Future: A Brief Restatement for Nature

sdfsdfsdf2222.jpgPeople fear of what this world will look like in the future.  People usually connote a view where there are no longer trees or birds around – no nature to speak of… that is what our brain usually suggests about the extreme future.  The “extreme future” is that farthest span of space and time which our present imaginations could initially offer.

Movies have contributed a major part in dictating to us what the future will look like.  Some vividly portrayed scenes in movies have this effect of getting into our subconscious. My post, however, is not about psychology.  So, I do not suggest any professional opinion will be expressed herein regarding the matter.  I just mean to say we were made to grow in a world of living with expectations.  Expectations which, from our childhood, have indirectly affected our course of actions from the relativity of things and ultimate future impacts.  Not to mention how we are always advised to “think about the future.”

Now, this constant taunting about the future has efficiently created a “stockroom” firmly settled within a considerable portion in our minds.  A stockroom about the future.  This is the place where we incessantly retrieve all our expectations, opinions and actions that has something to do with the future. All at once, every individual’s stockroom has created a common and general understanding about a certain thing in the future.

Going back to the movies, because I intend to limit my discussion to the this world’s physical future, the whole wide acceptance of a future with very “complicated” computer-manipulated or controlled world depicted by “flying everything” or “touchscreen everything” or “microchip everything” or “teleport everything everywhere” or “clone everything” surely becomes not just a “future” for us but a self-claimed fact that is just waiting for the right time in our extreme future to happen.  To bolster this “fact”, our actions (in general) are geared to perfecting to the nearest common perception everything that contributes to this world’s physical future.  Actions act in a protracted rhythm to a common goal.  This is best explained by Einstein’s relativity – as applied.

Now, it saddens me to realize how I have become an unintentional conspirator to this worldwide movement of subconscious extreme future thinkers.  It saddens me because I feel some sort of disparity with my conscious want and my unconscious tendencies.  Against modern culture, I feel to have a different view.  This is not pure individualism, rather, this is a sense of collective and societal concern.  I cannot blame who made this futuristic view in the first place.  Da Vinci may have already imagined the flying crafts during his time.  H.G. Wells may have conceived the flying saucers during the late-1800’s.   There seems to be some manifestations of extreme futures already even during the ancient times.  Should we just dismiss this by saying that extreme future is just a necessary product of humanity’s restlessness?  I don’t think so.  I think the extreme future is a product of fear of the unknown.  That having a view of extreme future somehow gives us a certain place in our inquisitions – a sense of assurrance that we know something although not necessarily true – a primeval characteristic of humans.

Thus, the issue at hand is inevitable.  That is, we cannot resist defining the future so long as we are human.

That being so, allow me to express my preference then.  This preference is, however and again, against modern culture.   I remember the moments.  I am nature’s child.

I’d still love a future where mankind would choose to re-paint the “classic” world and junk the niceties of “modern” physical living.  This is on my theory that what we imagine now becomes our future – we see flying cars – that’s what we’re going to get. However, if we try to see and rebuild a sense of comparison which is better and happier… the classic or the modern?  I don’t agree with an absolute answer of course.. but… I hope people will start wishing for a classical future at the helm of the world and having only the modern future at the sidelines.

Let’s try to begin seeing more wooden furnitures and wooden houses and a green natural landscape every time we retrieve concepts in our stockrooms about our extreme futures.  Abundance of nature not metals and recycled physical everything.  Let’s try to commence this thinking from this “not too late” generation.

Now if we see flying birds then, that is what we are going to get!



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