Sunday, March 9, 2014

Adapting to the sixth extinction

Humans are adapting to living in the midst of the sixth extinction by adapting our relationship to time. We have widened the geographic expansion lens to include building islands in the ocean and inhabiting space while we shorten the time focus. Not only has the value of seven generations back and forward slipped away, all other consequences are seen via short term. 10 years is the longest government plans for. Fast to market with a good-enough product, goods cheaper to replace than repair, … I'm sure you can add lots more examples. Please add them in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. In the realm of technology 10 years out is inconceivable especially because of the exponential (not linear) advance in technology. Of course these advances (like drone technology have there good and bad sides (i.e rescue vs destruction).

    On the other hand political doesn't change much at all over time. See the Russian takeover of the Ukraine as and example. In general f humans s can do something they will do the something.