Human: The Most Dangerous Animal
A message from the "Interstellar Safety Council" warns other life forms not to visit Earth, a planet that is governed by "the survival of the fittest."
Humans compete viciously for limited resources. They form complicated tribes that fight with one another. They behave irrationally in all sorts of ways. And yet, humans also possess "a ridiculous tolerance for adversity." That is why, in the spoof video below, the narrator warns his alien viewers in a message from the "Interstellar Safety Council" that humans are to be considered "extremely dangerous."
In other words, other life forms should avoid visiting Earth, a planet that is governed not by cooperation but by "the survival of the fittest."
Are we trying to solve too many problem with technological solutions?
- Technology has given humanity the amazing ability to fix almost any problem, conditioning us to search for technological remedies to what might be social problems.
- Alleviating social inequity is a problem that technology must necessarily attempt to solve, but technology alone cannot shape how humans assemble their societies.
- Only by emphasizing the primary place of individual identity, human dignity, and universal values like empathy and emotion, can we hope to solve global issues that, so far, technology has been unable to conquer.
Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents
With his collected letters recently being published, it's time to revisit this extraordinary thinker.
- Though the British philosopher died in 1973, his work continues to make an impact.
- A recently published collection, The Collected Letters Alan Watts, is a deep dive into his personal correspondences.
- Watts was an early proponent for spreading Eastern philosophy to Western culture.
Long hidden under trees, it's utterly massive
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