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 Priorities and Goals of Humankind as a Whole (10)

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Priorities and Goals of Humankind as a Whole

There is no doubt cooperation is more effective than divisiveness; all the things we generally pride ourselves on such as language and citybuilding rely on people understanding, empathizing, and working together. If humans learned to effectively work together on a global scale, the outcome would be unimaginable. In this hypothetical ideal situation of unity and cooperation, what should human beings work towards? What is the biggest threat or problem facing us as a race, and what are some solutions we could implement? What would be the most effective way to advance the race? Why is this issue the most important one? You can make a list if you want but assume that we are devoting all our attention and resources to one problem/goal at a time.

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i took an economics class about a year ago and the teacher say we the u.s. spend 400 billion a year on foreign oil. he an Arab himself said that if America came up with its own fuel source, Many of or economic problems would go away. we would effectively spend 300-400 plus billion dollars into our own economy and not send it overseas. millions and millions of jobs would be created. i don't care about green tech or not as long as all that money is spent hear and we would all prosper and terrorism would in part die out because many of the groups are funded by these countries i.e. Iran

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Do you think that is what would benefit us as a race, or would it be mostly America that reaped the rewards from that? Would this be at the expense of the countries America buys oil from?

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yeah it would benefit directly to America because the 300-400 billion would be spent in the USA instead of shipping the money to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and so on. thus that 300+ billion would be in the accounts of American companies who pay state and Federal taxes along with the employees that they employ who pay state and federal taxes. not so much at first Cu's India and china would just buy what we did. we also need to create the fuel supply of some sort because China's fuel consumption is growing and one day we will not have enough for the both of us. but eventually........once the oil does run out......Arabic countries will be fucked in the butt

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Ideally, I think we should seek a situation where everyone can live fulfilled lives in safety and health. Finding a cheap, clean, reliable energy source is probably the most pressing requirement for that.

Side: Energy
2 points

We need a vision again. Human race has in its desire to conquer more so, why not? Lets begin to colonize a new planet or moon. Break the barriers that most think it´s not possible. Colonizing even what does not support life, its just a matter of creativity. Let´s conquer new places and forget our hipocryt little problems (well some of them are).

Side: Energy
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How can we do so without the entire world as a whole that we have now is failing? How can we justify spreading the problems we already have over a wider area? I undertsand that you want to work with this exploration and development point, but it would really only work as a shock factor. People would eventually lose their interest and move back to the problems that plague the world as of today. Nothing would have been solved. The problems your solution addresses would just stop for a short period of time and start up again. The first priority would be addressing the problems Humanity has now by/and creating unity between all of Mankind before any Grand-scale Endeavors are to be started. Or, at least, thats my opinion.

Side: Streamlined Infinite Human Progression
2 points

I think that the biggest problem facing people is their lack of unity. You yourself stated the importance of cooperation and the destruction of barriers in order for the most efficient and effective development of mankind as a whole. What we have today is not unity. Racism and destruction run rampant. What you require for unity is a fully understood goal for your group, that group being humanity as a whole or smaller, and the destruction of any non-beneficial histories that could be shared by your group in order to streamline views and progress. To do this, you require something that can permeate all of your grouping: Hate. Love or Brotherhood could also work, but would require the deaths of certain parties before absolute acceptance is levied, and even then Love is no longer an answer. By creating a totem of Hatred that is shared by all in your grouping, you give them all commonality. If you can drive this hatred for long enough at a high enough intensity, the next generation of your grouping, that being the direct sons and daughters most likely, will be driven purely by this hate of your totem and nothing else. All you must do at this point is allow the totem to fall at the hands of a symbol. The remaining party has complete unity under said symbol and an optimistic look on the future, along with a knowledgable history of the past. This party is basically on the way to Utopia as long as Utopian Values are maintained if they are the only party remaining. This should be the priority and Goal of Humankind. However, the entire destiny of the Human Race would be dictated by an elite group of people with completely different skill sets but the same goal of infinite peace. therefore, you would require a group of people to secretly pull the strings of the entire world for an indefinite period of time. This is the only dificult part of the plan to achieve. But as soon as such is comepleted, you begin the path to Infinite World Peace. How can that not be governed as the goal of humanity as whole? A world peace without force or return, merely infinite progress?

Side: Streamlined Infinite Human Progression
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Well we can either choose to all be 'angel' like and live the good life which in itself will get rid of 90% of societies problems...

Or we can choose to sin.. a little or a lot...

Side: Streamlined Infinite Human Progression
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The priority and goal should be mutually beneficial relationships.

Side: mutually beneficial relationships