Re: Planetary Phase of CivilizationDec 18th, 2011
There have been many visions of the future, but the one I find most fascinating is that of the Star Trek universe, in which humanity has finally gotten its act together and headed out for the stars. In such a scenario capitalism is viewed as a failed social and economic experiment, and people are given leadership positions based on merit rather than on birth or wealth. This extends even to completely alien species. It is an interesting and optimistic concept. One would hope that the various branches of humanity will eventually work out their differences rather than continue in the muddled and selfish fashion that has marked most of human history.
Cruel, heartless, opportunists.