Thank you. Looks good.aubergine wrote:Interesting documentary on water wars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjOn2THsQZg
All this doom and gloom and talk of sociopaths and psychopathologies is giving a one sided impression of this prognosticating which is misleading.
I'm also looking at futurist designers and solutions that donot involve the problematic and grandiose Hacking the Planet techs.
~ Designer Jacque Fresco's "Venus Project". http://www.thevenusproject.com/
~ "Transforming the Global Biosphere: Twelve Futuristic Strategies, Revised Edition" by Elliott Maynard. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097217 ... 4TJDU8UVGX
~ "Design for Ecological Democracy" by Randolph T. Hester. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/026208 ... UPNP2B0MZC
~ "Great Expectations & Kochuu" (2007 DVD) with Oscar Niemeyer, Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito, Jacque Fresco, et al... http://www.amazon.com/Great-Expectation ... I7TUQMS1AV
I've been trying to inject some of the light side as reflected in the work of above futurists, & thier solutions, into the timeline along with the doom and gloom. We know how it turns-out in the canon with the Collapse however Pumpkin gave us an out in the creation of The Project and thier post appocalypse mission. Now it is up to the imagination of future creators, like Goth, to go beyond just creating new battle opportunities with new tech. In other words, fighting for the specifics of a new world, a new civilization, vs. the dark forces that would not allow that new future see the light of day outside the control of thier iron fist.
I feel I have a better grasp of the Hammond and Reed characters and thier unfolding relationship. I also feel likewise about the female character, the lone radical activist known to the world as "Godiva". I've just come to giving her the name she was born with - Taryn Carvelle.
Now the fourth major character, the spiritual leader and founder of a new global movement, is gonna be a different challenge than the other three. I've set myself some clear parameters for this character's movement: no theism, no dogma, no institutionalized hierarchy. There's something of Buddha and Black Elk and Moshel Meshalims in that but also, very deliberately, in every way, the complete opposite of what Saul of Tarnus did and accomplished before Nero had his head chopped off.
I wanna create a fresh trope here on the order of what Heinlein attempted in his "Stranger In A Strange Land", Herbert in "Dune" and Card in "Speaker For the Dead". A very high bar indeed.
The working name I've come to for this fourth main character, at this juncture anyway, is "Ellam of the Inuit"....
Alrighty then.... back to Part B of the expanded timeline...