The best of times, the worst of times ...
We know more than ever but stand on the brink of disaster.
Space science is serving up new mysteries, with more players in the game and exo-planets (NASA, 2021) turning up like seashells on the beach.
We're starting to bio-engineer ourselves and manufacture tissue (McMillen, 2021).
And we're venturing into a new era of transparent, decentralized blockchain technologies that could bring the third world out of the financial colonialism trap ( Harnessing, 2021).
BUT we're teetering on the brink of:
Gulf stream collapse (Lao, 2021) and other climate change horrors.
Mass extinctions. (Kottasova, 2020).
And threats of nuclear war (Sheng, 2021)
Can we really be so collectively stupid? Was Q right and Picard wrong? (Farpoint Gambit 2.)
I have to live in the hope implied by humans rebounding from near self-destruction faster than Vulcans. (Vulcans fear The Humans.)
Here's hoping we don't push our luck too far.
#future #doomscrolling #optimism #catastrophe #disaster #humankind #startrek
Farpoint Gambit 2. Star Trek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIR6yH1WlU
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Kottasova, I. (June 1, 2020). The sixth mass extinction is happening faster than expected. Scientists say it's our fault. CNN. Retrieved September 25, 2021, from https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/world/sixth-mass-extinction-accelerating-intl/index.html
Lao, D. ( 2021, Aug 5). Scientists warn of Gulf Stream collapse leading to ‘climate catastrophe’ in Canada, world. Global News. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://globalnews.ca/news/8089039/gulf-stream-collapse-study-canada-europe/
McMillen, D. (2021, June 16). 10 biotechnology breakthroughs in 2021. Explore Biotech. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://explorebiotech.com/biotechnology-breakthroughs-2021/
NASA. (2021, March 22). Exoplanet catalog. Exoplanet Exploration. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/discovery/exoplanet-catalog/
Sheng, Y. (Sep 16, 2021). Nuke sub deal could make Australia 'potential nuclear war target' Global Times. Retrieved September 25, 2021, from https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202109/1234460.shtml
Vulcans fear The Humans. Enterprise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWrzKo84144