Belinda wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00 am
gaffo wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:35 am
Belinda wrote: ↑
Sun May 26, 2019 8:42 am
I agree with vegetariantaxidermy that the abortion debate is about power.
Gaffo's scenario is possible too, as one trend that unleashed capitalism might take.
In view of the coming ecological disaster gaffo's scenario wont happen because no expensive technology will be possible. The fertility of women will again be valued and respected.
In the meantime some men struggle to hold on to power and behave like big babies in tantrums of frustration.
noting that the cost of science lowers over time...........why do you think my posit - i,e, man making his own baby via two of his gamets via an external womb - as "Expensive" in latter time?
I refer to climate change and the coming scarcity or vanishing of resources. These shortages will cause an age of extreme austerity
like nothing we have known in the past. Maybe the privations of the Dust Bowl would compare, if you are aware of these. Elective abortion is one expensive technology among many others. Surgical operations require a huge infrastructure of specialist buildings, training and maintenance of several sorts of experts, amenities such as food distribution, sewerage, clean water, surgical supplies and so forth. Economic growth will be slowed to zero.
i agree with your overall view of resource scarcity in the future, but not in the immediate future IMO - more like 500 yrs hence (not 50 yrs hence) - Oil will last another 200? yrs and coal 500+...............that is a long time from now.
in the meantime we will have China as Big Brother Empire -from 2050 to 2150, with India as little brother empire (the latter has our (Europe/american Western mindset (in spite of Modi), and so will alley hwerself with "us" to bolster her power with China breather over her neck.
.........all of this while resources - oil - is still around and plenty.
after 2150? what empire will exist and how much oil? no clue, but oil is now 1/2 gone at worst - so that means 100 (at least) more years of abundant recources for empire building.
after that time - when oil is gone, we will have coal, solar, wind and nuclear. (not sure about gas).
eventually we will have "water wars" IMO, after oil is gone, and earth is hot - ME will be unlivable too (humidity which is high around the Gulf - adding the higher temp of +3 celcius will make it unlivable).
but who knows. both you and i will be dead by that time of my prognostication.