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82 Years of Technology Advances; but best yet to come


Dick Pelletier


Positive Futurist

October 25, 2012

Eighty two years is a mere blink in history’s eye, but since October 26, 1930 when I first arrived on this planet, I’ve watched many changes take place; some that seemed amazing at the time.


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Posted by contraterrine  on  10/27  at  07:59 PM

While there is no doubt that life extending technologies will be engineered in the mid-term ( the the next 25 years) that will hopefully lead to relatively enlightened western society to behave in a greener, more responsible way as they will be around for the long term to personally reap the consequences of their bad choices for the planet.

The catch might be that people in primitive and theocratic cultures will use them but refuse to control their population growth as god / allah will of course, provide for all their decendants or the apocalypse will come anyway. /s

This resulting resource wars created by this could entirely derail a benign singularity.

 





Posted by Dick Pelletier  on  10/29  at  11:35 AM

I feel confident that humanity will survive and prosper in the coming decades/centuries.

To mid-century humans, we 2012’ers could be as different from them as we are to our cave-dweller ancestors.

Think positive; a bright future could become available for all of us!






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