Apocalypse Soon
Henry Wismayer

Good article Henry, thanks. I gained knowledge wealth by reading your article.

When I was a child in the early 60s, the apocalypse was coming today or tomorrow. Every time I heard a thunderclap in the night, I ran to the window looking for the mushroom cloud over San Francisco. Anyone who bet their future on the apocalypse lost big time. Please allow me a few observiations from the perspective of years.

One person’s apocalypse is another person’s opportunity. The dinosaurs were wiped out to the benefit of the mammals.

I joke that Homo sapiens has split into two subspecies — Homo futuris and Homo pastis. Everyone gets to decide which species they belong to. Every U.S. government since WWII has been dominated by futuris. Until now.

Human organizations are fundamentally thermodynamic, a longer topic, but suffice it to say, heat flows from hot to cold, never the other way. The heat is flowing out of the U.S. and most national governments. Their people and companies have decamped to the new global world of the Cybersphere, never to return. Homo pastis is being left behind to die off, in the U.S. either through government sanctioned opiate addiction or possibly by simply cutting off their health benefits. The message is clear — grow, evolve, learn, adapt or die. The past will never return and the future is inevitable.

Since we are all here on this web site to further our own growth, learning and evolution, I suspect that behind your misgivings about the current situation, you might throw your lot in with futuris. Am I right?

We can’t return, we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round in the circle game

- Joni Mitchell

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