Comment on Programming Media : Exercise 1

alborz Tue, Jan 15, 2008
I think we are in equilibrium - it's just that we happen to live on a larger scale than the other animals we know. A society of ants - an anthill - would take over the world if it could. As is, an anthill takes over, consumes and kills everything around it that it can and wants to. We are the same. But we happen to be able to do it to the whole planet. With this stream of logic, I'm inclined to think we're destined to move beyond the planet at some point. In the meantime...

...the most important thing to realize is that we're capable of choosing what we want. There isn't anything inherently good or bad about the way we live and interact with our environment - even if we choose to change nothing about it and completely deplete the earth and its resources. We just have to decide if that's what we want to do.