I saw this video and Gene Roddenberry came to mind. Instead of a great depression, maybe we can achieve a different, new kind of society if humans can resist the urge to starve poor people.
So, in the end, could our present Earth ever be like Star Trek earth? Yep, but we need:
a) relatively unlimited manufacturing capacity (e.g., with replicators).
b) relatively low population on Earth, and a land-distribution system.
c) an effective world democracy, working on a federated level, with varieties of local democracy.
d) slowly, a more intelligent populace at large, which would naturally tend to reach for [...]
Social Networks have grown into a monstrous segment on the internet.
If JRR Tolkien were to map it all out, it might look something like this…
I was looking into creating a start page portal that used facebook login, but before I got started a little research uncovered this little gem: If you’re a chrome user you’re going to love this!
From their Description:
Incredible StartPage is a productive start page replacement for Chrome. Put all your favorite bookmarks in a beautiful frame, and enjoy our handy features!
New in 0.9 – Notepad sync – Post notes to Google App accounts – More theme options, including using custom gradient as background – Bundled default wallpaper for faster loading – Recently closed tabs options
Features – Customizable color [...]