By Ancient Futurist In this article series, I have outlined what an extinction-proof civilization, one that can exist over geological timescales, would resemble in terms of technology, economics, and politics. The most important factor in our civilization’s survival, however, might be ideology. In order to change how we behave in the long run; we must […]Read more "Creating an Extinction-proof civilization — Ideology"
What would I give a child in need? Food? Clothing? A Bible? Children need all those things, but what about a telescope, what about something to open their minds to the wonders of the universe? Some might say that it would be a frivolous gift, but what if fostering in them a love of the […]Read more "What to give a child in need – how about a telescope?"
This will be my first blog article written specifically for Compassion International. My normal topics involve integrating faith science, and technology to create a better world. How do you relate this topic to helping children in poverty? How are children in poverty helped by discussions on how theology informs artificial intelligence, interplanetary expansion, or genetic […]Read more "Helping impoverished children and how they can in turn help technological civilization"
Ancient Futurist In order to create a civilization that can last indefinitely, over geological timescales, it must not just know how to control the climate, have a stable economy, and protect the planet from impacts. For a civilization to last over geologic timescales, it must also have a political system stable enough to not cause […]Read more "Creating an Extinction-Proof Civilization — Politics"
Three centuries after the beginning of the early modern period, many of the ideas that have shaped the modern world are coming under fire. Liberalism, capitalism, and scientism (not to confused with science) are being accused of being too individualistic, disenchanting, and of creating a world where people see each other mainly as competitors for […]Read more "Holism and Personalism: The Way Forward?"
Ancient Futurist What is the economy? The economy has many different definitions, but it could be essentially defined as the social system concerned with the distribution and acquisition of goods and services. The economy has existed since humans first evolved and it continues to grow today at an increasing, though inconsistent, rate. For most of […]Read more "Creating and Extinction-Proof civilization: The Economy"
Humans need to build a civilization that is technologically advanced enough to stop threats like an asteroid impact, but not so disruptive to its planetary environment that it turns the planetary environment against it. This will involve technological and environmental factors which affect several different systems, several important ones for the survival of civilization are […]Read more "Creating an extinction-proof civilization—The Technosphere"
In the my blog post, I established reasons for why human survival might be important for all life on Earth and not just humanity. Now, I will talk about what it will require to ensure that our civilization does last indefinitely. What will it take? There have essentially been three types of human societies over […]Read more "Creating an extinction-proof civilization-longevity"
How long will civilization last? The most pessimistic observers would say that human civilization will not last until the end of the century. The most optimistic observers predict that human civilization will transform into an even more advanced civilization and eventually spread across the cosmos and embark on a great adventure of post-biological evolution. Which […]Read more "Creating an extinction-proof civilization: Introduction"
If you do not know where you came from, how can you know where you are going? If you start in a direction not knowing where you came from, you might end up just going the way you came. It is for this reason that knowing the past matters. In order to be a futurist, […]Read more "What is ancient futurism?"