A core human psychological trait of small-scale tribal herding may work against the kind of global organisational unity and cooperation required to cultivate substantive industrial and economic change in the limited time still available to us.
The road to hell is paved with populist simplicities.
Just as there may never be any isolated closure and teleological endpoint to logic, physics and mathematics - there can also never be any such thing as the "one true way" or ideological and social perfection. There are only successive approximations and iterative algorithmic refinements towards a better world, without end.
The most beautiful things we ever experience are made all the more beautiful by their utter transience, impermanence and fleeting nature in time.
If personal subjectivity is a reflection of an internalised concept of ownership and property, what happens if it turns out that neither individual identity nor notions of ownership are, beyond a very limited and historically or culturally contingent sense, actually real ?
Subjecting our concepts of self and world to radical reconfiguration and a creative recombinatory metamorphosis is a certain path to cultivating insight, innovation and discovery.
Life is notoriously difficult to pin down and unambiguously define.
An ability to think in terms of systems holistically as participating in mutually reflexive causal interdependence can initially be a difficult abstraction and conceptual bridge to cross but it also reveals itself as a powerful way to understand real world systems and processes.
The international society of states appears to be faltering and order looks to be crumbling from within.
It is a gargantuan investment and leap of faith to assert, predict or seek to influence technological trajectories over a time scale of centuries.
When information and communications systems become massively autonomous, will we be able to react to the unfolding events in any competitive information and communications space?
As Neural Networks get progressively smarter, our own intellect loses some of its unique character and special nature.