You have seen the world change more in your lives than all other previous generations combined. Time itself is widely considered to be the intervals
during which events occur. As the events increase, the time between them shortens, and as a result we perceive time as now traveling at a break-neck
pace. Many of us are trying our best just to hold on.
At the time of typing this the estimated world population is 6,673,018,010. So far this year alone there have been over 51 million births and only 21
million deaths, meaning that since January 1, 2008 the world's population has increased by approx. 30 million. That rate is increasing.
The World Clock
Technological growth is increasing just as fast with computer processor speeds more than doubling every 18 months (Moore's Law) and the pace is
accelerating to what many refer to as the Singularity (the point at which everything becomes possible and time
loses its familiar meaning).
You are stuck in a point in time and forced to experience the world with everyone else. How you deal with change and the passage of time differs from
person to person. Some people are becoming lost in the chaos. Some people are overwhelmed by everything that's happening around them. Some people are
looking for some much needed timeout.
Governments are spending money like there's no tomorrow. If they know we're speeding towards a brick wall, they're not telling us, nor are they
helping us. Some people see the brick wall ahead and are reaching for the brakes only to realized this car doesn't have any.
Many people see this coming. The people who seem unaffected by all this know somewhere in the back of their mind that our world at present is on an
unsustainable course towards a multiple failure gridlock where there will be no food, no fuel, scarce unpolluted water and air, and many many angry
and despairing people.
Life it seems lately is an unending game of Tetris. The blocks won't stop dropping, and they're coming faster and faster. Before you can put one
where it belongs another slams down on top of it. Pretty soon we're all reaching for the reset button, or the plug. I for one am in the game until
the game's over, whether it be in success or loss. We have to refrain from focusing on the end and look beyond it.
You can't step outside of Now
, but you can prepare for the future and hope for the best.
Adapt. Learn. Survive.