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CATEGORY: How Should Humanity Steer the Future? Essay Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: How Should Humanity Steer the Future? by Ioannis Hadjidakis [refresh]
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Author ioannis hadjidakis (narsep) wrote on Apr. 21, 2014 @ 15:21 GMT
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Culture and human logic did not manage to change the instincts of human beings and their behavior towards nature and other people. Now after achieving our goal of having the necessary, live with security, it is time to take a quality leap in order to understand the meaning of our existence in nature and the meaning of the very nature.

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I.H. Chemist, T.V. Mathematician

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Anonymous wrote on Apr. 21, 2014 @ 22:07 GMT
Thank you, gentlemen. You reinforce my view that ensuring a sound future for humanity, and indeed for our planet and all its inhabitants, entails communication as much as any scientific or technological advancements. And you're right, the Internet provides an unprecedented tool to communicate desired goals and means of meeting them.

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Georgina Woodward wrote on Apr. 22, 2014 @ 00:41 GMT
Hi Ioannis,

Very easy to read and clearly set out. I agree with you that there needs to be education in the future regarding the responsibility of citizenship rather than mere self interest, and passive consumerism. Also the need for more recycling for sustainability and preservation of resources for future use. It was good to read your points of view.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Apr. 23, 2014 @ 19:04 GMT
Dear Ioannis and Theodor,

I thought your essay was excellently written. I fully agree with you that it would be the best for all humanity if everyone had the same rights. Godd luck.

Regards,

Joe Fisher

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Denis Frith wrote on Apr. 24, 2014 @ 11:02 GMT
The objective is to encourage people to made sound decisions to steer the future. They can only do this if they take into account that the vast infrastructure of civilization, from the cities down, uses up the limited natural material resources for their operation and maintenance.

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Author ioannis hadjidakis (narsep) wrote on Apr. 28, 2014 @ 12:52 GMT
Anonymous, Georgina, Joe and Dennis Thanks a lot for your kind words. Our future is in our hands but we have to do something positive for it.

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Margarita Iudin wrote on Apr. 29, 2014 @ 00:50 GMT
Hello,

I read your submission. You mention humanity, creation of a new mind, humanity taking an interest in environment, humanity being too much concentrated on human-only problems, and so on. You probably would be interested to look at my entry. In my essay I write about the imagining, analogous imagining and how people think. I hope you will have your ideas to share.

You may look at my entry about imagining the future. I believe my essay (hopefully, you will be able to understand something of it) will encourage you to learn more about ways of knowing and to apply analogous imagining in your field of interests, say, in chemistry and math.

Please disregard any typo mistakes you may encounter.

Margarita Iudin

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Peter Jackson wrote on May. 14, 2014 @ 18:38 GMT
Ioannis,

That's one of the clearest, most valid and useful 'directions' in which to steer that I've read. I've picked out some key comments for me to save and not to forget;

"accept humankind as only one society consisted by all people on earth"

"the strongest obstacle that prevents us from thinking freely and without prejudice. ...(is) our selfishness."

"Because of the structure of our brain we will turn more and more to creative work and this will open us a new view of the world."

And finally, we; "act more emotionally than by logic. From the beginning of our life myths and tales introduce us to a world that is largely unreal"

If only we could better develop our usage of the incredible structure of our brain! I try to subliminally show in my own essay how new ways of thinking are possible, to rid us of old "myths and tales" which prevent advancement of understanding (and with a hint of romance!) I think you deserve a higher place.

I hope you read mine, you need little comprehension of the spooky myths of QM because a simple classical dynamic reproduces it's 'wierdest' predictions logically. Not just a 'quality leap' but the 'quantum leap' in understanding of nature to enable it.

Very best wishes,

Peter

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Margriet Anne O'Regan wrote on May. 21, 2014 @ 23:27 GMT
Hello Ioannis & Theodor ~

You ask “What is the best state that humanity can realistically achieve?”

As I say in my essay “How Should Humanity Steer the Future” by Margriet O’Regan, evolutionary biology is crystal clear on the matter. If we obey nature’s laws to the letter – one of which is ‘female centrality’ (see my essay) – we will achieve this universe’s highest existential plane, which is that state of existence in which we thrive but do so without inflicting any waste, loss or damage to anything or anyone else including ourselves as a species – in short we live in perfect harmony with ourselves & all the rest of creation.

Cognition & consciousness are both features of evolving life & in us they have finally evolved to the point where we can know not only that we are destined to be nature’s crowning work but also exactly how to achieve that state.

I would love you to read & rate my essay especially because it complements your own solutions to our currently very dire predicament so well.

Thank you in anticipation

Margriet

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