posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:01 AM
In today's world I can't help but notice our increasing fears concerning the world around us. There is a new change we are seeing, and it is coming
quicker and quicker. Today we have climate change, apprehension of nuclear war, terrorism, global economy, westernization, etc. Everything shouts
global awareness. It has only been like this since the age of colonization though. Now anyone, on any latitude and longitude of the Earth, can connect
in someway with each other. To think the world was once inhabited by civilizations that couldn't fathom other civilizations, sometimes even just
outside their mountain range or desert, it really shows some kind of epoch of humanity.
Think of it like a meteor hitting the earth. The impact wave would circle the globe and eventually come back to a point on the opposite side of
impact, where the process repeats itself until dying out.
In other words, everyone becomes aware of everyone, and the ability to know of and communicate with everyone increases. Coupled with technology and
our ever increasing communication methods, our knowledge should increase exponentially.When I think of this, I think of the book Future Shock by Alvin
Tofler and McKenna's TimeWave Zero.
I think they had it right somehow.
Even if Timewave is way off, and Tofler forgot about evolution, they still help to visual the shock that is coming from this ever increasing flow of
Everyday there is something new happening. We see see the devastation caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. We see man made
disasters like the oil spill. We all look at it like it is something so new. And it is.
My main point is that we are becoming so aware of the world around us and beyond, that it is increasing exponentially to the point where we will reach
some sort of epoch in our new global awareness, just as there was an epoch when we discovered every last piece of earth.
Hopefully we will learn exponentially how to live with each other in our closest rendition of a utopia, but I have some doubts. Will our human nature
kick in once we all realize we all want the world, where we then try to destroy each other into extinction, or will we finally learn how to embrace
each other and realize that we are not just nations but one planet, and that our greatest threat to ourselves comes from space?
For those of you that took the time to read this, what do you think? (Much appreciation for those that did)