Why is it that we can’t sell a better tomorrow than the one being pushed by the feds?
You can reduce a true and good future into soundbites that are palatable, sell people on direct action that will do more good than all the bombs dropped on afganastan.
What’s the difference between us and the people seven hundred years ago? They lived on functionally the same earth. Why didn’t they have planes? Why didn’t they have acces to *basic hygeine*?
Some of our cultural space required material preconditions to be developed.
Most of it required mental preconditions. You could restrict yourself to medieval technology and still get a *much* better standard of living than they managed.
The only thing between us and eudaimonia is ourselves- we produce enough for everyone on earth to get by comfortably.
It’s time we stopped playing like people in a finite game. It’s time we recognize that enough is a feast.
In 2050 there’ll be about ten billion people. What world will those ten billion people live in? What good challenges will they face?
What steps will people be taking today, as individuals, that make that world a wonderful one to live in, and not one of violence, privation, and plague?
It’s not that hard, really. We’ve got enough of everything now, albeit concentrated; the trick is getting it to everyone by then.
We just have to sell people on doing what it takes to make that happen.