I just read this article: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/cargo-drones-in-africa/ Which I strongly encourage you to do as well. In short (very short) it is how drones could allow Africa to catch up economically.
It was a fascinating read and very thought provoking, it eventually lead me to the conclusion that I am not really a scientist, there isn’t a category of one thing that I would subscribe to. I am only passionately curious ((not my words)I try to be, I actively feed this side of my character). I feed it with fascination and drive it like the hounds of hell with the fear that I’ll lose touch. I desire to be on the cutting edge, I desire discovery and development. Science.
I often I fail to understand the entire subject but I beg, borrow and steal at random those aspects I do comprehend and reshape them within my world view and tack them on the side of my understanding of “the state of things”. I desire to one day use my collected knowledge for self gain. Business.
I want more than to benefit myself though. I want to build something that others can take part in and use to lift themselves out of poverty. I want to inspire people to better themselves and their assigned station. I don’t believe in charity, not in the sense that it is a on way transaction. It has to be self sustaining. One transaction that inspires many more that seek to uplift and drive culture and learning forward. Philanthropy.
This is not me seeking to display my virtues. I am of the opinion that that little voice inside you constantly crying out for more, that may be your brain braying for stimulation should be listened to, but watched and cultivated. I don’t think we need to be one thing. I want to take part in so many multidisciplinary projects. I want to test my hands and myself on so many levels. Project management.
There is little I can do about a conclusion here. These are hopes and dreams. I hope that I never live up to my own desires, that I will continue to be driven to try more, to invest more of myself to reap more experience. Prophet.
I urge you to do the same. Inspirational.
All humans are borne on the same planet, there have been no space pregnancies, we have yet to colonise other worlds we all come from the same place.The scales have shifted but our world view has not. We now realise we live in an infinite Universe, and yet we believe the tiny often arbitrarily defined man made borders still mean something. My greatest hope with the current pause for breathe before we leap into space exploration for profit is that we realise that the minerals out there are many and far more vast than those found on this small rock. And because of that the need for these lines drawn on maps diminishes. I share the same air and the same water with everyone else on Earth. We share it with countless generations before us.
Who is to say I can’t go and visit the awesome natural wonders of the world because I was born at x and not y.
Why do animals get to move more freely than their (self-nominated) curators? It’s a prison system we’ve trapped ourselves in. Behind the bars of regulation and money.
Why must one man speak for me? Why can I not speak for myself? Governments exist in an attempt to regulate ourselves. I’ve met the everyday man, the lazier specimens of our race (of which there is only one ie human, though we come in many shades) and agree that there really should be a set of common rules.
Rules that are not based on where I can and cannot go. Instead rules based on doing less harm! I’m for anarchism because I believe I can govern myself. If I can govern myself why can I not be a global citizen? Why should I have to pay to cross a line, for a stamp, for a piece of paper? Why does one organisation need to keep track of me so badly?
How can you be proud of one patch of Earth and not another when it is all connected? We need to put the work in everywhere not just at home. A trick of birth should not be able to determine your fate.
We need to share our thoughts, stop killing each other over ideas and talk about them.
These are old concepts that were created for a finite world view. We now need a Universal view. We need to take care of each other, and we need to stop pretending that we are not part of the same family from the same planet in an ever expanding Universe.
We need to expand our thought processes to be inclusionary instead of exclusionary.