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True, science has made some remarkable advances. Nevertheless, in spite of its often sincere attempts to prevent it, hunger gnaws at more bellies than ever.
At the root of many of man’s problems is man himself.
You would think that the well being of us all would be the top priority of the world community. We all know why this is not so.
BECAUSE OF THE SAME QROTESQUE SKEWING OF PRIORITIES, WHICH HAVE PERSISTED FOR THE DAWN OF HUMANKIND.
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, NATIONAL IDENTITY, GREED, INEQUALITY, CORRUPTION, LACK OF TRUST, THE VETO, ALL LEAVING US AND A WORLD FOR THE MOST PART AS COMMODITIES TO BE SOLD IN THE SOUP OF NON COOPERATION.
We now have a world of consumerism, blinkered by self-worth, unable to break free INTO ANY ACTUAL MEANFUL, MUTUAL, ACTION.
I am not talking here about Mr Trump who turns a blind eye to murder for the sake of arms deals or Brexit for the sake of isolation or the Paris climate agreement promises or for that matter any other idiotic thing we can be turned into a commodity.
I am talking about HOW MUCH ARE WE ALL AVOIDING THE REAL WORLD AND ITS PROBLEMS.
( I don’t need to tell you world news is pretty grim right now – if you use social media, it’s nigh on impossible to avoid articles about bubbling permafrost, drug-resistant virus, and deadly obesity treatments.)
Our world is shifting and going through a major transition. In order to do so, many of our “industrial-based systems” need to crumble and be replaced with much more sustainable systems.
IN ORDER TO HAVE A TRULY HUMAN EXISTENCE THERE MUST BE LIMITS.
We can be observers as we watch our old paradigm falling apart or fight back.
THE WORLD UP TO NOW HAS EXISTED ON PARTIALIZATION BUT AN ALL OR NOTHING SCENARIO IS NOW MANFASTING ITS SELF RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES.
It seems as if we are working against our own better interests as if we want to lose our isolation and keep it at the same time.
This feat is impossible because it belies the real tension of the dualism.
Cutting ourselves off from natural dependency, from the duty to a larger creation OF A SUSTAINABLE WORLD.
I am not implying dishonesty here at all, merely that men tend to get caught up in the appropriateness of panoplies they use and need.
We are contributing more and more to the very thing that IS ENDEAVOURING to enslave us Technology for profit to such an extent that we are becoming unable to see the reality of our condition and the condition of the world we live in.
AND SO THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW POSSIBILITY OF DESTRUCTION OF THE SELF IS CURRENTLY PRESENTING ITSELF. NOT JUST IN THE FORM OF CLIMATE CHANGE BUT WITH TECHNOLOGY THAT IS CREATING A VAST GAP BETWEEN THE HAVE AND HAVE NOT WITHOUT US FACING UP TO ANXIETY OF THE TERROR OF OUR VERY EXISTENCE.
HOW MUCH ARE WE DITCHING OUR LIBERTY TO TECHNOLOGY WHILE STILL, TRYING HOLD ON TO OTHERS? – TO ILLUSIONS OR TO CERTAINTIES.
HOW MUCH ARE WE BEING PUSHED IN THE DIRECTION OF GENUINE FREEDOM?
GOD WILL NOT END THE WORLD WE WILL.
As you know we all love scenarios of the Apocalypse, however, such doomsday predictions reflect little understanding other than the sun will in 8 billion years time swallow the planet.
(The word apocalypse has its roots in the Latin word apocalypse, meaning to uncover. That is what we are experiencing right now—the uncovering or revealing of the truth.)
On the climate change front, the danger may seem less immediate, but avoiding catastrophic temperature increases, in the long run, requires urgent attention now … Not because we are seeing large destructive fires, more veracious storms, or sea levels rising, but because of the volumes of fresh water melting from the Antartic and Arctic.
How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown.
The nations of the world will have to significantly decrease their greenhouse gas emissions to keep climate risks manageable, and so far, the global response has fallen far short of meeting this challenge.
We and our leaders are stuck in the trenches of war while old style power policies are leading to a new technological arms race.
A few years ago a Kilometre-wide asteroid 1950 DA had a one-in-300 chance of making contact with our planet. It would hit at 38,000 miles per hour, exerting the same force as around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT.
An impact would cause an enormous explosion and tsunamis, changing the climate of the globe and destroying human life. The bad thing is the Earth as we know it will cease to exist.
The good thing, UNLIKE CLIMATE CHANGE, is it won’t happen in the near future.
Our blood is being posed not just by plastics in the food chain but by unregulated algorithms, SPREADING INEQUALITY AND FALSE NEWS.
ITS TIME TO OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AT THE WORLD WE RELY UPON.
World knowledge is not designed for any specific domain.
Commonsense knowledge IS RAPIDLY BECOMING a key problem since artificial intelligence has been introduced.
All human comments appreciated. All like clicks chucked in the bin.