in my science journals I read about the brilliant minds and ideas for exploring space, getting off the planet, and what is possible and might be possible in the future. I used to be a member of the futurist society and thought it was pretty cool with the ideas, dreams, and visions some had for the planet. there is a great saying about science fiction and how it becomes reality over time. . while we have about 4 billion years before Andromeda collides with the milky way, I wager that unless we have some foreign intervention from space aliens, humanity is probably doomed unless we solve the issues with the human condition.
I think many have given up hope that this is possible, and thus, billions will be put into new technologies and ways to harvest asteroids, find ways to blow up any coming too close to the planet, and allow for people to try to get off of this planet…and somehow try to survive the elements of space that are really not conducive to the human species.
les voyage dans la lun was made in 1902 - fast forward and we have a lot of people trying to find a way to get off the planet to go elsewhere in the universe and attempt to save humanity. pretty cool stuff from a tech standpoint, but It also points out a glaring weakness for humanity with the reality that much of the planet doesn’t think all men are created equal, but rather, some folks are better than, more special, or ordained to be better than other people.
I was talking to a fundraiser for a tech center with education and they were going on about Telsa and weworks, and I smiled and simply mentioned, they are both risk takers, but look at their funding and pray there is no downturn in the economy or uptick in inflation and interests. it was so interesting in that they lived in NYC, yet, didn’t understand how 9-11 decimated a lot of folks in entertainment, travel & hotels, and the tourism industries. they were more aware of the lunacy of the 2007 game playing with what became, “too big to fail.”
we were too small to save, but in capitalism who knew “too big to fail” was a business term that rewarded failure and gave the same folks that caused the problem cash and funding. I guess this is why our current trajectory to build the space that moves is on the boards and models today. while I could see the idea for a while, I tried to work with the rules of academia, politics, and others – yet – the reality is all those groups don’t play too nice with someone that asks, “who is going to pay? is it profitable? sustainable?”
I never thought asking such a question would get one labeled a rebel-rouser. now that I think about it, I really like the idea and path, as it gives large and small organizations access to speed and a space for non-traditional thinking for the future.
but time will tell…there are a few more weeks of writing and flushing out the numbers…but I like where it is all heading. tune in tomorrow for another riveting adventure of a man typing for 10 minutes.
have a wonderful Sunday.