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Conrad writes, "My goal with Humanity Redefined is to shed light on the cutting edge of technology and to show that a positive future, a future in which humans flourish, is possible. I am optimistic about the future, despite what is going on in the world...."

Definitely an interesting topic.

It seems such predictions may depend on what time frame we're looking at. What future specifically are you referring to?

It seems it would take an astronomical event to make humanity extinct. Though it's possible that a global nuclear war would crash agriculture all over the world. But even then, somebody would make it through.

My prediction is that civilizations will keep rising and falling, rising and falling, rising and falling, and that very gradually over very long periods of time there is indeed a chance we'll learn through pain what we need to learn to finally have a stable human environment on this planet. So at that scale, I'm optimistic too.

But there's close to no chance this civilization will be the one that figures it out. You know, we have thousands of massive hydrogen bombs aimed down our own throats, an ever imminent existential threat we typically find too boring to bother discussing. The chance that we can keep these weapons around forever and they'll never be used hovers somewhere around zero, imho.

As example, if I walked around all day with a loaded gun in my mouth, and I was bored by the gun, how would you rate my chances for survival?

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I'm specifically referring to creating a solarpunk-like future in my lifetime, so in the next 50 to 100 years.

I will have a more detailed post about that soon. I just need to read a couple more books and articles, and put my thoughts together.

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It's a pleasure following your work. Thanks for the mentioning 🙌

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... also if you are looking to collaborate again or do another podcast my "studio" is open

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It is a tempting offer

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Easily one of my favorite writers in topic choice, style, ease of reading and in-depth research.

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