I Don't Think Humanity Has Made Much Progress

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    New Problems Are Everywhere

    Next time someone tries to tell you that we're making progress, keep these in mind: 1. Homeless/poor population in the United States is through the roof 2. Half of the world's population is below the poverty line because of dependency on "Western society," which neither cares nor...
    LeavingSociety LeavingSociety
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2010

    Progress Is Neither Linear Nor Exponential

    There are two progress lines to track for our society: 1. Finite implementations: technology, medicine, economics. This progress line is non-linear. However, it's not really exponential per se, either; it's more like a tree with divergent branches, some increasing, others...
    LeavingSociety LeavingSociety
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2010

    It's gone backwards quite well though,

    perhaps that counts. It's movement at least. The direction is all that is debatable. The old Greeks said that the original men were close to the Gods, and with each generation they became a further diluted version. If they are/were correct it's no surprise things degenerate...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels
    41-45, M
    Sep 23, 2014
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