Posted: 2014-12-17 15:04:00
the new book of J.Rifkin,The Zero Marginal Cost Society, The Internet of things, The Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, is a draft of our life in ca.35 years. Characteristic is the ongoing complete computerisation, automation and cross linking of our world, open systems interconnections, abolition of work by new technologies, replacement of human, also intellectual work by artificial intelligence, 3-D-printer, which print houses in China and spare parts on the Mars, online-universities, power generation by renewable resources etc. All this is in use or in development. The abolition of the capitalistic order of the world is ongoing with rapid speed, what will demand a rearrangement of our political, economic, social world. It's a pity that I will not experience this new world. But when I only consider, that changes create fights and wars, I wouldn't like to get to know it.
The news about Peshawar just hit me this morning. Will that be our world in the next future? I only know one antidot: To pay respect for another way of living, another outlook onto the world, another way of thinking and believing, as we want to be respected.
In this sense: I wish you
a merciful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
"To Live In One Country Is Captivity", John Donne, "Change", 1635