Not to say that this particular iteration of an oldish (1960's) idea is a workable vision, but it raises the question, whats wrong with vision? I think we too quickly scoff at future looking notions. It sure in hell doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that we had better come up with a new vision soon or we're F--ked. Every area of our civilized life style is completely unsustainable. Every level of the ecosystems, political systems and Economic systems that we depend on for our very existence are in decline or crisis. The one obvious fly in the ointment with this idea is that a devine savior is going to bring the project
through to fruition. God isin't helping the 40% percent of Americans struggling to stay above the poverty line, didn't save us from the crash of 2008, Katrina/Sandy came and went, the situation just keeps getting ratcheted up and we are trying to keep the sand out of our ears while burying our heads in said sand. This isn't a political comment in the least. That's all HS and nonsense. Al Einstien said, "You can't change the problems of today using the thinking that got you into those problems", we need new thingking. This is not politics, it's a reality check. Three things, actions, are going to make a difference. 1. Get out of denial and out of the box. As in creative thinking like this idea, and hopefully better ideas with less magic involved. 2. Conserve what is left. Curtail cunsuming and rampent glottony. 3. Science and engineering. We have the technology to solve most of the issue's right now. We need to continually move forward. Put God back in church and leaders back in office. If we spent all the money
spent on Americas wars over the last fifteen years we could have completely rebuilt the electrical
grid and wind and solarized this nation. Now I don't expect this to stay on the board very long, "too political", but it's not political at all, in the least, zip. I encourage these people to continue with thier good work, get some qualified people involved and utilized all that creative energy towards something that is doable. The Wright Bro's, Jonas Salk, Linus Pauling, Al Einstien, and on and on, didn't do what they did for money
, they did it because it was what needed to be done. The improbable, the unlikely, the required. So take the scoffing and ridicule and put that energy to better use. This really is an idea, that hasn't made it to the oven
to get half baked. Keep trying.