalism]


keep on flowing no matter what ...

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Old 08-30-2005, 10:34 AM   #12
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I agree with primo. Even with all of the advances in technology today, I long for a simpler time. I think that many of us have forgotten how to truly live life and have been caught up in societal demands. I feel that we are slowly losing our humanity.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:18 AM   #13
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I agree with primo. Even with all of the advances in technology today, I long for a simpler time. I think that many of us have forgotten how to truly live life and have been caught up in societal demands. I feel that we are slowly losing our humanity.
Rather than getting us wired or making us more obsessed with consumerism, hopefully the new technology will make us more humane, appreciate and live life fully.

Vijay
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:41 AM   #14
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not sure its for the good or the bad or a mixture of both , too early to say , but guess that in a sense , it might be inevitable ...

without clean rooms or vacuum chambers :
Nanotech solar cells , Portable Plastic Power

we have been using it all the time :
The First Nanochips , As scientists and engineers continue to push back the limits of chipmaking technology, they have quietly entered into the nanometer realm

nanotech investors :
As solar gets smaller, its future gets brighter , Nanotechnology could turn rooftops into a sea of power-generating stations

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Old 08-30-2005, 11:50 AM   #15
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Rather than getting us wired or making us more obsessed with consumerism, hopefully the new technology will make us more humane, appreciate and live life fully.
rvijay, I sincerely hope that you are right. It's just that we humans don't have a very good track record so far...

Unfortunately, it usually takes a catastrophic event for most of us to come together, and even that is short-lived.
 
  


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