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To: Conservative Beacon

I think 40 years (two generations) is a minimum that it will take to reverse course and to ensure that we aren’t going to revert... we will have continuing medical advances and the population will continue to average up in age... whether it’s a better place or not will be dependent on whether or not we regain our moral compass. Over the short term (10-15 years) we could go “road warrior” and live like animals if the monetary system collapses.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 7:11:15 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Neidermeyer
I think 40 years (two generations) is a minimum that it will take to reverse course and to ensure that we aren’t going to revert... we will have continuing medical advances and the population will continue to average up in age... whether it’s a better place or not will be dependent on whether or not we regain our moral compass. Over the short term (10-15 years) we could go “road warrior” and live like animals if the monetary system collapses.

The productive power of robots is going to turn society on its head, all over the world.

The changes that were wrought by the microcomputer and internet revolutions of the 70s, 80s and 90s will look like a Sunday-school picnic next to what's coming when robot labor becomes ubiquitous.

The left is going to take that power and use it to "liberate" about 99% of society from the need to do any productive work at all.

That situation won't last long, however. Idle hands are the devil's playground, and that aphorism will play out on steroids in the spiritually destitute world of the future.

11 posted on 04/04/2013 7:19:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Neidermeyer

I agree that it will take at least two generations to reverse the current course and that many of us probably will not be around. But we still need a goal or some vision to work towards for future generations.

To me, it is all about the education system and the media. Those have to be at the top of the priority list.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 7:31:29 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon
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