I’ve been thinking green, sort of. Not all the time. But more than before …
I believe we should tread gently on the planet. Look out for our future – do things that make sure we’ll have one, that it remains green and healthy for all of us and our great-great-great grandchildren to enjoy. That’s long term thinking and we probably need lots of short-term action to make sure the planet remains habitable for everyone …
And I don’t mean to give short-shrift to those who care about critters, for species at risk – but I wonder, as we collectively show concern for caribou, salmon, polar bears and spotted owls, as we get alarmed about news stories about concerns over Monarch butterflies specifically and amphibians generally – and the bees, oh my the bees.
And the killer bees.
And the killer whales …
Aren’t we forgetting one?
One that is at greater risk?
Top of the food chain?
Big brain, all thumbs sometimes, likes to laugh and cry, celebrate and complain, jump for joy and cower when threatened … does poorly in the wild, poorly in captivity too: humans
Yes, indeed, we are not all that threatening (despots, dictators and midnight tweeters excepted) but we are indeed threatened, at risk and in need of help.
Whether or not you agree – trust me, I’m right on this.
Internet of Things, ‘machines learning from machines’, leaving people out or behind – that’s the future, a century or two down the road looks like a very scary place, one most of us today might have trouble coping with.