ckaihatsu wrote:Will humanity eventually have to leave planet Earth, since the sun will explode 2 billion years from now, even *with* a Universal Basic Income -- ?
The idea that survival of humanity "doesn't matter" because the earth will end at some point in the future... is very nihilistic.
It's like saying that there's no point in installing fire detectors or repairing a leaky roof because... houses are only built to last max 200 years. So let's just keep partying and selling off pieces of the house for beer money?
Steve_American wrote:We should do what we can to save civilization, and this will, at least, extend the time we have left.
If it is civilization that is destroying the earth, and destorying our ability to survive, then "extending it" will not extend humanity's time on earth at all.
Drlee wrote:The very concept of civilization has always referred to the customs and desires of a relatively few people.
And these prima donnas and their disciplinary institutions are destroying humanity and the rest of the planet. And yet we love and worship this group of Howard Hughes's. We call this cognitive dissonance "being civilized," and this condition might be as fatal as climate change or nuclear winter.
Perhaps civilization is a euphemism for "the long winter that follows the death of natural human behavior."
"advertising ... the most powerful and sustained system of propaganda in human history ...
unless very quickly checked, will be responsible for destroying the world as we know it..." - Sut Jhally