Sorry, obviously only room for acceptable crap? And yours does not stink, right? 0(:->) Enjoy your Armageddon folks - won’t be long now - and you think I am crazy? Oi vey! I keep forgetting, the rest of the world is too involved in its own opinions to see the light at the end of this tunnel really is a train….oh and my hide is way too thick for you to hurt my feelings….like the people I warned about the coming quakes in our city for 10 years - they still call me crazy for saying that there is more to come. Oh well…...there is some crazy old derelict who walks this city’s streets, saying “All coming down soon, all coming down….it is all coming down sir…it is all coming down….we need to all get back to living like God intended…in peace and on the land and taking just what we need and leaving as little mess as is possible….we have raped this planet like a flock of Gannets and crapped all over it and each other and it is all going to go to POOH! Enjoy your blank screens and empty supermarkets, I’ll be planting sweet potato with my Maori brothers who know how to live off the land. Kia ora, kiha kaha.
Hey, the above actually does make some kind of sense. I was referring to the incoherent biblical rantings in your previous post. Yes, humans as currently organized in most of the world, are acting eerily similar in our mass behaviour to that of slime mould… using up our resources willy nilly without considering the consequences. The big difference is that we can (and some, not enough—of us) do think about the consequences. If you have any ideas about how we might re-organize ourselves to avoid the myriad malthusian scenarios that once again seem to be on the horizon, what are they?
Living off the land would work fine if there were at most a few hundred million of us on the planet, but unless you want to kill off 99+% of the current human population, that is not a viable option.
There are some obvious benefits to maintaining a technological capability, not the least of which is the potential ability to ward off the next mass-extinction causing asteroid strike.
Wallowing in religious BS, mysticism or back to the land romanticism is not a solution to any of our problems, IMHO.
The first step in finding a solution to any problem is acknowledging that you have a problem which requires a solution. If you insist on the delusion that you have a solution in religious or mystical BS, you will never solve any problem. Substituting prayer for well-considered research and action has probably killed more of us than anything else.