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May 05, 2011 – Comments (14)

People thought Moses was crazy for building an Ark in the desert.

People thought Columbus was craxy for thinking the World was round.

People thought Ford was crazy for thinking the car would replace the horse.

What if.....just what if Alstry has been right all along?

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#1) On May 05, 2011 at 12:51 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

What if....

Jobless Claims Hit 8-Month High

Double-dip recession is now undeniable

Is The Market Rigged? Survey Says … ‘Yes!’

What if the ability to read becomes less important in a virtually driven world.....just like good penmenship is becoming obsolete

Report: Nearly Half of Detroiters Can't Read

What if THINKING becomes the skill most valued in the Digital Age?

What if the Industrial way of functioning is no longer sustainable?

DOLLAR HITS 3 YEAR LOW...

1 IN 7 ON FOOD STAMPS!

Cash-Strapped School Districts Considering 4-Day Weeks...

...shorten school year by a month?

Treasury suggests $2 trillion debt cap raise...

Food Prices Rise to Near-Record as Inflation Accelerates...

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#2) On May 05, 2011 at 1:04 PM, buffalonate (94.85) wrote:

If the economy totally collapses like you say there will be no digital age.  The industrial economy builds the computers and networks that the digital world is built on.  You can't have one without the other.  If the economy totally collapses we will return to a great depression with people migrating to just find food and work and they won't be using the computer because they couldn't afford the service. 

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#3) On May 05, 2011 at 1:16 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

Stop being so negative.

People and machines build computers.  As time passes, machines will do a greater percentage of the work...as machines replace more and more human labor, we will move further and further into the Digital Age.

As the Industrial Age collapses, the Digital Age will rise and replace it with a much more sustainable system.  Humanity is very resillient.  I am confident of the future and man's ability to adapt.

It is simply the process of change which will be very convulsive for many....and from your comments, you will be right at the top of the pile.

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#4) On May 05, 2011 at 1:42 PM, buffalonate (94.85) wrote:

Nothing digital will exist in the future without a highly sophisticated industrial ecdonomy.  IF the economy collapses what company will build the networks, computer chips, computers?  IF the economy collapses who will have the money to pay for digital gadgets if they can't afford food as you claim?  Anything digital is completely dependent on a highly successful and advanced industrial economy.  You ae the one claiming the apocalypse is upon us and then you claim we are going to magically have a more advanced digital economy.  It makes no sense.

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#5) On May 05, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Betapeg (< 20) wrote:

Moses never built an ark. Yea....you're probably wrong. 

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#6) On May 05, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Betapeg (< 20) wrote:

Moses never built an ark. Yea....you're probably wrong. 

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#7) On May 05, 2011 at 1:55 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

Buffalo...stop being Buffaloed.

The Southern Agricultural Farmers NEVER thought cotton could be harvested without slaves....until Industrial technolgies of the tractor and cotton gin made it possible.

The Industrial Age was very convulsive to the functioning of the Agricultural Age.....

The transformation to the Digital Age from the Industrial Age will be even more convulsive....but absent a major war, I am highly confident most will get through it just fine.

Just stick around with Alstry...he'll show you the way as the Industrial Age collapses...and we rise into an Udder World with the Digital Age.

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#8) On May 05, 2011 at 2:03 PM, buffalonate (94.85) wrote:

So we are useless and machines are just going to build themselves and take over the world, right?  Have you been watching Terminator movies too much lately?  Where do you get this crazy stuff?  Who puts this stuff in your head?  You never define the digital world or who will build it.  I don't know if you have ever heard this before but experts say that all of the computing power in the world is not as powerful as 1 human brain. 

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#9) On May 05, 2011 at 2:03 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Noah built the Ark. >Here<</a>

Columbus was not the first person to come up with the idea. >Here<</a>

I think you're correct about Ford.

 

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#10) On May 05, 2011 at 2:12 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

Buffalo...

No you Big Dummy;) (sarcasm)

Were the African American slaves useless once the tractor and cotton gin was invented?  Were the 95% of the farmers useless once we didn't need them to farm.

Someone is going to have to fornicate to perpetuate the species...I plan to be first in line every night;)

As far as my digital world....it is already going on all around us.....you can follow it on my personal blog at Udder World.  In the mean time, pay attention to what is going on around you.

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#11) On May 05, 2011 at 2:26 PM, buffalonate (94.85) wrote:

The reason we have all of our technology gadgets is that we have disposable income.  If the economy crashes like you repeatedly claim no one is going to have disposable income for luxury goods.  You are arguing that our economy is transitioning to a more advanced digital economy while simultaneously arguing that the world economy is going to crash.  I have no idea how our economy can get more advanced while imploding as you claim.  A more advanced economy depends on more disposable income not less. 

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#12) On May 05, 2011 at 2:36 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

My guess is the 95% of the farmers that went broke from 1860-1880 said the same thing.....

My only point is the Industrial Economy is collapsing....just like the Agricultural one did in the later 1800s....

And a new economy will emerge....one based on Digital technologies.....just like the Industrial Economy replaced the Agricultural economy for OVER 90% of the American population.

You only need income to obtain the production from others, income will not be as important in a world where the functioning is being driven by machines.

It will not be 100% right away...but we will move in that direction over time....but we could make leaps forward just with the technology we have presently.

email replacing snail mail

virtual education replacing brick and mortar educaiton

virtual workplaces replacing offices and travel

If we could eliminate the need for taxes, intererest and insurance...we could eliminate the need for 80-90% of the income for most American households.

In the 1800s....there really was no need or much demand for taxes, interest, and insurance.

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#13) On May 05, 2011 at 3:09 PM, eldemonio (97.96) wrote:

If you were to be right, that in itself would be a sign of the apocalypse.

Dogs and cats living together, alstry being right......you get the idea.

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#14) On May 05, 2011 at 3:20 PM, mtf00l (50.39) wrote:

This was a hard one not to respond to... =D

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