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DevastatorJr.
DevastatorJr.
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Re: A new era

I read somewhere something along the lines of "If the 20th Century was all about Technique then 21st Century will be all about Design." That is, Design with a big D. We've reached the point of material abundance and advanced technological expertise, but it is in the application of these powers that we are still lacking. We know HOW to do it, we just haven't figured out WHAT needs to be done. This is true in the areas of resource allocation, urban and social planning, scientific research, the arts, etc. It's a big challenge, but I think if we think about it this way, it becomes a new adventure that everyone can participate in, and not just a chore. We have to figure out new and better ways to do things.

Have you checked out the Long Now yet, there's great stuff on there, I'm a big cheerleader...

http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/

Oct 28, 2008, 19:14