Three Obstacles

Nobody asked but …

The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.

— E. O. Wilson

And as with other gaps, this gap is widening as we communicate.  The Universe is expanding, and therefore, all things in the Universe are following suit.

We will always have much the same emotions that Adam and Eve had.  Institutions will always militate against change, and even when they do change they will only update to new institutions.  Institutions are static steps in the dynamic process of change.  And technological matters will always seem god-like because they change while the former two don’t — technological change is outside the box.

The prescription for species progress is that we master our emotions, reduce our dependence on institution, and use critical thinking to realize our god-like destiny.  Otherwise, we will fail.

— Kilgore Forelle

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