Today’s theme is shifting perspective. We’re changing our outside world faster than ever, but inside we haven’t changed much in thousands of years.
Are we ready for the future we’re building?
For all our social networking and interest graphs, we still don’t have a clue about the basics of mating.
But maybe the humans of the future just haven’t grown up yet. Thirteen year-old Aidan Dwyer made a super-efficient solar-power array that mimics nature by himself.
Meanwhile, grown-ups are still arguing over visions of the future from a hundred years ago.
We still don’t have a good perspective on the whole planet. Have we forgotten the reasons we first left Earth?
Our advanced physics may have rendered philosophy and religion obsolete. But they don’t explain the human condition. How will we do that?
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