RE: future language

From: Trupeljak Ozren (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 02:39:32 BST

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    --- Scott Chase <> wrote:
    >> One person might drive by a plot of undeveloped land and say to
    > themselves,
    > "Wow, check out the array of native trees and shrubs and look at
    > those
    > wildflowers in bloom. I wonder how many gopher tortoises and indigo
    > snakes
    > live there amongst other varieties of flora and fauna?" Another
    > person might
    > say, "What an ugly weed infested eyesore. Reminds me of that place
    > where I
    > got poison ivy when I was a kid. That place should be bulldozed for a
    > housing development, shopping mall, or just a parking lot. Pave it!"

    Heh heh...:)
    When I look at nature, I often think about all the terrabits of
    information encoded in the protein structures of both visible and
    invisible species...all that knowledge of nano-scale manipulation and
    fantastic engineering solutions to difficult problems - all of that
    amazing richness, and so very few people who are aware of it. And all
    of this from a rather limited cultural perspective of one early 21st
    century technological civilization...
    And all of it is going away, slipping into nonexistence, while we
    blindly stumble along into uncertain future.

    There are very few men - and they are exceptions - who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.

    Carl von Clausewitz

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