Imagine a world...
... where no one is fat;
... where everyone is fit;
... where no one dies of heart disease or diabetes;
... where everyone out of diapers has meaningful work;
... where no one wastes his or her time on mindless drivel;
... where everyone keeps learning for their entire life;
... where no one is very poor or very rich;
... where everyone has their basic material needs covered.
Some of these results will occur naturally.
Some of these will require a tremendous amount of effort.
Some of these will occur because the only alternative is extinction.
It will be a long, hard climb, but the sooner we start the Long Ascent, the faster we get there.
future promises us lives as humans were meant to live them — free,
respected as persons, respected as peers, subject to none. It promises
us a true community — something most of us have never really
experienced. It promises a mind-boggling diversity of belief, tradition,
culture and lifestyle." -- Jason Godesky, Thirty Theses