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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Truth And Consequence

Ian Welsh is always thoughtful, instructive and awesome. Scoot over to FireDogLake.com for nourishing food for thought...

Update (12/16): OK, maybe not always. This Star Trek/Jetsons/Blade Runner future fantasizing is so 20th Century. The problem is that future technological dreams flounder on a double whammy: Dependence on cheap energy, and on the sort of human specialization which requires the underpinnings of complex society, which always encounters its collapse, and this one is on the decline of its arc...

Sorry, Ian, but you are much better when you are discussing what is rather than what shall be. Then again, aren't we all...

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