New Civilization News: have we lost the plot?    
 have we lost the plot?
picture15 Jul 2002 @ 14:09, by scottj

are we drifting without a star to guide us by?

Here are some extracts from two writers I am reading at the moment - Fritjof Capra and James Lovelock.

The following words summarise what “New Civilisation Networking” means to me.

(The image - a collage of 9/11 photographs acquired from the net - is not illustrative of the text except to the extent that it reflects the energy of social man at the present time.)

....... the evolution of homo sapiens, with his technological inventivness and increasingly subtle communications network, has vastly increased Gaias range of perception. She is now through us awake and aware of herself.

(yet)......... we are not yet truly a collective species.

It may be that the destiny of mankind is to become tamed, so that the fierce, destructive and greedy forces of tribalism and nationalism are fused into a compulsive urge to belong to the commenwealth of all creatures that constitutes Gaia.

....... perhaps it is not to late for them to see the error of their ways.

(From Gaia - a new look at life on Earth - by James Lovelock 1979)

A global economic system based on inequity, overconsumption, waste, and exploitation is inherently violent and insecure. An economy based on local self-sufficiency, decentralized renewable energy sources, and the continual cycling of materials will be ecologically and socially sustainable and thus globally secure. The shift to such a sustainable and secure economy is absolutely feasible with technologies that are available today.


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