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The Mountains Of WV Are Still Not Far Out Enough For My Taste. Of Course A Mountain Top Farm Would Be Alot Better, Alas, I Am Not A Fortunate Son.

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Posted by Phil.o.Sofir on January 21, 2000 02:21:21 UTC

: ***The biggest reason I would go off to distant planets is to begin a world society based upon a stable model, sort of like a very large commune. Current technology could support such a reality, and many luxuries would be non-existant/unwanted. : What are some of the ground rules you would like to see applied to such a colony? : --------- : Sounds nice. I'd like to see small communities where everybody knows each other, and are essentially a big family (awwww that's sweet). It takes a village to raise a child, they say (grass is always greener eh city boy?). Or would that limit the gene pool? : I read some Desmond Morris that describes that idealy, humans evolved to our current state through initially adopting small tribes. This was meant to be a sort of ideal condition. He argued that cities are completely alien to our behavior, thus causing all urban related problems we see today (faceless random crime, it's harder to steal from your flesh and blood neighbor). He described cities to be a "human zoo" because it was comparable to a real zoo with caged animals. Both animals and human seemed to experience the same psycological effects. : Ground rules? Nothing especially profound comes to mind (do what U want? Clearly that wouldn't work). : Luxury is kind of a subjective term. Computers are a luxury by some standards, but I'd still like to have em. Maybe a better word is excess.

: Well, i feel like I've contributed nothin but hopeless pointless generalities to this strand of thought... What do U think?

***Well, for one thing, less restriction on the ranging of herds as well as all the other types suseptible to becoming isolated and dying, or road kill (animal friendly transport systems).

Agricultural planning on a global scale as well as housing most of which would be underground for insulation and security. The use of technology for creating vast surplusses of nonperishables, which are also modified perishables.

Basically it would be nice to have all those wonders the space program is coming up with, but on a widespread continous basis, fuel, water, oxygen if/when needed. Oh, and completely organic farming methods, and while I am dreaming, maybe a system of rotation for families not only in housing but within the family system itself. Whoa! Getting a little to communistic there, or maybe just a system of all adults living alone and a childs home coming in stages, which leads me to the concept of a moral/social code based upon pure honesty of feeling and thought...

***I don't know, it just seems like there must be something better than the capitalistic method of competition, more is better, some must have less to ensure others have more, surface honesty and underlying non-honesty, politics, infuence, nationalism, religion, and ulimately hatred/war.

***And need to keep it simple too, a world encompassing organization without and leaders to corrupt it, could we do it or would we have to have a computer manage it, but then there are the progammers...

***I guess excess is the word, what I mean is things that are unessisary like the gold and chrome trim on whatever it is it can be stuck on.

***To be accepted by all in a system that one understands and loves is the ultimate utopia, especially when one knows that it's peaceful philosophy which respects the world that creates and supports us is the reason our ancestors came to this secluded wonderful world in spaceships. (This of course is looking back by my gggggrands.)

***I like to dream alot, as if no one notices :)

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