Sunday, December 04, 2011

Greetings from 1911 to 2011!

I. Greetings from 1911 to 2011! Have you made great advances in the way we live? Are the zeppelins and heavier-than-air-ships still zipping around the skies? Was the RMS Titanic a hit? Are the masses and classes treated equally now? Can women vote, too? Has humanity become more enlightened, if not perfected? Has peace broken out all over?

II. Greetings from 2011 to 2111! Has climate change forced people underground like moles? Have we replanted the world like Johnny Appleseed gone global? How's that Martian colony coming along? Did we make it without a Third World War? Has the world population exceeded eleven billion and counting? Has veganism taken hold as the preferred diet? Do bees still exist in the wild?

Today's Rune: Journey.


Adorably Dead said...

Your questions make me sad because in the grand scheme of things, we haven't really done squat if you think of it.

Or maybe we did..but now we're kind of starting to suck. lol.

the walking man said...

We killed off some diseases only to make room for other more powerful ones. I think that pretty much sets the model for the next 90 years unless we get the greed out of all governance at every level.

Charles Gramlich said...

A good short way to compress the future into a few critical questions. Gotta wonder.

Anonymous said...

Erik-Yay, we can vote! What will they think of next? Too much ignorance for progress to be fast. Might as well drink wine..

pattinase (abbott) said...

Our priorities are so skewed toward materialism/consumerims. Our only hope is that this changes but I doubt it.

Erik Donald France said...

Thanks all, for the comments -- much appreciated!

Demographics, science, technology & human nature --- a volatile cocktail, indeed.