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Paleo-Future and the American Project

One of my recent accidental internet discoveries is the Paleo-Future Blog: A look into the future that never was. My recent post about the 1950s space race and consumption had already gotten me thinking about the ways that we envision the future. And exactly how much this vision has to do with th...

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Tags: 1950s. consumption, Future, Space, Technolgoy
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Communicating the Human Voice of Climate Change

Continuing this blog's exploration of language within the green movement, there was a great DotEarth post the other day about communication. Quoting from Dr. Randy Olson, a marine biologist and author, comes a different view of the issue. He thinks that rather than focusing too much on the packag...

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Tags: Communication, Debt, Devloping, Future, Language, Nation
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Science Fiction...or the Future?

Do we have a science-fiction future to look forward to? We all know there is a finite supply of fossil fuels. Perhaps many of us think that they will run out in the next generation's lifetime, or the generation after that, and thus will not see the way a post-petroleum humanity conducts itself. ...

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Tags: Climate, Environment, Future, Octavia butler, Philip k dick, Science fiction, Vision
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Hope for Correcting Our Collective Myopia

The State of the Union was, as expected, heavy on the economic talk. In the NYT's Dot Earth Blog yesterday, Andrew C. Revkin asks the question ‘Macromyopia’ for Finance, Now for the Planet? Macromyopia, in case you haven't heard, is the "short-term gains were prized over long-term prosperity," th...

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Tags: America, Crissi, Economy, Finance, Future, Macromyopia, Money, President
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