Re: 'Collapse': How the World Ends L3
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From: "Dan Minette" <dsummersminet@...>
To: "Killer Bs Discussion" <brin-l@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: 'Collapse': How the World Ends L3
> I'll admit I have not read this particular Collapse book yet,
> I've read plenty in the last 30+ years. But, if the review is at
> accurate concerning the claims in the book, then it is based on a
> gleaming of facts.
I agree that the state of things in the US is nowhere near as gloomy
as some might lead a person to believe (At least in regards to the
matters discussed in this thread<G>), but the worldwide picture might
be quite different.
Even if the tending of the eco-techture is ruinous in some parts of
the world, there might be less of a collapse and more of a serious
drag on world economies and infrastructures that causes a mild to
devastating reversal of growth trends and may perhaps kill democratic
movements in their tracks. (Even in the US).
I doubt we will see the dreaded WCS, but even the next to WCS' might
mean that many of our ideals could take a drubbing.
Worst Case Scenario Maru
- On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 14:45:51 -0600, Ronn!Blankenship
> At 02:32 PM Tuesday 2/1/2005, Gary Denton wrote:My books are in storage right now but I remember being struck by the
> >- I think Brin was on to something in 'Earth' in suggesting the right
> >to vote be dependent upon subscribing to some opposing viewpoint
> I don't recall the passage you are referring to off the top of my head, but
> is all that is required to subscribe to such media? I subscribe to what
> would be called both "liberal" and "conservative" sources, but it doesn't
> mean that I agree with all I read on either one . . .
> --Ronn! :)
person's occupation - she video edited old media for modern (in 50
years) fast forward tastes. Somewhere in there she reviews the news
on the future quasi-Internet/TV and notes she has to have a small
amount random and some opposing viewpoints to be considered an
informed voter with the right to vote. Considerations of our sitcoms
being an artform and editing our current Star Trek episodes in half
are some other bits.
Gary 'Maybe that is what Enterprise needs' Denton