View Full Version : A 50,000-Foot View of the Global Crisis

07-09-2011, 06:17 PM
We are now well into a global crisis that may mark the end of this cycle of human civilization. In this note I present a summary of what’s going on as far as I can tell, as well as a scenario for how things might develop over the next 75 years or so.


I'm not going to post all of it because he is very long winded.

northoftheborder (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-08-11 10:07 PM
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2. excellent article. I'm sorry, I don't know your credentials.
Could you link to your background and fields of expertise?

GliderGuider (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-08-11 10:14 PM
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3. My credentials are pretty ordinary.
Edited on Fri Jul-08-11 10:17 PM by GliderGuider
My educational background is in software engineering, with 20 years doing R&D in the telecom industry up to the the tech wreck in 2000.

On all this stuff I'm an auto-didact.

Edited to add: when I started university mumble years ago I wanted to be a futurist, but got seduced by software design. Now I have the chance to fulfill that earlier ambition, but the landscape I'm looking at is a lot bleaker than the artificially intelligent, space traveling future I imagined back then...

In other words I made all this shit up and I'm a wack job

07-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Next 75 years? Don't care. I'll be dead.

07-09-2011, 07:28 PM
Next 75 years? Don't care. I'll be dead.
About every eighty years ,give or take,everyone, then alive, on earth dies !