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Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby Heruka » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:37 pm

From the multi mega global corporate think tank, the Forum for the Future, four visions for your future presented in child like cartoonish, loving way, an insight into what they have in mind.









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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby Heruka » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:38 pm

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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby gyougan » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:34 am

Dystopia is here already. Combined with dharma-ending age, we are truly living sad times. And it will only get worse from here.
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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby Heruka » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:28 am

http://www.infra20.com/post.cfm/smart-g ... z1AMVesuKg



I believe that the future strength of our economy and even the ability to maintain any level of growth will depend on successful adoption of Grid 2.0, the Cloud and Infrastructure 2.0. If we don’t solve the problem of Grid 1.0, much of the benefit associated with the cloud won’t be realized. If we don’t develop Infrastructure 2.0, we won’t be able to fully benefit from Grid 2.0. We have a growing population, which translates to a growing need for power and compute resource. Unfortunately, this situation of ever increasing demand, coupled with the limited ability to dynamically distribute or allocate energy resources means we eventually hit a wall. In 10, or maybe 20 years we will reach a point where we’ll have to make painful decisions about where power plants are built and we all know the answer “not in my back yard”.
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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby Heruka » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:49 am

http://www.cop16.mx/en/mexicos-actions/ ... 12-mexico/


page 6 of PDF


The second stage, strengthening strategic, large-scale adaptation capacities, from 2013 to 2030, includes as priorities: attaining equilibrium between degradation/deforestation and restoration/reforestation; the adoption and implementation of sustainable agriculture and livestock production systems; the eradication of measures that encourage environmental degradation and cause GHG emissions; the implementation of relocation programs for human settlements and infrastructure in high risk areas, and the implementation of policies aimed at climate stability and sustainable development.
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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby Heruka » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:19 am

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/ ... -text.html

the singapore solution.


Lee masterminded the celebrated "Singapore Model," converting a country one-eighth the size of Delaware, with no natural resources and a fractured mix of ethnicities, into "Singapore, Inc." He attracted foreign investment by building communications and transportation infrastructure, made English the official language, created a superefficient government by paying top administrators salaries equal to those in private companies, and cracked down on corruption until it disappeared. The model—a unique mix of economic empowerment and tightly controlled personal liberties—has inspired imitators in China, Russia, and eastern Europe.

To lead a society, the MM says in his precise Victorian English, "one must understand human nature. I have always thought that humanity was animal-like. The Confucian theory was man could be improved, but I'm not sure he can be. He can be trained, he can be disciplined." In Singapore that has meant lots of rules—prohibiting littering, spitting on sidewalks, failing to flush public toilets—with fines and occasional outing in the newspaper for those who break them. It also meant educating his people—industrious by nature—and converting them from shopkeepers to high-tech workers in a few decades.
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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby kirtu » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:46 am

Heruka wrote:http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/singapore/jacobson-text.html

the singapore solution.


Lee masterminded the celebrated "Singapore Model," converting a country one-eighth the size of Delaware, with no natural resources and a fractured mix of ethnicities, into "Singapore, Inc." ... The model—a unique mix of economic empowerment and tightly controlled personal liberties—has inspired imitators in China, Russia, and eastern Europe.


I saw a Singaporean protest group in Washington DC over 20 years ago. They were a couple of hundred very quite, orderly people marching down a side street where no one could see them just a couple of blocks from downtown DC. They carried nice signs declaring Singapore to be ruled as a military dictatorship but aside from that you couldn't even tell that they were a protest group. They were also apparently given a route to follow and they stopped at every light waiting for it to change as a group. It was a very strange sight and I'm afraid that these people made no news at all in a town that obsessively reports protests.

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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby Heruka » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:02 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12215915

Technology that links vehicles into "road trains" that can travel as a semi-autonomous convoy has undergone its first real world tests.

The trials held on Volvo's test track in Sweden slaved a single car to a lorry to test the platooning system.

Trains of cars under the control of a lead driver should cut fuel use, boost safety and may even cut congestion.

Project researchers believe platoons of cars could be travelling on Europe's roads within a decade.
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Re: Dystopia Is In Your Future

Postby kirtu » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:48 am

Heruka wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12215915
Project researchers believe platoons of cars could be travelling on Europe's roads within a decade.[/i]


The French and Danes have already been traveling in caravans and de facto platoons every summer through Germany for over 30 years.

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