Re: How will this age be remembered?
I would have to agree with chopra, but he is considering it on such a deeper more analytical base that the masses may not concern themselves with. Some may refer to this small period as the technological medieval times as he describes. But I think in at least American text-books, much of our history will be shadowed by the two-term bush presidency. His blunders and small accomplishments which I cannot think of off the top of me head. They will remember the massive cultural boom of youtube and the internet. Of Iphones and the innovations in movies and even the writers strike. The world will be remembered for its clashes. Venezuala, Darfur, Russia, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Lebanon. The middleeast will be the center of this age as 9/11, madrid, and the uk bombings have defined for so many this region in postive and negative light. It is sad to say we are growing up in a greater industrial revolutionary age where pollution will create greater global warming problems, even as we try to become greener. I find that if we are going to define this past decade this way, the next two years will change the definition of our world. And the following 10 years will prove if we can improve our world or leave it worse for the next generation.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
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