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Stepping Farther Out.

Excellent stuff

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Back in the mid 1970’s, when I as in high school, things seemed to be going to the dooms.  I think that it’s pretty much been forgotten now, but it seemed like every week a new book or newspaper article was telling us how civilization was going to end and we were all going to die.  Then there were the movies.  If it wasn’t “Planet of The Apes, with all the humans wiped out or returned to savagery by nuclear war, with the apes taking over, it “the China Syndrome” with nuclear plants melting down, or “Soylent Green” with the world overpopulated, polluted and the evil corporations resorting to systemized cannibalism.  It was a miracle that we of that generation didn’t collapse in despair. Then there were the books like “Eco Doom” “Future Shock” and a bunch of others.  It’s hard to understand how much of an impact that stuff had in the…

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