I drafted some of the following posts during a brief (and infrequent) lull in the rush of Headline News, on a Discord chat channel I have with a few friends.
We, humanity, are at a major fork in the road. Within the next few decades, we may well be nearly wiped out, as has happened before, or we may be well on our way to being a more powerful and advanced inter-stellar civilization.
Many of us alive today will live long enough to die in an upcoming cataclysm, or to see our civilization survive the cataclysm with our essential technology, powers and abilities intact.
It takes integrating an understanding of physics, astronomy, human history, economics, technology, and the spiritual order of the universe in order to understand how this could be.
What follows is what I wrote, on that Discord chat channel, as several connected posts, one post per reply below, that lay out this vision, these two quite different visions, of our potential future.
I start off, in the following posts, “small”, commenting on the current events of recent days, but I soon grow “big”, looking into the future potentially thousands of years.
The context of the first reply, below, is that Trump is in the hospital, with COVID-19, or so the official story goes. The U.S. Presidential election happens in one month. The many political, economic and social divisions and controversies, the economic impact of a nearly world-wide COVID-19 lock downs, and the looming food shortages due to various economic and weather events are weighing on many people’s minds.
I will play off some the reports and predictions in some rather “far-out” websites and by some tin-foil hat conspiracy theory nutcases, as I sometimes label them, in a bit of self-deprecating humor, as I sometimes fancy myself such myself.