Saturday, August 14, 2010

OK! OK! OK? You want the future here it is...

The two greatest threats to humanity are:

1) Overpopulation


2) "Faux" Religious Extremism

Here is why:

The plant is a limited space. Even if there are mechanisms for finding energy and wealth despite the current paradigm, space is limited. No amount of free energy and materiel will zatresult in a large scale off-planet colonization effort, we are just too far away from everything else.

Now, if a few chosen escape to other worlds, that is different, but I am referring to the majority, because if the majority perishes that is failure.

Secondly, re: 'faux' extremism. This refers to the fervent emphasis of select portions of whatever religious teachings while ignoring other aspects of the same teachings. There is some appeal to this direction in various quarters, but because the inconsistent emphasis is, well, inconsistent, it is imcomplete. Being imcomplete, it is imperfect. Being imperfect it is invalid. This should be clear.

But there are observed cases where the two potentiate one another, and this is dangerous.

everybody else is doing it, so I should too: Things I Hate!

I am normally not a hater. But, there are some things I just hate.

For example, I have a Verizon wireless broadband connection. Yes, I am one of those idiots that pays for limited broadband. I do not live in a place where wi-fi is ubiquitous, and cable ... well, that is the next thing.

So I connect my USB wireless device, and start the application that is used to configure it. The application indicates "two bars" of signal, which is not bad. Then, I connect to the network.

The bars drop to zero.

I fucking hate that. Seriously, what the fuck?

Today, I get a call about my credit cards. This company wants to lower my interest rates. Ok, so I will listen to their pitch. What is the name of the company, I ask? This woman who is calling does not tell me. OK, so now they start to ask for information about my credit cards. Seriously, what the fuck? I tell them, truthfully, that I plan on paying off all my credit cards and never using them again, because they change shit without telling you. They change your limit, they change your rates. Fuck them, seriously what the fuck? They are only for things that are neccessary from here on out, fuck them.

She hangs up on me. So, fuck her and her fucking nameless company.