Vegetarians would like to see a world where no one eats meat. At least some feminists would like to see a world where men and women are essentially the same except for outward appearance. Conservatives think liberalism is wrong and vice versa.

Many people would like to stamp out capital punishment worldwide. Some people feel that everyone should be nice and politically correct at all times and never be angry or rude. Some people say that no one every should tell a lie; others think lying can be good sometimes. Some people think everyone should be (fill in the religion); on the other side are atheists like us. 

Now, imagine a homogenized world. Everyone under the same laws. Believing the same things. Everyone having exactly the same rights and responsibilities. The same limitations and the same opportunities. And everyone's happy with it, including you.

Standing back from this world, would this be a good world or would there be something fundamentally flawed or wrong or dysfunctional with it?

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A homogenized world would be incredibly dull, and two dimensional.  The great thing about diversity is the richness and depth, the opportunity to learn one more new perspective always being just around the corner.  I would rather have the wealth of experience with the conflict.

I'm for everybody having equality of opportunity.  Beyond that, I'd prefer a tangled jungle of variety to explore.

Actually, I got a taste of that when I lived in Mexico and worked in San Diego. I recall one day, stepping out of a store onto a city sidewalk and looking down it, seeing all of the people, about the same height, about the same color of hair, eyes and skin, all speaking one language, and thinking back to the last time I stepped out of my office building in the States, with all possible combinations of skin, hair and eye color and hearing half a dozen languages with single block, and I really came to appreciate the differences.

At the risk of taking attention away from you, Unseen, and certainly, NO one would want that, let's discuss this guy's ideas of how we might shape our future:

Apparently it involves living in a scale model house in a CG reality of some sort.

But hour and a half!

I'll wait for the Cliffs Notes or the review to come out on Rotten Tomatoes.

That's like saying, "Stand in line to see the Mona Lisa? I'll wait til it comes out on Etch-A-Sketch!"

But then, we all know how valuable your time is --

You would liken that video to the Mona Lisa?

OK....    (?)


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