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Charles van der Haegen

‪The Most IMPORTANT Video You'll Ever See‬‏ - YouTube - 3 views

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    "2 million views for an old codger giving a lecture about arithmetic? What's going on? You'll just have to watch to see what's so damn amazing about what he (Prof. Albert Bartlett) has to say. When I saw this lecture at a conference in 1995, I came out blasted, thinking "This needs to be required listening for every person on the planet. Nothing else will matter if we don't understand this." The presenter is Albert Bartlett, a retired Physics prof. at U of Colorado-Boulder. The presentation is titled "Arithmetic, Population, and Energy," and I introduce it to my students as "The most boring video you'll ever see, and the most important." But then again, after viewing it most said that if you followed along with what Bartlett is saying, it's quite easy to pay attention, because the content is so damn compelling. If you forward this to everyone you know, we might actually stand a chance in staving off disaster in the global finance system, peak oil, climate change, and every other resource issue you can think of. Without a widespread understanding of what Bartlett's talking about, I think we won't be able to dodge ANY of those issues. BE ABSOLUTELY SURE you catch the parts about "the bacteria in the bottle" (in Part 3) and the list comparing things that add to the problem and things that address the problem. If we don't choose from that right-hand column, nature will choose for us. I for one, would rather we be the ones making the choice."
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    I suppose many of you have seen this video, at least the first one... The question is: will growth save humanity? Than answer is.... : Wrong question! Maybe it should be: What kind of growth should save humanity? Will pondering on this question bring us further?
    Einstein said once:
    The mere formulation of a problem is far more often essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.
    Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
    How do we formulate Humanities Problem?
Charles van der Haegen

Internet Society (ISOC) All About The Internet: Legal Guide - 1 views

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    "About the Internet
    Histories of the Internet

    ISOC has gathered links and resources on a range of important Internet topics. Please explore this collection of background material.
    Internet Scenario The Internet Society has developed four future Internet scenarios that reveal plausible courses of events that could impact the health of the Internet in the future.

    All about the History of the Internet. Articles from various organisations and personalities. Read more ...
    Guide to Internet Law

    The Internet Society provides this guide as a public service for all interested parties. The guide offers links to many useful legal research sites on the Internet, along with brief descriptions. Read more ...
    Market Research/Statistics

    Statistics, surveys, and Market research regarding the Internet. Read more ...
    About the Internet Learn more about the Internet
    Infrastructure

    Descriptions of the Internet's infrastructure. How is the Internet organised? What are the bodies involved at different levels? Read more ...
    Internet Code of Conduct

    Guidelines on conduct and use of the Internet. Read more "
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