Iaian Vernier's Memoir
Chapter 1. A Revolutionary Vision
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At one of the first general conclaves of scientists, philosophers, and political thinkers in Geneva over one hundred years ago, c. 2180, a scientist/biologist commented that the world community might be on the verge of understanding that we humans are biological creatures. Our culture and history are the products of our evolutionary sojourn amongst the many billions of struggling life forms, which have inhabited our planet for approximately three billion years as living matter has struggled against the entropy of the universe.
Another participant at this conference replied that we are nature’s product, with a brain that is both nature’s gift and its curse. All sections of humanity were now attempting to map out a direction for the sustainability of the human race on planet Earth.
A number of contributory surface elements precipitated the great collapse of the twenty-first and twenty-second centuries. These precipitators were the issues of demographic indigestion linked to the gradual cloud that “peak oil” ultimately represented, producing economic instability in managing the vast hoard of economically demanding humans. In addition, the intellectual armory which could be mustered to manage or control the ever-more ← 1 | 2 →interlocking character of human groups on the planet was severely remiss in its understanding of our evolutionary mission on earth.
Two factors were precipitous in the cloud of incompetence that rendered nil the hopes to resolve systemic failure. First was the diversity in the ability of various populations to respond to modernity and prosperity. They...
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