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What is the fun of having them if you cannot share them ?
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Me thinking about a new post
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Collected them from twistedshifter.com
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Stand on Zanzibar is that rarity among science fiction novels — it really made accurate predictions about the future. The book, published in 1969, is set in the year 2010, and this allows us to make a point-by-point comparison, and marvel at novelist John Brunner’s uncanny ability to anticipate the shape of the world to come. Indeed, his vision of the year 2010 even includes a popular leader named President Obomi — face it, Nate Silver himself couldn’t have done that back in 1969!
Let me list some of the other correct predictions in Brunner’s book:
(1) Random acts of violence by crazy individuals, often taking place at schools, plague society in Stand on Zanzibar.
(2) The other major source of instability and violence comes from terrorists, who are now a major threat to U.S. interests, and even manage to attack buildings within the United States.
(3) Prices have increased sixfold between 1960 and 2010 because of inflation. (The actual increase in U.S. prices during that period was sevenfold, but Brunner was close.)
(4) The most powerful U.S. rival is no longer the Soviet Union, but China. However, much of the competition between the U.S. and Asia is played out in economics, trade, and technology instead of overt warfare.
(5) Europeans have formed a union of nations to improve their economic prospects and influence on world affairs. In international issues, Britain tends to side with the U.S., but other countries in Europe are often critical of U.S. initiatives.
(6) Africa still trails far behind the rest of the world in economic development, and Israel remains the epicenter of tensions in the Middle East.
(7) Although some people still get married, many in the younger generation now prefer short-term hookups without long-term commitment.
(8) Gay and bisexual lifestyles have gone mainstream, and pharmaceuticals to improve sexual performance are widely used (and even advertised in the media).
(9) Many decades of affirmative action have brought blacks into positions of power, but racial tensions still simmer throughout society.
(10) Motor vehicles increasingly run on electric fuel cells. Honda (primarily known as a motorcycle manufacturers when Brunner wrote his book) is a major supplier, along with General Motors.
(11) Yet Detroit has not prospered, and is almost a ghost town because of all the shuttered factories. However. a new kind of music — with an uncanny resemblance to the actual Detroit techno movement of the 1990s — has sprung up in the city.
(12) TV news channels have now gone global via satellite.
(13) TiVo-type systems allow people to view TV programs according to their own schedule.
(14) Inflight entertainment systems on planes now include video programs and news accessible on individual screens at each seat.
(15) People rely on avatars to represent themselves on video screens — Brunner calls these images, which either can look like you or take on another appearance you select — “Mr. and Mrs. Everywhere.”
(16) Computer documents are generated with laser printers.
(17) A social and political backlash has marginalized tobacco, but marijuana has been decriminalized.
Imagine an electric vehicle that can get you to work — or anywhere in a six-mile radius — quickly, without traffic frustrations or gasoline. Now imagine you can pick it up and carry it with you. Yes, this souped-up skateboard could change the face of morning commutes.
Sanjay Dastoor is the co-founder of Boosted Boards, a startup that aims to build the world’s lightest electric vehicles. Full bio
March 29, 2013
by: JB Bardot
Certain forward-thinking folks are reinventing farming as we know it. Indoor, organic urban farms growing food vertically using hydroponic and aquaponic principles, are sprouting around the country. The push for alternative methods of raising food follow in part, on the heels of local governments outlawing homeowners from growing vegetable gardens in their yards, and forcing people to tear out existing, healthy gardens. Fueling the wheels of change are the county, state and federal government knowingly attempting to destroy the food chain with chemtrails, pesticides, growth hormones and GMOs, as they alter the very molecular nature of our food. These actions move the heart, stimulate rage, hatred and fear, and force humans to change to survive or die.
Looking for alternative ways to feed themselves and the community, large and small alternative gardening ventures are popping up everywhere. Smaller ventures such as the Urban Hydro Project in Nashville, Tennessee is the farm-child of Jeffery Orkin; and his efforts are paying off. A cry for community support in late 2012 raised over $3,300 in donations, enough money for Orkin to buy materials to extend his fledgling indoor organic garden on the top floor of a condo building in Nashville. Although the Urban Hydro Project has only 135 square feet of floor space, the room has 12 foot ceilings, and Orkin plans to plant to the ceiling. Beautiful organic vegetables are grown using hydroponics, where no soil is used. Orkin says this is a more efficient method of production, and one that produces higher yields and better tasting organic food year round.
While the Urban Hydro Project continues to expand and thrive in Nashville, FarmedHere sprouted up outside of Chicago and claims the honor of being the largest indoor vertical farm in the US. Founded by Jolanta Hardej, it’s located in a huge 90,000 square foot abandoned warehouse in Bedford Park, Illinois. Hardej had the vision as far back as 2008 to grow fresh, organic produce using aquaponic techniques, and no soil. Like Orkin, Hardej says the vegetables are better tasting than when traditionally grown. Plants at FarmedHere are grown in multiple stacked levels and fed by mineral-rich water circulated throughout the system from fish tanks containing hormone-free tilapia fish.
FarmedeHere is looking to produce over one million pounds of fresh, organic leafy greens, free of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs.
Indoor farming provides sustainable options
As more stringent government regulations are put in place controlling individual freedoms, and greater efforts are made to alter the essence of food by corporations like Monsanto, the availability of organic, life-staining foods will diminish. As the air and land are poisoned with chemicals and other noxious elements in an effort to marginalize life, alternative means of growing food will be needed for those who are willing to fight to survive the system.
· Indoor gardening projects like these and others around the country produce organic food year round, under perfect temperature, humidity and lighting conditions
· Due to the controlled growing environment, indoor farms provide sustainable agriculture for all — the home gardener, local tailgate markets, and large food chains such Whole Foods, Green Grocery, and other large grocery chains demanding organic foods
· Growing produce with hydroponics is possible for individual homeowners by setting up a special growing station in their homes, garages or sheds. Some vertical growing equipment is portable and can be moved outside in warmer weather if desired.
· Indoor vertical farming has a small footprint, allowing individuals to grow food using aquaponics or hydroponics away from nosy government eyes. Additionally, small or large indoor community gardens are possible in smaller-sized buildings, allowing for groups to form gardens, purchase supplies and share fresh vegetables together.
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