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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:28 AM

Did You Know? The Future Is Better Than You Think!




Don't think the poor are currently getting richer in the US but as a whole in the rest of the world they are.

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Reply Did You Know? The Future Is Better Than You Think! (Original post)
Quixote1818 Nov 2012 OP
dkf Nov 2012 #1
OKNancy Nov 2012 #4
silverweb Nov 2012 #2
Warpy Nov 2012 #3
NBachers Nov 2012 #5
Squinch Nov 2012 #6

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:57 AM

1. Amazing video. This is what we should be striving for, achievement, creativity, ambition.

 

Focusing on equality seems short sighted when it is the gifted among us who makes things better for everyone else.

I am thankful for those who have gotten us so very far. I do not begrudge anything they may receive in return. I hope they are consumed and driven by the need to create and BE RICH.

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Response to dkf (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:56 AM

4. what?

focusing on equality seems short-sighted? What does that mean? That we as a nation should not focus on those less fortunate?
A meritocracy?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:29 AM

2. We HAVE made amazing progress.

Despite our problems and despite some very real dangers that we've created for ourselves, this is very hopeful.

All you dreamers out there, keep on dreaming, and to borrow an appropriate line...

"Don't stop thinking about tomorrow!"

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:49 AM

3. We're a little less gratuitously violent than we once were, but not much

but the increase in life expectancy came from three things: two permanent and one temporary, sanitation, vaccines and antibiotics. However, there's a lot of really exciting stuff happening out there and whether or not technology can save us from our own greed and stupidity, it will be a wild ride to see how much it can do.

The real challenge won't be in generating electricity or curing disease. The real challenge is finding a way to distribute the wealth of this planet fairly and equitably, so we leave behind us the absurd notion that some lives are worth more than othe

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:45 AM

5. Thank you for posting this

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:09 PM

6. Amazing video. My grandfather, born 1895, always said, "There's no such thing as the good old days.

There was never a better time to be alive than today."

When people would speak nostalgically about earlier simpler time, he would tell stories about what that REALLY meant. Like pulling his siblings away from the rotting horse carcasses that tended to appear on the streets in the poorest areas of NYC, the darkness, the poverty, the hopelessness.

In his life, he saw electric lights, cars, televisions, telephones come into common use. In our lifetimes we will see more amazing developments.

Remembering this has always allowed me to maintain some optimism in the face of current events.

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