Tag Archives: the future

Plan for the worst, hope for the best

There seems to be quite the discussion over at David Brin’s blog concerning a recent blog post by that notorious Archdruid, John Michael Greer. And while I find both arguments to be interesting, I believe they are indicative of the either/or nature of debate that passes for civilized discussion these days; specifically Brin’s incredulity at Greer’s disbelief that mankind will be able to just think its way out of the variety of crises lumbering towards us like giants over the horizon.
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Filed under General Grunting

America Your America, Finis

There was a time, not long ago, when the future of America This America seemed poised for a new golden era. The Berlin wall was gone, and with it the cold war hysteria; the tech boom was raising many boats as we all became proud members of the investor class; and the new millennium was promising to unfold in all its hope and splendor. And, despite some Y2K fears that the end was nigh, when the ball dropped on December 31st, 1999, the people of the world released a collective sigh of relief. We had made it. The future was ours.
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Filed under Orwell Inspired


In my previous post, I compared the effects of two large storms on the United States, and some trends that will be affecting our ability to respond to such occurrences in the future. In this post, I would like to reflect on how I see these trends altering the future of our society in general.
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Filed under Climate Change, Riding the Curve, Solutions