Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Monarch butterflies: The year is 2055

Hi M,

The year is 2055 and you're about 120 (not 220 yet) and going strong in good health, and I'm about 93 years old, have 3 kids and 2 grandkids. We still meet on Cuttyhunk every year over the 10 weeks of summer when I'm mostly there. World University is a flourishing wiki knowledge conversation in all 7,097 living languages (but the number will have changed) and especially flourishing with artificial intelligemce and machine translation ~

World University and School has also become major universities in all countries' main and official languages - each with much autonomy, like Quaker Yearly Meetings (in many countries and languages), but also still very CC MIT OCW, CC Yale OYC and Stanford-centric. Hippies have come and gone, except in pockets around the world, such as still at Harbin Hot Springs {}, and Unitarian Universalist churches and unprogrammed Quaker Meetings still exist. 

I can't say whether the oceans have risen or not, due to global warming climate change (with massive loss of land and real estate), but poverty has mostly been eliminated and the urban-agrarian divide of today is a little more urban, yet agricultural land has been significantly preserved in all countries (thanks much to information technologies). A basic universal income has been working for about 35 years now. 

Some peoples are still living the beautiful ethnographic science fiction vision of Ursula Le Guin's wondrous book (informed by the '60s)  "Always Coming Home" (which takes place 400 years in the future).

And we're still writing and communicating electronically, anticipating another grandkid in 2056 (from my eldest) and a few further grandkids over the next 5 years.

I'm Bay Area Rapid Transit heading into the American Friends Service Committee / SF Quaker Meeting to hold a WUaS hive meeting space. Making honey ...

How are you? What are you up to today?




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