Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Disarming the Population Bomb or Boserup's solution to Malthus Traps

Population Growth is a Curse or a Blessing? 

“I believe that life supports what supports more of life.” Tony Robbins

Malthus vs Boserup

Thomas Malthus theory (curse) was updated by Ester Boserup's theory (blessing) in 1900's on how human ingenuity spurs Innovation that CAN overcome his 3 perceived Neo-Malthusian threats: 
War, Famine, and Plague.

How Bosenrup's theory has been overcoming War, Famine & Plague, proving our hope of Population Growth being a blessing the half century?

Through the efficient use of resources with innovations & exponential technologies, such as the green rev(ev)olution that allowed us to feed more than 6,500,000 people, but with some serious issues still: 2.1 billion obese (could feed 2x with the same food), 30% food produce loss (could feed +2 billion with this), and other wasteful usage that can make one think there is insufficient food production, but that is not the reason why we have more than 1 billion starving.

So, ignorance, poverty and violence, not the lack of resources that cause death and hunger, and we can adopt / make programs to change it, right? And we need it more than ever, NOW as:



Charities feeding programs like Catholic's With them and our parish volunteers in Boca Raton, Florida  I did 40 thousand meals with for Haiti children this year in 1 day, and it was incredible experience of what a small group of 100+ people can prepare 40.000 meals in 1 day.

And try go plant base diet 1-3 days a week. We used a plant based meal box program to start as we didn't know what to eat, and it tastes nice, healthy and is time&budget saving. There are any other options you can find online and try.



ShareTheMeal here:
and help children in need with a tap on your smartphone. 

Last August 2018 I used this #ShareTheMeal APP with USD 10 to feed a child in school in Lebanon for 1 month. Its 1 meal for me, 1 month for a child, 70 years grateful for his life.

Will you join me ?

"Our decisions ripple through the universe of consciousness to affect the lives of all.
Every act or decision made that supports life, supports all life, including our own."
David R. Hawkins

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

4 Generation Cycles

According to Google’s talk of Robert Greene, “Author of The Laws of Human Nature”  I was drawn on the consideration he has that a Generations occur every 20 to 22 years, and there are 4 generations living at every moment, as he describes from minute 50 on the video:

2 young generations (Progressives / Change Agents)

0-22 Years old &
23-44 Years old

2 older generations (Conservatives / "Skin in the game")

45-66 Years old &
67-88 Years old

The Spirit of the times (Zeitgeist) cycle of each of the 4 generations follow this flow:

Gen1-Revolution generation like Baby Boomers / Hippies ~ born through 1945-1967

Gen2-Preserve generation  like: Gen X / Xennials  ~ born through 1968-1989 

Gen3-Conservative generation like: Gen Y / Millennials / Gen Z  ~ born through 1990-2012 

Gen4-Crisis/New Revolutionary generation with new values, like iGen  / Gen Alpha ~ born through 2013.... 

Some references online state generations on a more flexible criteria, as follows:

Which Generation are You?

Generation NameBirths
Age Today*
Oldest Age
The Lost Generation
The Generation of 1914
The Interbellum Generation19011913106118
The Greatest Generation1910192495109
The Silent Generation192519457494
Baby Boomer Generation194619645573
Generation X (Baby Bust)196519794054
Generation Y, Gen Next
iGen / Gen Z19952012724
Gen Alpha2013202516
(*age if still alive today)

Do you think the highlighted ones above are the 4 key Generations alive today, and what are their profiles / main causes / The Spirit of today (Zeitgeist) ?

Monday, July 22, 2019

Where are we going, and is there someone out there?

This week we celebrate 50 year anniversary of the landing of the 1st Man in the Moon, the Apolo 11 mission.

It was our parents generation's largest achievement (as deterring Nuclear War also in the 60's) and I'm glad our generation will replicate it in 2024 Artemis mission, toward making humans a multi-planetary species.

As a child entering to my teens, I thought our space exploration was going to inevitably encounter Alien life (UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects) as it seems to be found in the skies, and impressed everyone by the classic movies Close Encounters of the third Kind & E.T, both from Spielberg.

This video shaped what I would think as a child could have been the moon landing meeting UFOs

At 11 years of age, I did binge-read books looking for evidence of alien intelligent life and UFOs and
Isaac Asimov was one of my favorite science fiction authors at the time. In my mind lingered thoughts of how to link Area 51, Rosswell, the tone communications with Alien life:

As a grown-up the Multiverse theory and meeting Alien Life fall short on face of the Fermi Paradox

So where are we going? To colonize the Universe and Spread the flare of consciousness and intelligence while at it. For me that seems better that the prospects of Thomas Malthus Population Bomb theory and furthers Ester Boserup and other solutions for the Fermi Paradox.