Just got off the phone with John McCarthy. He is looking forward to the conversation tomorrow at the Sustainability of Material Progress Future Salon.
He told me that his Nuclear Energy site, which is part of the overall Sustainability Area of his Website got over 1 Million page hits and is number 2 on Google ahead of government pages if you search for "Nuclear Energy". (The Sustainability page got 200 thousand hits and is also on the first page on Google.)
I didn't read all the pages, but John proofs that with further technology development we will be able solve our current problems and get to an even greater level of wealth and opportunities.
That brought back a quote: "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." It is actually from Albert Einstein.
With all the material progress that we enjoy here in the Bay Area, why are we nevertheless not really happy? Why do so many people need Prozac to get through the day? Are we barking up the wrong tree?
It is going to be interesting tomorrow. See you there.
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