Time Future & Futurology
• Futurism itself may already be a
thing of the past—outdated!
What is the future?
Time is not bound to tennis-court
regulations. The future is a physical extension of the world we
• Existence continues in the same
material dimension on any day.
Our material reality is carried by the Earth
through space at 18 odd miles per second—2.6 million km per
day... The spatial environment is not equal in all parts; our
speed is a constant factor but Universal Speed is not.
• Regardless of the variations
we move through, our world is able to show a similar
This kind of speed actually makes life
different at different times in different parts of space. A
sugar-cube subjected to that type of speed will cease to be what
• The velocity of time is the first
principle of chemistry.
Luckily, we can use regular bleach to brighten
the napkins. If we were to put these through a speed-accelerator
each time we had guests, the whole street would be cleaned up as
• In a human sense, the future is a
projection of hope.
Futurism is a very human affair, because if
we don't hope right, we don't get there at all. No one has it
different anywhere in the universe. God
Himself had to work out a Design, before turning Chaos into Life.
He didn't create the world in 7 days; it all happened at
once—once He had a
Design. The future was created in that
• Eternity was the future, from
the Big Bang on.
The future walks backwards from
ahead in time, to confirm the reality of each passing
It isn't much different at election time: one
creates a new situation of hope by stepping on that podium, then
we find out how it all worked out, at the end of the term. In
some countries this happens every 6 weeks or so. In other places,
hope looks the same even if you don't feel for it. After a few
centuries in a regime, no wonder some of us are born liking
certain foods and never any other.
Designing the future is a variable
affair. As for most things, it has a
lot to do with taste. And this has everything to do with climate.
Take ideology; desert-people need cool gods, but out there in the
North Pole, who needs more of the same?
Futurology might span over several decades,
often into the next century. Individual & collective concerns mostly centre on
what may threaten survival or encourage prosperity.
• Prosperity includes Survival. The
reverse seldom applies.
What futurology is & does
In a broad sense, futurology is concerned with the mechanics of living in
tomorrow's world. It explores the
depth of human wish for life. This is a
collective will to survive beyond being & existing, it is a
desire to keep encouraging life; it involves a very real ability
to prosper through intelligent relations.
• The mechanics of social survival
rely entirely on mature cooperation. Our Ancestors must have been socially mature, before they went fishing,
or we wouldn't be here 5 million years later.
Man is more adaptive than a
• Futurology seeks to assess the human
genius for adaptation to a changing environment.
But a human being is more complex than an
enigma, and the next phase of evolution could well be more than a
leap from tricycle to bicycle... Survival theories may be
mistaken when they describe our genesis as an adjustment to geophysical conditions—where all evolution amounts to having enough
firewood, too much ice, copper instead of flint, etc.
As if Nature were especially interested in
what we can do with our hands, or how we like our
• Serious futurology is the
proposition of man's continued existence in a
—because man is a multi-dimensional
Futurology is meant to be
In order to assess
future trends specialists must engage
the knowledge from all scientific quarters:
• That data is sure to produce
genuine futuristic insights, if it is adequate enough at the outset, and
processed with assiduity.
Any aspect of futurology involves a
• Persevering with diligence &
impartiality is required, because the time-barrier may not be
broken as easily as the sound-barrier. Not that this was less than a total, often fatal, ordeal
for the Test-Pilots, if the movie The Right
Stuff is any indication of the
process. Regrettably, it is the only movie of a kind—but then, isn't
that what that movie is about, the
indifference of progress to its own accomplishments?
Collaboration is essential at all
walks—not because this has a humanitarian ring to
ring—but because science may open the door to the future,
but a whole world of people must go through it!
• Mature cooperation consists in not misleading one another at every
Whereas daily use of deceptive tactics as
an end in itself may have worse consequences than what any social system could sustain. After years
of hourly intrigue, it is possible to be so entangled in one's own subterfuges,
hoping for better may be more painful. Nor is the Cold
War a unique example of conflicts that tend
to remain pretty hot for a time longer. Most History has never cooled off. We are fighting over ancient feuds. It isn't profitable to warmongers to
make this clear as we pass exams—and often leave school to fight for
their battles, believing they represent glories to be saved!
Every second or third war was started 756
Regular cooperation also suggests such social
traditions as dog eat dog kindly take the
back seat, when riding towards futurity.
• Those who promote these internecine
customs should think again, if they
believe that people at large must be enjoying this daily bread, or why would they keep
investing in unadulterated nonsense?
Nor is it a waste of time for everyone else
to rethink the matter—for 2 critical reasons:
• We can ill afford seraglio
intrigue on a daily basis, at this
time, of all things.
• But as a fact, Future
Generations will have a lot more
problems than we would like to presently consider—more
intense, often enough—and so, these daily hate rituals
would be a dangerous excess
for anyone, in about 2 more Olympiads from
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