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comment by mk

I'm slightly more optimistic. We've waged war against each other on the scale necessary to impact this problem.

I don't understand how wikipedia exists. I wouldn't have thought that human nature could be harnessed to create a useful open source repository of knowledge.

Maybe, just maybe, we can harness our energies to terraform the planet and reverse our contribution to global warming.





wasoxygen  ·  762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Emergence

    Groups of human beings, left free to each regulate themselves, tend to produce spontaneous order, rather than the meaningless chaos often feared.

Do you have the book? It's one the architect of Hubski ought to read.

mk  ·  762 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't. Thanks. Ordered.

katakowsj  ·  761 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree on the optimism. I'd say I'm cautiously optimistic. You reminded me of a quote I saw on a colleague's wall this morning.

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

    Margaret Mead