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September 23, 2014 / Fantelius

The Wonderfully Sad Future

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We are dazzled by many of the marvels of technology. Rightly so. They seem miraculous even when we are aware of the engineering behind them. In a couple of hundred years, they will all seem quaint. Nanotechnology, creating structures from the atom level up, has barely begun. The scientific world no longer asks if we can build nano-computers, but when, when will we have a supercomputer in a space smaller than a dandelion seed. A nano-computer implanted in a hole in our ear not larger than a piercing will give us access to humanity’s total treasure of knowledge, including all films, pictures and music. A carnival of wonders await us. Unfortunately, we might never get there. Nor does it seem likely that we will get to greatness far more satisfying than anything technological.

Technology is but tools and instruments. What would life be like in a world without fear or want; a world where strength, health, knowledge and motivating tasks were enjoyed by everyone; where justice, truth, beauty and love were as common as leaves, sunshine, children’s laughter and lovers’ smiles? Impossible? Maybe, but definitely not as long as we stick to the present way of life. As long as the quest for money and power commands more energy than efforts to supply everyone with their needs, we need not worry about the future. There isn’t going to be one.

 

“If we can’t appreciate nature, we can’t appreciate life
and we will die in fear because we didn’t fully live.”
Dartwill Aquila

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  1. camelien / Sep 23 2014 2:57 pm

    Brilliant use of language, nary a word wasted nor out of place; and a thoughtful provoking ‘warning’ to the uninitiated who’ve yet to dare query the matrix playing out globally, too; while your remedy, however, is profoundly agreeable with notions of my own.
    Peace & thanks for the delightful path through the autumn woods, too. Love is always! 😉

    “…we will die in fear because we didn’t fully live!”- Dartwill Aquila
    “Write on!” …as you do; fearlessly! “Up and at ’em!”

    • Fantelius / Sep 23 2014 5:24 pm

      Thanks for the kudos. You are not helping my struggle for humility. 🙂

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