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September 19, 2014

The coming hundred years, in one hundred words

A century hence I imagine civilization not to have added metal upon metal;
heaping plastic and gnarled brambles of wrought steel wrapping the earth to form a solid mass of techno-pathocracy, instead to have evolved, prodded along by its new stewards, give birth, grown and green and basking in eternal sunlight. A techno-primitivism where mankind lives in harmony with its surroundings, a new eden, a cornucopia, a garden earth. Our ancient foes flora and fauna kept now as a momento of our past. Not to conquer nature with asphalt but the barefooted first steps of post-scarcity. A feast for the touch. A miraculous biology. -- Sean Moriva
The Technium: A Desirable-Future Haiku

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 19, 2014 10:10 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Um, where are the "raw materials" for that plastic coming from? Who's shaping it? With What?
Even with an abundance of raw material, Soilent Green needs collection, energy, processing, and redistribution...

Posted by: CaptDMO [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 20, 2014 6:23 AM

According to the Enviro-Nazis, the planet will be like the surface of Venus. What technology?

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 20, 2014 6:35 AM

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is still a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say: I love you
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs - never out of date
Hearts full of passion - jealousy and hate
Woman needs man - and man must have his mate
That no one can deny

It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

Posted by: Fat Man [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 20, 2014 6:46 AM

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